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Children Of The Shepherd Preschool

1111 North Elmhurst Rd.
Prospect Heights, IL 60070

(847) 537-4353


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"In our safe, secure and nurturing environment each child will:
experience an accepting, loving relationship with a qualified Christian teacher.
experience the goodness of God's created wonders firsthand.
experience an environment of acceptance for each child as an individual where curiosity and creativity are encouraged.
learn to trust and respect adults outside her/his immediate family. Children are talked to and treated with respect by the adults in our classroom.
learn to play with other children through cooperative play.
develop self-discipline and an attitude of respect for her/his environment and fellow classmates.
It is the belief of the Preschool Board that we are establishing a foundation for intellectual, physical, social, emotional and spiritual growth for the children enrolled in our school.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Relaxed Time: Children arrive and chat with teachers, work with puzzles and manipulatives, read books and investigate nature items on the "discovery table".
Informal Meeting Time: Attendance. calendar, weather, acknowledgement of Special Helper and introduction to the day's activities are part of this time.
Center Time: (choosing time) The children are free to choose to work in a variety of centers that are designed to enhance the day's activities and stimulate intellectual, social and muscle development.
Clean-Up: Children are taught to put back their own materials and play equipment.
Snack Time: (family Style) A variety of snacks are chosen with good nutrition in mind.
Outdoor Play: Our backyard is equipped with a sandbox and a variety of climbers.
Group Activities: Stories, music, drama, rhythm instruments, puppets and large muscle movement are alternated throughout the school year.
Special Good-Bye Time: A time to thank God for our day and our friends.
Excerpted from the preschool's website