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Banner Preschool

3220 Big Tree Lane
Wilmette, IL 60091

(847) 251-3955


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The program is geared to stimulate intelligence through creative learning experiences. Our teaching staff is composed of loving and devoted professionals in early childhood education and development.

The concept of Banner Preschool is to provide a nurturing environment in which each child can develop to his/her optimum potential and self worth. It is our belief that close communications between the home and the school is an essential ingredient for your child's success during his early preschool years. We think of this as forming a partnership as teachers and parents work together. Parent/Teacher Conferences are also part of our early childhood program. We have an open door policy where parents are welcome to visit our classrooms at anytime.

At Banner we feel each child is unique. We make sure he/she feels this way too. This philosophy is carried out in the classroom as well as the home. A special home visit from the teacher is scheduled for each child. Birthdays are shared, holiday parties and parent-child party themes are also planned throughout the year.

A high quality program like ours believes that learning is our most exciting endeavor. The activities we do, convey a feeling of celebration as we help children make new connections, find new meanings, and achieve new levels of skill and comprehension. Our humanistic approach to teaching provides a warm setting for close social interaction between peers and teachers. Our environment fosters a zest for learning and a positive self-esteem. Our curriculum includes reading readiness, music, art, cooking, science and social studies. We offer an indoor gym and an outdoor age appropriate fenced in playground. We believe in a hands on approach. Our children learn best by being active participants in the learning process."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school