FULL & HALF-DAY PRESCHOOL Now Enrolling for the 2017-18 School Year

July 26, 2017

 

Now offering full-day, year-round options! "

FULL & HALF-DAY PRESCHOOL Now Enrolling for the 2017-18 School Year

The Indian Boundary YMCA is proud to implement the Creative Curriculum, which is fully aligned with the Early Learning Standards of Illinois.
The curriculum focuses on the interests of the Children, which creates the study topics of our lesson. Our teachers are professionally trained
and DCFS certified, with continual professional development to ensure best and most current practice in the classroom.
Our DCFS Licensed Program Includes:

• Opening Circle: Welcome song, days of the week, calendar and the pledge of allegiance begins our day.
Children develop necessary receptive and oral language skills through circle time.
They have opportunities to listen, share, and take turns with their classmates, which prepares them for kindergarten.


• Academic Readiness: Language, literacy, math, cognitive skills, social studies and science are implemented through
Learning Centers, group activities, and individualized teacher/student activities.


• The Arts: Children will express themselves creatively through visual arts, music, dance, and dramatic play which develops the “whole” child.


• Gym/Gross Motor Development: A variety of activities, equipment and materials are provided to develop physical competence,
such as playground play, throwing & kicking balls, riding bicycles and scooters among other activities. We teach sportsmanship through a variety of team games and relays.


• Swim Lessons: Swim lessons are designed to give children the skills they need to learn the fundamentals of swimming, water and boating safety.
Our goal is to create a pleasant, fun atmosphere while developing self confidence in the water. Tuition includes weekly swim lessons!

For more information, contact Jennifer Buchanan, Youth Development Director at jbuchanan@ymcachicago.org.