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Oxford Learning Palatine

764 W. Euclid Ave.
Palatine, IL 60067

(847) 963-9900


Oxford Learning’s Little Readers® is an enriched learning and reading program that develops the skills needed to learn and excel — including reading, writing, math and fun activities.

Little Readers® is the only learning and reading tutor program that offers cognitive skills development (the basis for all learning) along with an enriched academic curriculum. Oxford Learning’s Little Readers® program builds thinking skills and creates a solid foundation for learning.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

From the Director:

We are excited about our smallest students and know that the building blocks for future school success start in preschool and kindergarten. We work with all kinds of students, whether they need a little extra help or are looking for a challenge. Our propriety curriculum allows us the flexibility to plan an individualized program especially for your student. Stop by and we'd be happy to show you around!

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Oxford Learning has over 25 years of experience in the education field, and benefits greatly from the direction of our founder, Dr. Nick Whitehead, PhD. In the 1980s Dr. Whitehead and a team of university research associates developed and tested a systematic learning process that would stimulate the development of a child's cognitive and problem-solving abilities. Dr. Whitehead has written numerous articles and books in the field of education, and we are lucky to have him as a resource.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Research has shown that children who develop strong reading skills early in life are more successful students, better learners, and are less likely to fall behind in school.

A Typical Day

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Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Please describe the ways in which you communicate with parents about their child, the school's learning goals, their child's progress, and activities parents can be doing outside of school to foster their child's development.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions

Handling Separation: From the Director

We understand that younger students often have a difficult time being away from home and family, so we work hard to cultivate a positive environment. Parents are invited to sit in on a class with their student before enrolling, which often helps to alleviate some fears.