Primary (First timers group T-Th A.M.) and Pre-K (M-W-F or M-F A.M. or P.M.)
Age appropriate programs not combined with full day care
• Typical Daily
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
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.
||Table Top / Computer Activities
||Classroom Clean Up
|9:20 / 9:35 A.M.
||12:50 / 1:05 P.M.
Attendance: Full Sentence or Singing Response
Recognizing Printed Name
Phonics Review or Alphabet Review
Demonstration Today's Art Project
|9:35 / 9:55 A.M
||1:05 / 1:25 P.M.
Phonics or Alpha /Math Activities
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
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.