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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 Kindergarten Prep Program

Ensuring children are prepared to succeed in school and life.

Kindergarten Prep children are physically and cognitively able to take on more challenges while still engaging in important foundational learning like friendship building and developing a strong self-concept. Our READY for SCHOOL program helps your child reach his or her greatest potential in all areas including beginning reading and writing skills, math and science concepts, large and small muscle skills, and social and emotional development.

Our teachers stimulates each child’s innate curiosity and exploratory nature to prepare children for lifelong learning and the skills needed to succeed in school and life.

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"Sammi and Tina, You are dedicated, nurturing & talented. Thank you for always going the extra mile and for making our children feel loved, valued & competent. We know they would not be the people they are today without you! Words cannot express our gratitude. You are like family to us & we love you!"

Our Curriculum Components

The building blocks to balanced education.

  • Language Works Listening, speaking, pre-reading and reading, pre-writing and writing 
  • Math Counts Classification, time and spatial relations, number order and number problems, geometry and measurement.
  • Science Rocks Investigates properties, living things and the environment, forces of nature, motion and gravity, scientific inquiry skills, technology.
  • ArtSmart Visual art, music, dance and creative movement, dramatic art
  • Well Aware Nutrition, health and safety, motor and fitness.
  • Our World Identity development, emotional intelligence, critical thinking about the world, care of the environment.

Learning at Home

Story Extensions

You Will Need:

Books and imagination

Directions:

After reading a book to your child, ask questions like, “What if Snow White hadn’t eaten that apple…?”; “What else could Little Miss Muffet have done…?”; “What happened after Cinderella and the prince got married?”

Tip:

Stories can be extended to some length just by showing your enthusiasm with your child and adding, “And then what happened?”


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