Learning Step Preschool
The philosophy of this preschool is that early childhood should be a time of fun, warmth, security, exploring and discovery. Preschool children are very creative and receptive; the program strives to nurture and encourage these qualities in its students. Our purpose is to provide an atmosphere that encourages social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth and development of the child as a whole in order to prepare them for their daily elementary school years to come.
(Must be 3 or 4 by Sept. 1st)
To provide a secure environment which meets the needs of each child. The experiences offered in this environment will include opportunities to develop:
SOCIALLY – by fostering rewarding relationships with children and adults.
PHYSICALLY – by encouraging use of large and small muscles and exploring the relationship between them and the things in the environment.
INTELLECTUALLY – by providing for inquiry, exploration and discovery through play and problem solving, and by nurturing of natural curiosity and stimulation of language in an informal setting.
EMOTIONALLY – by providing a gradual transition from home to school, meeting each child and parent with trust, helping them learn to interact with their peers and help establish his or her image of themselves as a worthwhile person.
Each child has their own pattern of growth. We strive to give each child a variety of experiences to help them learn. We believe in and value each child’s uniqueness. The staff will meet each child at his/her own level, where warmth and wisdom are evident in qualified adult leadership.
Click here for Preschool Class Schedules and Fees 2017/18 School Year
Click here for Preschool Calendar 2017/18 School Year
Click here for Parent Handbook 2017/18 School Year
Preschool Emergency Form – Please download and fill out and give to your child’s teacher.
Central Square: 222 E. 9th St., Lockport (815) 838-3992
Meader House: 1826 S. Jefferson St., Lockport (815) 836-7769
Richland Center: 2200 Lynwood, Crest Hill (815) 741-3703
High Point Friendship Center: 175 S. High Point Dr., Romeoville (815) 588-6130
For more information contact Cathy Brewer
Recreation Supervisor – Preschool & Youth Programs
(815) 838-1183 ext. 209