Preschool Program

for 3 to 5 year-olds

MONTESSORI/EARLY CHILDHOOD | SKOKIE

4700 Oakton St., Skokie, IL 60076
847-213-0899 

EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER | SKOKIE

4023 Dempster St, Skokie, IL 60076
(847) 675-7030

EARLY CHILDHOOD ACADEMY | CHICAGO

5332 W. Addison St., Chicago, IL 60641
773-777-7411

Preschool Program Locations

Program Overview

Reading and Language

 ✔ Know that pictures and symbols have meanings
 ✔ Identify letters of the alphabet
 ✔ Make some letter-sound matches
 ✔ Begin to develop phonological awareness
 ✔ Answer simple questions about a story
 ✔ Use drawing and writing skills to relay a message
 ✔ Listen, understand and respond to directions
 ✔ Know that reading progresses from left to right and top to bottom
 ✔ Identify signs and labels in the surroundings

Mathematics

 ✔ Recognize numbers and count with understanding
 ✔ Use concepts that included number recognition and one-to-one correspondence
 ✔ Solve simple mathematical problems
 ✔ Beginning to understand the concept of time by following daily schedule and routines
 ✔ Sort, classify and compare objects
 ✔ Recognize shapes and structures in the surroundings
 ✔ Show understanding of measurement
 ✔ Beginning to learn addition and subtraction as they sort, classify and make a comparison of quantities
 ✔ Learning to use senses to observe and discover surroundings
 ✔ Learning to use common weather-related terms
 ✔ Use scientific tools such as thermometers, magnets, balance scales, and magnifying glasses for observations
 ✔ Know the concept of night/day as well as the seasons
 ✔ Begin to be aware of technology and how it affects us
 ✔ Know the basic safety practices

Social Studies

 ✔ Show understanding of the similarities and differences in people
 ✔ Learning to understand the concept of voting as a way of making choices
 ✔ Beginning to understand the concept of leadership in the environment
 ✔ Beginning to learn & think geographically
 ✔ Understand that each of us belongs to a family and the differences in every family as to their culture

Fine Arts

 ✔ Participate in music, dance, and drama activities
 ✔ Describe their own creative work or of others
 ✔ Use creative arts as a way of expressing themselves

Physical Activities

 ✔ Know how to express feelings, needs, and wants
 ✔ Show eagerness and curiosity
 ✔ Begin to understand and follow rules
 ✔ Learning how to seek solutions to problems
 ✔ Displaying initiative and independence in actions
 ✔ Show empathy and caring for others
 ✔ Begin to share materials and take turns
 ✔ Respect the rights of self and others
 ✔ Develop a relationship with children and adults
 ✔ Participate in cooperative groups play