Curriculum

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Preschool for all Children Initiative

We are a proud partner with the Illinois State Board of Education’s Preschool for all Children Initiative. This grant award established formal collaboration between the Illinois State Board of Education and Early Explorations in 2005.  Through this collaboration, we are able to offer a half-day, Pre-K program to 20 qualifying children, where a certified teacher leads…

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Birth-3 Initiative

We are a proud partner with the Illinois State Board of Education’s Birth-3 Initiative.  This collaboration is offered at Early Explorations and Early Explorations Too and serves up to 20 families who benefit from the additional support of a certified Parent Educator.  Families participate in play groups, parent education programs, field trips and developmental visits. …

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Private preschool classrooms

Our private preschool classrooms are broken down into a 3-4 year-old classroom (2 years prior to entering Kindergarten) and a Junior Kindergarten Prep classroom (children age-eligible for Kindergarten the following academic year).  Both of our private preschool classrooms offer quality curriculum, and assessment as outlined above.  

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Preschool Classrooms

Our Preschool Classrooms (3 years – 6 years) offer a wide variety of program choices and services to meet the needs of our unique children and families.  Creative Curriculum for Preschool is the curriculum used to guide learning that is based on the Illinois Early Learning Standards and provides high-quality early education in spacious classrooms…

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Individual Child Assessment

Individual child assessment is documented, utilizing Teaching Strategies Gold Assessment, where a portfolio collection of your child’s individual work is collected overtime, and contains photos of your child, a developmental checklist, and narrative reports, summarizing your child’s overall development at specific points, documenting developmental milestones and establishing future goals specific to your child.

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Two-Year-Old Classrooms

Our Two-Year-Old Classrooms (24 months- 36 months) provide a stimulating environment where the curriculum accommodates the traits and needs of your child as he/she is growing towards independence.  Planned activities include, Imitating & Pretending, Playing with Toys, Enjoying  Stories/Music, Dabbling in Art, Tasting Food, Exploring  Sand/Water, Fun with Music & Movement, and Outdoor Explorations which…

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Toddler Classrooms

Our Toddler Classrooms (15 months- 24 months) serve as a transitional classroom where children begin eating at group tables, napping on cots, and are given a greater amount of creative exploration experiences.  Children explore and manipulate their environment through purposeful play and free exploration.

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Infant Classrooms

Our Infant Classrooms (6 weeks-15 months) provide a warm, safe, loving environment with opportunities to cuddle with a caregiver, explore using the 5 senses, manipulate the environment through hands-on explorations, coo as a book is being read aloud, kick their legs to rhythmic music, or take a nap in individually assigned cribs.

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