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Antzy Pants Preschool

503 Main St
Pecatonica, IL 61063

(815) 239-9080


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

From the Director:

We have a center based program - Math, Science, Art, Dramatic Play and Building area. We offer hands on learning.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught

From the Director:

Center based program with a Math, Science, Art, Dramatic Play and Building/Puzzle Center. This is a hands on learning environment

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

With small class size teacher is able to spend quality time with each student

Day in the Life

General School Mission

.Our Curriculum provides each child an oportunity for hands -on learning.
We believe children learn through play.

A Typical Day

Center Based Facility- Math, Science, Art, Dramatic Play, and Puzzle/Block Centers.
Our Curriculum provides each child an oportunity for hands -on learning.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Monthly calendars and newsletters are sent home with children. A weekly news sheet is also sent home. Parent Teacher conferences are held in the fall and in the spring.
Antzy Pants has an Open House, Christmas Program, Graduation Program along with a Thanksgiving Feast, Valentine and Christmas parties that parents are welcome to attend.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school

Handling Separation: From the Director

Antzy Pants offers Themed Play Dates for children ages 3-6 years old. Children that attend Play Dates before the start of school have an easy transition into preschool. Parents are welcome to attend Play Dates with their child.