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Exit West on Golf Rd to Roosevelt Blvd. Turn North (right) on Roosevelt Blvd and take for about 2 blocks. Turn left into the drive to Roosevelt University (The Early Childhood Education Center). Spaces are reserved for parent parking. Location of center is across from the Ikea.

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Our Kindergarten Program

Comprehensive curriculum preparing children for school success

Our center develops expectations and practices in concert with our state curriculum standards so children make an easy transition into the local school system. At the same time, our curriculum builds off the child’s knowledge base and skills, learning style, and interests. There is a clear emphasis on the development of strong language, math, and science skills. Important “school skills” of listening carefully, following through on a sequence of tasks, and working cooperatively are reinforced.

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"Thank you so much for your patience and kindness with our son this year. He is a bright and happy boy, and this is, in part, because of you. He has learned to read, understand numbers, create art, share, make friends, and follow directions in school. We appreciate all that you do each day!"

Our Curriculum Components

The building blocks to balanced education.

  • Language Works Connecting spoken words to written words, enjoying books independently, retelling stories, writing letters and numbers, indentifying some words on sight.
  • Math Counts Beginning to use standard measurements, beginning addition.
  • Science Rocks Exploring the world in more depth using tools such as magnifying glasses and microscopes, recording observations in science journals.
  • ArtSmart Studying great artists, engaging in collage and three-dimensional artwork, exploring dance, music, and dramatic arts
  • Our World Practicing empathy and compassion towards others, cultural exploration through children’s literature.
  • Well Aware Continuing focus on healthy activity and eating, taking responsibility for own health, beginning to study how our bodies are cared for.

Learning at Home

Story Cards

You Will Need:

Large index cards, magazine pictures, other funny card pictures

Directions:

Work with your child to create story cards by gluing pictures from magazines or old greeting cards onto the index cards. Explain to her that you are going to make up a story about them. Start by asking her questions like: “What do you think happened here?”; “How do you think this person (or animal) feels?”; “What are they doing?”; “What will they do next?” Help out a little if needed.

Tip:

Simple pictures of people making funny faces or in unusual situations make for good stories. Try to use a variety of images.


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