OUR CURRICULUM AND PROGRAMS
We are a small school, where every child can be the leader, every child can have a turn, every child can contribute to the discussion and ask questions, every child can shine.
Teachers send home to the parents detailed lesson plans a month in advance. This helps communication between parents and children. You will know what to discuss with your child each day and make him/her comfortable about what they will be doing in school that day. With our reading, phonics, writing, and math programs, our goal is to instill in the children a genuine joy of learning with a positive attitude toward and about themselves.
A first class system of early childhood education is the hallmark of a caring and civilized society.
With most of our classes having a maximum of ten children led by a certified, degreed, experienced teacher – the staff easily meets the diverse needs of each child.
5 mornings (M-F) 8:45-1:30. The Curriculum is designed for late-four, early-five year old developmental level. *This class can exceed ten children with the assistance of a qualified aide.
2 (T/Th) or 3 (MWF) half days, 8:45-11:45. The Curriculum is designed for three and four year old developmental level. We limit this class to 10 children per teacher.
Extended Day Enrichment Class
M-W-F 11:45 – 1:30 This class is an extension of our preschool program and is offered to our regular length day morning children who will be attending Kindergarten the following year. Weekly enrichment activities include Phonics and Literacy, STEM Exploration, and Creative Music and Art. New to our 2022-23 school year, we will be extending our enrichment class to children 3+. We will focus on working on individulaized skills with every child in enrichment, and work to make sure each child enrolled is on the road to academic success!
T-Th, 9:00-11:30 The Curriculum is designed for 2 1/2 – 3 year old pre-academic developmental level. We limit this class to 6 children. Being toilet trained is not a requirement for this program.
We use The Creative Curriculum as the basis for our educational practices. This system is a well-researched and tested environmentally based curriculum – one that matches our philosophy that “the overall development of a child can be dramatically enhanced with the proper environment and knowledgeable, caring adults.”
In addition, we implement Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) skills designed to help students develop self-awareness, self-management, social-awareness, responsible decision making, and positive relationships with adults and peers.
*SEL is used in most Naperville grade schools.
Learning Is Fun Preschool is licensed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, and follows the Illinois Early Learning Standards established by the Illinois State Board of Education, Division of Early Childhood Education. Learning Is Fun Preschool is chartered by the federal government as a not-for-profit educational center.