PRESCHOOL OVERVIEW

ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
We have a sincere desire to prepare your child (three to five years old) for Kindergarten socially, emotionally, and academically. Our Preschool provides:
  • Educational foundation for lifetime learning
  • A balanced program of play, music, socialization, computer technology, and academics through a developmentally appropriate curriculum
  • A safe large outdoor play area
  • Plenty of room to enjoy and explore the outdoors
  • A large indoor play area for large motor activities
  • Loving, caring, and safe environment
OUR PHILOSOPHY
At St. John's Preschool we believe that children's growth is achieved and accomplished through developmental stages. By offering opportunities for individual growth, development, and problem-solving through hands-on play and activities, children discover and understand the world around them.
OUR GOALS
Our goal is to help nurture your child's positive self-image through many experiences in a Christ-centered environment. In this Christian setting we believe we can provide rich, educational experiences with an emphasis on your child's intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual growth.
OUR TEACHERS
teacher The teachers at St. John's Preschool are extremely experienced and educated in Early Childhood Education and Development. Continuing Education enables us to be prepared for the modern expectations of today's parents. Meeting all licensing standards established by the Department of Children and Family Services, along with our dedication, ensures our ability to prepare and educate your child to the highest of standards. Your child's health and welfare are the most important of our goals. Our teachers are also trained in CPR and in First Aid.
CURRICULUM
Our curriculum is based on the Bible and on the children's natural curiosity about the world in which they live. This is presented through theme units in which teachers plan and organize developmentally appropriate early childhood activities, often with the children helping to decide in what direction an activity may go. These activities are presented to the children through the following hands-on learning centers:
Art
Science
Blocks
Writing
Computer
Music
Math
Library
Dramatic Play
Listening Center
Discovery Table
Cognitive
CLASS SIZES
school of fish Class sizes are limited to 15 children. There are two educationally-qualified teachers in each classroom. This exceptional teacher/child ratio allows our staff to be very aware of your child's development and gives us the opportunity to offer more individualized emergent learning.
CLASSES

We offer a mixed 3- to 5-year-old class that has a flexible schedule. The parent decides how many days and which days the child attends. Tuition is based on the number of days the child attends:

2 days – $130/month
3 days – $145/month
4 days – $195/month
5 days – $245/month

Classes meet from 8:30 to 11:00 am, and there is an afternoon option from 12:00 to 3:00 pm, providing enrollment minimum is met.

Daily snack and juice are included in the tuition.

We also offer a 2-year-old class that meets Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 9:00 to 11:00 am, with tuition at:

1 day – $70/month
2 days – $125/month

REGISTRATION

sign Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis; however, current students and families along with alumni may register early. There is a $50.00 NONREFUNDABLE registration fee. To register your child, contact the Preschool Director Jamie Czischki at 815-338-5185.

A school t-shirt is included in the registration fee.

PARENT-TEACHER COMMUNICATION

St. John's Preschool believes that OPEN communication between school and parent is the key to giving your child a positive school experience. We intend to keep communication open through school newsletters.

Parent/Teacher conferences are held during the course of the school year. These conferences will inform you of your child's social, emotional, intellectual (cognitive), physical, and spiritual development. Your child's creativity will be displayed throughout the classroom and hallways. St. John's offers opportunities for parents to participate in classroom activities or even to observe in the classroom. We welcome your participation.