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Little Hands is located at 2755 Sanders Road Northbrook IL - the closest intersection is Willow/Palatine and Sanders Road or Willow and the 294 S/N ramps. The center is directly off 294 S/N at the Willow exit. The center is inside the Allstate campus. Enter in the Allstate campus either off Willow or Sanders Road.

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Our Preschool Program

Engaging children intellectually, physically, emotionally and socially

Our preschool classrooms focus on children’s newly emerging skills and advanced use of language, math, and scientific thought. Multi-disciplinary learning centers encourage individual skills and emerging interests in academics, creative expression, and outdoor learning.

Our curriculum stimulates each child’s innate curiosity and exploratory nature to prepare children for lifelong learning. Children move to elementary school socially prepared, excited to learn, and well versed in the language, math, and science skills they’ll need to succeed.

Preschool Math Curriculum
https://www.youtube.co/watch?v=J6TCiPzpY-o

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"From Day 1, Ms. Tina and Mrs. Sammi have blown us away by their loving, caring, genuine, simply amazing personalities. It's rare in life that you come across two individuals so thoughtful and considerate. I have so much more I could write, but too summarize - they rock, and we love them so much!"

Our Curriculum Components

The building blocks to balanced education.

  • Language Works Talking, questioning, beginning to write and identify letters and numbers.
  • Math Counts Counting, sequencing, developing 1-to-1 correspondence.
  • Science Rocks Examining, comparing, planting, and caring for gardens.
  • ArtSmart Drawing, brush painting, exploring music, dance, and dramatic arts.
  • Our World Appreciating diversity, becoming environmentally conscious.
  • Well Aware Taking part in exercise and yoga, preparing and eating healthy foods.

Learning at Home

Progressive Story Writing

You Will Need:

Blank book or notebook, sturdy mailing envelope, markers, pens, etc.

Directions:

Have your child start a story and illustrate a few pages. Mail the book to a family member or friend that doesn’t live with you (great for grandparents!) and ask this person to continue the story. Have him/her send the book back to your child, and then decide together who to send it to next. This can continue as long as there are pages left to fill!

Tip:

Make your child part of the whole process. She can pick out the blank book, plan what the story will be about, illustrate it (either glue pictures or draw directly in the book), and decide who to send it to. When the book is full, put pictures of the authors and illustrators in the back with the date of publication. If your child can’t write, she can dictate the story to you.


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