Programs

New Horizons Preschool

Registration for the 2018/2019 school year is open!. Please call 630-406-5282 to inquire about class openings.

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.

A knowledgeable staff works together to provide a safe and happy environment. Children are encouraged to think independently, be creative and freely explore in a structured atmosphere. Social skills, especially conflict resolution techniques, are emphasized. The use of manipulative and sand/water tables allows science and math skills to be practiced. Children learn to sort, match, and quantify. They also learn problem solving techniques, tolerance for frustration, the reward of trying an activity again and improving their skill.

Language, listening, and speech activities are practiced daily through stories, music, finger plays, story writing, and dictation. Art and sensory activities focus on the process, not the perfect end product, allowing for freedom of expression and choice. This is essential for the child's self-esteem. Information on the activities within the classroom is conveyed to the parent through weekly flyers and monthly newsletters. Parent involvement in the classroom is highly encouraged.

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

  


  

"Tim is LOVING pre-k!!!  He said the first day was "blastastic" and every day since has topped the previous day!!  He comes home so excited about what he has learned and teaches it to me.  He has also been singing the songs he has learned.  I'm so happy that he is loving school!!  He was not this excited about preschool last year.  I can tell this class is going to be perfect for him to learn and grow." 

-Cindy Benshoof