Activity Guide Spring/Summer 2018 - Page 50

Preschool The 2018-2019 preschool year begins the week of September 4, 2018 and concludes the week of May 6, 2019. Classes will not meet on legal public holidays as determined by the District 41 school calendar. There may be additional dates which will be stated in your Glen Ellyn Park District Preschool Calendar. ABOUT THE PROGRAM The Glen Ellyn Park District Preschool Education Program is sure to keep active children busy! The program provides a variety of experiences and media to facilitate learning concepts of writing, science, vocabulary, numbers, shapes, math and other cognitive abilities through an academic and play balanced curriculum, where children explore and develop their skills. Program activities serve many developmental purposes; participants learn problem-solving skills, how to sort out and organize new ideas, develop an understanding of social awareness, and investigate and experiment with new possibilities. The academics incorporated into the program will ensure students are prepared to move to the next level and eventually be kindergarten ready. The daily schedule is a mixture of teacher-guided activities and play, with small and large group activities based around a weekly theme. Children are involved with fine and large motor skill activities, art projects, music, books, dramatic play, cooking, writing and more. Children also have monthly visits B#Sharp Music for Children and the GEPD Naturalist. Please contact Jeannie Robinson, Assistant Superintendent of Recreation Services, at jrobinson@gepark.org with any questions or concerns. CLASS DESCRIPTIONS Preschool Supervisor Jeannie Robinson jrobinson@gepark.org (630) 942-7267 50 Not Quite 2 Plus Preschool (NQ2+) 3-Year-Old Preschool (3) This program is for children turning two- years old in April, May, and June 15th prior to the start of the school year. The program is geared toward having a successful first school-away-from-parent experience while preparing for the three-year-old program. Emphasis is placed on socialization skills and introduction to a structured class. In case of potty accidents, parents will be notified. This program is designed for children who are two years away from entering kindergarten. 2 Plus Preschool (2+) This program is geared toward having a successful first school-away-from-parent experience while preparing for the three- year-old program. Emphasis is placed on socialization skills as well as building self confidence and self-esteem. In case of potty accidents, parents will be notified. Children must be potty-trained. 4-Year-Old Preschool (4) This program is for children who are one year away from entering kindergarten. Children must be potty-trained. 4 Plus Preschool (4+) This program is planned for the older and more mature child. This class is available for children who have not turned five by September 1, 2018, but will turn five during the months of September, October, November, December of 2018, and January 2019.