Classes for children 2½ through 5½ years of age
Welcome to our 2013-2014
Kinderhaven Preschool Academy is a developmental preschool for children ages 2 1/2 to 6, licensed by the State of Illinois. Our approach and curriculum has been influenced by the preschools of Reggio Emilia and are supported by short and long term projects that are inspired by the children’s interests, knowledge of early childhood development and topics that are generally of interest to children. Imbedded in these projects are the tools and opportunities for all children to develop concepts and skills that will lead to a successful school experience and desire to learn. Our educators are dedicated Early Childhood Professionals committed to upholding our mission and goals. The school follows the holiday calendar for School District #67 (September – May)
Our mission: to provide a warm, nurturing and stimulating environment designed to promote discovery, creativity, learning and growth in all areas of development in preschool aged children. To share with parents the most current information on child development, so that they may better understand the development and the education of their preschool child.
Kinderhaven Preschool Academy’s fundamental values are based on an image of the child as being curious, competent, and capable of co-constructing knowledge. At Kinderhaven Preschool Academy, educators observe, document, interpret children's thinking, representational work, and learning. We then endeavor to understand, support, and extend the children's thinking, theories, and hypotheses in order to give meaning to their experiences.
Using guidelines established by The National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, we will provide an age appropriate preschool program for children, 2½ - 6 years of age, in age specific groupings. Each child will have individual goals established by the team of parent and staff. Parent involvement will be encouraged through active participation in the classroom, monthly parent coffees, chaperoning of field trips, and attendance at the many family events throughout the school year. Hurry to get your registrations in now!
I visited all of the pre-schools in the area to find the right fit for my son. After visiting Kinderhaven, I was truly impressed by the life lessons that the teachers instill in the students. Kinderhaven is unlike any other school I have seen. My son is appreciated for his individuality, and he is encouraged to express himself in his artwork and class discussions. It is an inspiring place for the students as well as the parents, and I know that the experiences and lessons my son learns will carry with him throughout his life. I only wish that the Kinderhaven school continued through the eighth grade, because I would love for my son to continue the Kinderhaven philosophy of education throughout his grade school years. I am very thankful that my son has the chance to learn from some of the most kind, nurturing teachers I have ever met. I would highly recommend Kinderhaven to anyone who is looking for an outstanding pre-school experience for their child.
-Jennifer Patt (red class parent)