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Primary (First timers group T-Th A.M.) and Pre-K (M-W-F or M-F A.M. or P.M.) Preschool
                             Age appropriate programs not combined with full day care


• Typical Daily Schedule
• Additional Information

Preschool is in session from September through early June, and follows the school calendar established by Lake Villa School District #41. Preschoolers who enroll in the morning classes, attend from 9:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. The afternoon classes meet from 12:15 P.M. to 2:45 P.M. There are twenty children enrolled in each class staffed with two teachers. The children's environment is well equipped, has computers and is air conditioned. Parent volunteers are welcome in the classroom.

Children are assessed at the beginning of the term and periodically within the span of the school year. The results identify a child's individual and special needs, plan for individual and group needs, serve as meaningful information to communicate with parents, and evaluate the effectiveness of the curriculum. Preschool uses the well-known "Math Their Way" program to provide the children with solid math concepts. The curriculum is also literature based and has a strong language arts program. Nature and Science are also emphasized. Art and music are part of the daily activity. The children grow in social skills, cooperative play, fine and gross motor proficiency, and academics community service is also a part of the child's preschool experience. All classes use either the Dorothy Taft Wilson [a well known reading expert] Pre-reading or Phonics program. The school day is balanced with structured and unstructured activities, with allowances for flexibility. Lesson plans are provided to parents prior to the beginning of each monthly theme (rain forest, dinosaurs to name a few).

LECC prides itself in well trained, caring teachers along with excellent academic and social programs. These include social graces, community awareness and philanthropic experiences, which are essential for children's socialization. These provide many opportunities to relate to and understand the special needs of others.

At no aditional cost....LECC provides a valuable second language. Our trained sign language specialist works with each classroom, every other week through out the year.

As part of our Character Counts initiative, the children will be introduced to a variety of community service members. Guest speakers, such as the Dentist, Optometrist, Officer Friendly, Fireman and Librarian, interact with the children and explain their roles and services. Local visitors from various organizations bring animals (reptiles, pets, and wildlife) into the classroom for additional concrete experiences. 

Philanthropic participation provides opportunities for children to develop and strengthen generosity traits along with other pro-social values. During the holiday season, LECC has a special Gift of Giving Program. Our facility takes pride in working as a team (families, staff, and community) to join together to make the holiday special to those in need. The children decorate cards and pack baskets, which are delivered to local agency's throughout Lake County. Used clothing and toys are also collected and disbursed to local families in need. A new toy drive is also conducted. Hundreds of new toys are delivered to children in need in northern Illinois. The children's generosity is acknowledged through an array of thank you notes from those who benefit from their kindness. A wish list tree stands proudly in our hall for families to fill holiday wishes for children in local foster care. Our international connection includes our unity with the Abriendo Camino school in the Dominican Republic. The Birthdays of Hope program gives children an opportunity to donate their birthday gifts to help feed children in Haitian schools. 

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A.M. Schedule
P.M. Schedule
Activity
9:00 A.M. 12:15 P.M.. Table Top / Computer Activities
9:15 A.M.. 12:45 P.M. Classroom Clean Up
9:20 / 9:35 A.M. 12:50 / 1:05 P.M. Opening Circle
Attendance: Full Sentence or Singing Response
Recognizing Printed Name
Counting Children
Calendar Math
Phonics Review or Alphabet Review
Demonstration Today's Art Project
9:35 / 9:55 A.M 1:05 / 1:25 P.M. Circle Activities
Phonics or Alpha /Math Activities
Literature
Theme Related Manipulative Activity
9:55/ 10:10 A.M 1:25 / 1:40 P.M. Washroom, Hand Washing, Snack
10:10 / 10:35 A.M 1:40 / 2:05 P.M. Free Play / Computer
Art in groups of 5
Classroom Clean Up
10:35 / 11:00 A.M 2:05 / 2:15 P.M. 11:00 / 11:30A.M.
2:15 / 2:45 P.M. Outside Time [weather permitting]
Dismissal

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If through changing circumstances or other sibling needs, you desire other services, please ask about our: Before / After School Program, or any of our Full Day Child Care or Private Kindergarten programs.

Lindenhurst Early Childhood Center
309 Granada Blvd.
Lindenhurst, IL 60046
Phone: (847) 356-2288
weearethefuture@lindenhurstearlychildhoodcenter.com

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