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Glasser Preschool

1235 North Harlem Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302

(708) 386-3937


M-F 8:30 AM - 3 PM

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Day in the Life

A Typical Day

"Free Play begins the day. The children play independently and in spontaneously formed groups as they choose from different learning centers of developmentally appropriate materials and toys, such as playdough, puzzles, dressup, puppets, and a wide assortment of building blocks. Daily arts and crafts activities promote fine motor skills and encourage creativity.
Circle Time is when the teachers introduce weekly themes and the day's events. Discussions on weather, the calendar, and the World-Around-Us introduce children to math, science, and letters. The children sing songs, listen to stories, and share their experiences.
Large motor play is outside, weather permitting, where the children run, jump, ride bikes and play in the sand. When inside, they play in our indoor play area with slides, bikes, and balls.
Snack Time � more than just eating � is a social time. The children are encouraged to set up and clean up their own snacks.
Excerpted from the preschool's website


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

For younger classes there is an abbreviated schedule at the start of the school year.