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Your fun is our business!

Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is now open!

The New Horizons program is designed to provide an opportunity for social and emotional growth as well as an entryway to a more formal school experience. The program is based on the philosophy that children learn more through play. This program provides opportunities for children of all abilities to participate in common activities, yet allows for success and mastery. This is paramount in the foundation of self-esteem and self-confidence.

Program highlights:

- Encouraged to think independently and be creative
- Learn conflict resolution techniques
- Use manipulative and sand/water tables for science and math skills to be practiced
- Learn to sort, match, and quantify
- Enjoy story time, music, finger plays, story writing, and dictation

For more information, contact Lori McDonald at 630-406-5282, or contact us.

Group photo of Preschool Teachers

Our amazing Head Teachers and Assistants

Front row, left to right: Kaylee Gallagher, Sue Heffter, Brittany Lerdal, Deb Carlson, Heather Wnek, Liz Czekajlo. Back row: Pam Sorenson, Amy Glover, Jean Butzler, Laurie Musielak, Paulette Stark, Sue Pawlicki, Liz Kline Missing from the photo: Sue Barbush

Deb Carlson
Education: B.A. from National College of Education, Deb has been a teacher at New Horzions Preschool since 2000 and has been teaching for a total of 23 years. Classes: 3's & 4's
Elizabeth Czekajlo
Education: B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Dayton, Substitute preschool teacher at Batavia Nursery School for three years. Worked in the special education department for the Wheaton School District. Classes: 3's
Kaylee Gallagher
Education: B.S. in Education from Illinois State University, Kaylee has been a teacher at New Horizons preschool since 1997 and has been teaching for more than 30 years. Classes: Young 3's and 3's
Laurie Musielak
Education: B.A. in Business Administration from North Central College, Laurie has been a teacher at New Horizons Preschool since 2007 and has worked as Assistant and Head Teacher. Classes: 4 day 4's, Pre-K

Pam Sorenson
Education: B.S. in Elementary Education and graduate work in Foundations of Education from Northern Illinois University, Pam has been a teacher at New Horizons Preschool since 2005 and has been teaching for a total of 24 years. Classes: 3's and 4's

Heather Wnek
Education: B.A. in Elementary Education and M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction, both from North Central College, Heather was previously a substitute teacher for New Horizons and has been teaching for 11 years. Classes: 3's and 4 day 4's

Please call 630-406-5282 to inquire about class openings.

Parents must register their own children. Faxes, mail, and e-mails will not be accepted for New Horizons Preschool. A $20 non-refundable registration fee and the correct deposit is due to register. If a child drops out before or during the program and the spot is filled before the next month begins, it is possible to get a refund. Starting August 1, 2020 only a 50% refund will be given. If your child stays in the program, the deposit will be applied to any outstanding fees with the difference refunded at the end of the year.

Children must be potty trained, except for the "Young 3's" program.

Monthly Fees & Times

Monthly payments are due on the first day of the month, September through May. A $10 late fee will be assessed after the first of the month.

Age Day Time Fee Deposit
Age 3 by 1/1/21 W 9:15-11:15 am $105 $105
Age 3 by 9/1/20 Tu/Th 9:30-11:45 am $135 $135
Age 3 by 9/1/20 Tu/Th 12:30-2:45 pm $135 $135
Age 4 by 9/1/20 M/W/F 9:15-11:45 am $180 $180
Age 4 by 9/1/20 M/W/F 12:30-3:00 pm $180 $180
Age 4 by 9/1/20 M/Tu/Th/F 9:15-11:45 am $220 $220
Age 5 by 1/1/21 M/Tu/Th/F 12:30-3:15 pm $240 $240