About Preschool



Mission Statement 

We are committed to providing a safe, healthy learning environment where young children and families grow in a positive way.     

Philosophy 

We believe in creating a developmentally appropriate learning environment that reflects preschool children’s cultural backgrounds. This environment will provide each preschool child an opportunity to develop language, motor, social-emotional and intellectual skills. Our staff and family partnership will strive to build a positive foundation for future success.     

Program 

The Prekindergarten Program is for qualified three, four and five year olds. The overall goal of the program is to increase a child’s potential for school success by providing positive, nurturing experiences in developing intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically. A parent interview is completed by parents at the preschool screening for the purpose of obtaining socio-emotional, behavioral, environmental, medical, and stress indicators which will provide programming designed to best meet the needs of each student.     

Requirements for Enrollment

• Proof of immunizations and current school health exam 
• A certified birth certificate (recommended) 
• Social Security Number (recommended) 
• Free developmental screening for your child or recommendation from a referring agency     

Curriculum 

The program uses the Creative Curriculum, a developmentally appropriate program for three through five year old children which aligns with the Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards. This curriculum will provide opportunities for your child to grow socially, emotionally, intellectually, and physically.     

Daily Schedule 

• opening activities
• center time 
• language / concept time
• music / large motor time 
• story time     

Attendance 

Regular attendance is expected and extremely important in contributing to your child’s school success. Illinois state law requires parents to telephone the school when their child will be absent for any reason     

Health Policies 

Special care is given to ensure a healthy learning environment.If your child is exposed to a communicable or infectious disease, please notify your child’s teacher. Do not send your child if you think he/she might be ill and call to notify the school. If your child becomes sick at school, you will be notified. Remember to leave dependable emergency numbers so we may contact you.     
Transportation 

Transportation arrangements for children attending sites within school districts are made by each local districts. These local districts notify parents of the pick-up and delivery time. Your child’s safety and well being is our number one concern. Children arriving on buses are met daily by the classroom teacher and assistant. ( Transportation is not provided for all programs.)     Written Parental Permission of Pickup and Delivery If someone other than the parent or legal guardian is to pick up your child for dismissal, written permission is required. Adults may be requested to provide picture identification; this policy is in effect to protect your child.     

Behavior Management 

The main goal of our program is to prepare your child for future success. Development of self-control and self-discipline is key to kindergarten readiness. Teacher/parent communication is essential for growth in this area. Please feel free to discuss any questions you may have with your child’s teacher.     

Assessment 

The Creative Curriculum assessment tools will be used to document children’s progress throughout their time in the program. Parents will receive written reports at parent conferences and at the end of the year. Additional parent conferences will be held upon request of the teacher and/or the parent. Those children who have an Individual Education Plan (IEP) will receive progress reports on a quarterly basis. All students will also be assessed for early language and literacy growth in the fall, winter, and spring.     

Supportive Services 

• Preschool Office 444-3266 
• Social Worker- Becci Cline 444-3274 
• Family Liaison- Kylee Petersen 444-3268    

Family Involvement 

We encourage parental involvement in the classroom for a variety of reasons. If you are able to help out, please contact your child’s teacher. We will also sponsor a variety of parent programming, the following is a list of a few of those offerings: 

• Skating parties 
• Parents, Popcorn, and Movies 
• Family Fun Friday 
• Family Reading Night 
• Week of the Young Child Celebration 
• Math & Science Night 
• Seasonal Classroom Activities 

*Our staff encourages participation in these parent programs.     

Early Arrivals 

There is no adult supervision available for children who are “left” at school. At no time should children be left unsupervised. Parents or family members transporting a child to school need to walk with that child to the meeting area and release him/her into the care of program staff. Please observe regular classroom hours.     

Funded in part by Danville District No. 118, The Illinois State Board of Education and The Special Education Fund