This is only a sampling of the fun your child will have each day. We also plan several special events and theme days throughout the year.
Our pre-threes program consists of teaching classroom listening skills, identifying letters in the alphabet, shapes, colors, and counting numbers from 1 to 10, through creative teaching methods. Your child will hear Bible stories, sing songs, and even memorize small poems.
LANGUAGE AND PHONICS
- Listening to stories, nursery rhymes, and poetry
- Learning finger plays
- Language development and listening skills that include colors, shapes, and manners.
- Encourage independent skills and bathroom hygiene
- Developing large and fine motor skills
- Hand and eye coordination through coloring, cutting, and painting
- Teaching of biblical principles, Bible songs, Bible drama, and Bible memory
- Lessons such as Creation, Noah, Boy Samuel, Daniel, Jesus, Zacchaeus, Good Samaritan, etc.
- Introduction to numbers 1-10
- Recognition and concept of basic shapes and colors
- Sorting objects to learn colors and shapes
- Music class once a week
- Clap and march with music
- Use of rhythm instruments
- Listening to music
- Seasonal and holiday music
- Play dough
- Water colors
- Holiday crafts
- Finger painting
SOCIAL STUDIES AND SCIENCE
- In-house field trips
- Developing large motor skills and coordination through outdoor play on playground equipment
- Dramatic play rooms and indoor tunnels
- Gym class once a week
Communication & Participation
How will I know how my child is progressing in school?
- Daily: Each day you can expect to see your child’s projects and talk to the teacher in the classroom. We also send lots of helpful information home in the child’s backpack. You are also welcome to contact your teacher through email, notes and voice mail
- Regular Updates: You will stay informed on your child’s progress through regular progress reports and reports cards.
- Anytime: You can schedule a Parent & Teacher Conference any time of the year; we also set aside dedicated days just for these.
The administration, teachers and staff understand that parents have natural worries about their child’s adjustment to school, safety, academic progress, and social, emotional and physical development. We are here to help answer those questions and assist parents through the ever changing early childhood years.
New families to our school enjoy a home visit from their child’s teacher. This special time enables parents and teachers to get acquainted, and give them the opportunity to discuss their child’s individual needs.
Schaumburg Christian Preschool and Kindergarten is family friendly. We encourage parents to get involved in classroom activities such as: field trips, parties, arts & craft projects, special days, reading groups, etc. We welcome your visit!
What is the schools cut-off date?
In order to enter 3’s and 4’s Preschool and 5 year old Kindergarten a student must be the appropriate age on or before November 1st. For Pre-3’s a student must be 2 years and 9 months before enrolling.
What are the Extended Care operating hours?
Extended Care is open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (lunch and an afternoon snack are provided).
Extended Care continues operating daily through most school holidays (parents can obtain a copy of the school’s yearly calendar).
What are the school’s operating hours?
- Half-Day Preschool - 8:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (TTH, MWF, M-F)
- Full-Day Preschool - 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (TTH, MWF, M-F)
- Half-Day Kindergarten - 8:15 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
- Full-Day Kindergarten - 8:15 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Parents may drop off their child to their classroom 30 minutes prior to the start time.
Complimentary Extended Care is available from 7:30 a.m.-7:45 a.m.
Does my child need to be potty trained?
Yes. All children need to be fully potty trained before they begin school. Diapers or pull ups are not permitted.
Is there a program for the summer months?
Yes, our Summer Day Camp program runs from June through September.
What supplies does my child need for school and Extended Care?
We ask that parents provide an appropriate book bag, a pocket folder, a small bottle of white glue, a paint shirt, and an extra change of clothing in a zip lock bag.
Extended Care students will also need a small blanket labeled with their name for nap time (the school will provide the cot sheets for a small fee).
Do you have transportation assistance?
Yes. We have an extensive carpool list that can be obtained from the school receptionist. In addition to the carpool list, bus transportation is available to K5 students for drop-off in the morning only through District 54. Forms for this can be picked up in the school office.