Preschool – Half Day


Our program is state licensed, nationally accredited by the National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and recently awarded the Silver Circle of Quality. You can be confident that your child will benefit from superior educators, classroom equipment, and opportunities to help build a solid foundation for his or her future.

Our curriculum focuses on hands on activities and experimentation. Activities such as music, movement, dramatic play, science and open ended art projects help cultivate children’s imaginations and give them confidence to express themselves. Group activities encourage socialization and teach important lessons in sharing and being part of a community. Daily outdoor or gym time helps children develop their large motor skills. Fine motor skills are developed through tabletop activities like puzzles cutting and painting, which also fosters the imagination and cognitive development.

Click here for more information about Preschool Classes 2017-18

Tours of Our Preschool

Prospective parents are welcome to make an appointment for a tour of the preschool and observe classes. Appointments are required to be scheduled in advance. Call Wendy 847- 285-5561 to schedule an appointment during these times.

Curriculum

The Hoffman Estates Park District preschool program promotes child development which supports academic excellence. Developmentally-appropriate instruction is provided in an environment that values cultural diversity and nurtures a love of learning. Our preschool program focuses on the development of the whole child. Our play-based curriculum incorporates a variety of learning opportunities designed to develop problem solving, creativity, self-expression, and academic skills. Children participate in a variety of activities everyday, including art, music, creative movement, dramatic play, math, science, block play, group discussions and outdoor play.

Our qualified teachers combine this diverse curriculum through a healthy balance of child-initiated and teacher-directed learning which develops a child’s physical, social, language, cognitive and creative skills. And through encouragement, understanding and respect, we provide a positive, safe and nurturing atmosphere for learning. Our program supports our community. Children learn about our community through field trips and community events. We believe that children learn best when parents and teachers work together and support each other, therefore, we encourage the active involvement of parents.

NAEYC_LOGOThe park district follows the curriculum goal from the National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), which encourages children to be actively involved in the learning process, to experience a variety of developmentally appropriate activities and materials, and to pursue to their own interests in the context of life in the community and the world.

Child Development can be divided into four areas: social and emotional development, physical development, cognitive development, and language development. These four categories are closely related and often overlap. Development in one area affects and is influenced by development in all areas. View Curriculum Guide

Preschool Documents

Preschool Parent Orientation Information
Parent Handbook 2017-2018
School Calendar 2017-2018
Summary of DCFS Licensing Standards
Health Exam Form
Medication Consent Form
Food Action Emergency Plan

2017 – 2018 Registration

Register in person at Triphahn or Willow. 
Note: A copy of a Birth Certificate is now required at the time of registration for 3’s and any new 4’s.

Preschool Payment Options

Option 1
Pay in full + $35 non-refundable registration fee.
* Full payment amount is 8 x monthly payment + $100
Option 2
Monthly payment plan. $100 payment and $35 non-refundable registration fee due at time of registration. Complete the EFT form to automatically withdraw 8 monthly payments from your checking account or credit card. EFT withdrawal dates, 15th of the following months: August-March.

Preschool Refunds
Refunds are granted prior to the first day of school. After the first class has met, a pro-rated refund is granted. A refund form must be filled out in order to obtain a refund. Refunds can not be granted for days missed due to illness or vacation.

Severe Weather Policy

The Triphahn Center Preschools follows School District 54 severe weather closing daysWillow Recreation Center Preschools follows School District 15 severe weather closing days. You may also call 847-885-7500 for cancellation information, check our Weather Updates page or on our mobile app.

 

 

 


Contact for Preschool: Wendy Stoner at wstoner@heparks.org  or 847-285-5561.