Preschool in Elgin, IL 60123
240 Standish St
Elgin, IL 60123
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The Elgin Parent Co-Op School is a not-for-profit, parent-owned, parent-run, cooperative school established in 1970. Our school offers a program for children ages three to six that provides an enriching learning experience through creative play under the guidance of a Director, a teacher assistant, and parents as trained staff members.
We are located in a large space in the basement of the First Presbyterian Church on Elgin’s near west side. Parking and the entrance to the school are in the back.
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Our preschool program has been carefully designed to facilitate the growth of your child in all aspects of his/her well being (socially, emotionally, physically, and mentally) in a caring, respectful environment which allows for freedom of creativity and self-expression.
Even the equipment has been carefully selected or built to aid in your child’s growth. Yet fun is still our main goal – allowing children to be children.
Our play based curriculum includes:
Free Choice Time
A variety of areas for the kids to choose to play in.
Songs and fingerplays during snack and circle time, occasionally playing instruments.
Science activities include magnets, nature, sand, play-dough, weighing and measuring, observation and cooking.
Table top and floor puzzles, large variety of manipulatives, art projects.
Creative Art Activities
Paint easels and art projects during free play time.
Large area to run, jump, ride bikes, slide, climb, or walk a balance beam. Large outside play area used in all seasons.
Reading area always available.
Group time fosters concentration, cooperation, coordination and curiosity.
Reading, Journaling, Writing area, typewriter, dramatic play, socializing with other children and adults.
Social and problem solving skills are enhanced with support, guidance, and care from everyone in the school.