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2011 Dean Street, Suite A
St. Charles, IL 60174

Preschool

2020-2021 Preschool Programs

SUMMER SESSION: June 1st – August 7th

FALL SESSION: August 10th – May 29th

DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION 2020-2021 Registration Form (PDF)

Learning Connections Preschool early learning center provides quality full-day and part day programs throughout the year for children with all learning and physical abilities.

Napping: If your student is not a napper they will have a 45-minute quiet time after lunch followed by an afternoon preschool program. Students that are napping will be allowed to do so up to two hours per day.

  • INFANT ROOM PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS 6 WEEKS-14 MONTHS

    The daily program for our littlest students includes age appropriate development of social, emotional, and cognitive skills. Lesson plans are designed for each child’s individual development while reaching milestones associated with fine motor skills, gross motor skills and language development. American Sign Language is used to enhance communication with the children as well as music am! play to ensure their busy, growing minds continue to grow!

    We offer a safe, nurturing nursery environment which allows parents to build a strong relationship with the teachers. This relationship ensures children are growing at their own pace and connection between home and school is seamless.

  • ROOM A – PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS 15 MONTHS – 35 MONTHS

    The daily program for these active students provides experiences that promote the individual child’s growth and well-being in the development of social ·and emotional growth, gross and fine motor skills, sensory learning, language, cognition, and positive self-concept. Lesson plans are designed with the individual developmental goals of the children in the classroom. Since our little learners do not have full verbal abilities to tell you about their day, each child has a daily sheet for parents which will include daily care, as well as anecdotal notes that are individualized to their accomplishments. Students in this class are moved during the school year to the next classroom as social/emotional/academic and/or age permits. Max 15-16 children per class.

  • ROOM B – PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS 2.5 YEARS – 3 YEARS

    This remarkably busy age group is treated to an educationally based social environment. Open play, fine motor development, story times, sensory activities, learning centers, creative art projects, literacy by introducing Jolly Phonics, large muscle and music movement as well as a snack fill the busy 2.5-hour program. Toilet reinforcement provided; however proper undergarments are required until toilet training is complete. Our full day option allows for students to enjoy lunch, nap, and embark on additional learning centers throughout the afternoon. Max 16-20 children per class.

  • PRE-K – PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS 3.5 YEARS – 4 YEARS

    Our Pre-K students continue to work in an educationally-based social environment, with additional focus on learning letters, colors, numbers, name recognition, fine motor skills, science exploration, creative art projects, circle times, large
    muscle/music movement, math concepts (patterning/sorting/number recognition), individual class responsibilities, open play and more to be ready for our Begindergarten program. Students work on letters (sounds/formation) with Jolly Phonics. Our full day option allows for students to enjoy lunch, nap, and embark on additional learning centers throughout the afternoon. Max 20 children per class.

  • BEGINDERGARTEN – PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS 4.5 YEARS – 6 YEARS

    We offer an extended Begindergarten program to ready your student(s) for Full Day Kindergarten!

    In this program students are prepared for kindergarten by extensive writing/fine motor skills, circle times, mathematics, letters (sounds/formation) with Jolly Phonics, numbers, patterning, science exploration, sensory activities, creative ·art projects, individual class responsibilities, large muscle/music movement, open play and more. As the year progresses students will be introduced to guided reading activities and more extensive introductions to math concepts, such as money. Begindergarten is the “beginning” of your student’s kindergarten experience. Includes a Preschool Graduation Ceremony Max 20 per class.

  • E-LEARNING FALL SESSION/SCHOOL-AGE SUMMER SESSION

    PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS 5-8 YEARS

    The E-Learning program is designed for children entering Kindergarten and 1st grade who have opted for REMOTE LEARNING. This class gives children extra support when online with their public school teachers, offer help with school work, homework, and gives the bonus of hands on learning with a STEAM based curriculum and enrichments to ensure a successful, healthy, and safe school year! This class provides parents peace of mind knowing their children are getting the absolute best educational experience in these unprecedented times and allows for children to interact socially with their peers in a smaller setting!

    The Summer program is an extension of our Begindergarten program which gives children the opportunity to continue their academic learning in a fun, exciting environment. This ongoing extension makes for a seamless transition into Kindergarten after the summer months. This program also includes our older school-age children and gives them the opportunity to continue their journey as life-long learners and mentors to our younger students. This program focuses on STEM curriculum and includes Science experiments’, Technology projects, Engineering exploration, and Math activities. This program also affords our older students a seamless transition back into public school classes after the summer months by helping to retain the knowledge they learned throughout the year.

  • FULL DAY PRESCHOOL PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS 15mos-6 years

    Our students enjoy breakfast, free choice, 2.5-3.0 hours of structured daily learning in the morning, lunch,
    nap/rest time, large muscle outdoors or in our gym, afternoon centers and-snack. Our early learning center is focused on preparing your child for kindergarten and a lifetime love for learning!

    Full Day Preschool hours are 7-6.

    Please refer to our Program Descriptions for full details.

  • INCLUSIVE CENTER

    Our programs meet the needs of children with varying learning or physical
    challenges both part and full day. Students are in our classrooms based on age and/or cognitive development. A meeting with a team leader is mandatory prior to classroom placement. Pricing varies based on hours/days care is needed.

    We also offer Support Partners for an additional fee to assist your student in their daily academic, social and physical need.

    Learning Connections Preschool determines the need for a Support Partner. Call for more part day or full day option details.

THIS AND THAT

Preschool and school age:supplies, snacks, on-site librarian visits are all included in the monthly fee. If your child is not potty trained, please provide diapers. All other supplies provided unless your child has an allergy to wipes, we ask you provide the specific brand of wipes required.

Tots:Please provide diapers or pull ups as needed. Wipes are provided by the center. If your child has an allergy to wipes, we ask you to provide the specific brand of wipes required.

Clothing:All students are to provide a complete change of clothing including socks.

Vision and Hearing Screenings:State Mandated Vision/Hearing Screenings for Threes, Fours, Fives classes will be held during each school year. Additional fee will be required for this mandatory screening process. You will be notified of this additional fee prior to screening date.

Labeling:ALL items brought into the center is a must (diapers, coats, shoes, water bottles, show ‘n tell, levies, blankets, etc.).

E-learning requirements:Enrolled in a public-school Kindergarten/1 st grade program, supply all technical equipment and materials required by public school teacher, and a backpack