EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS

The Grove Preschool Program

The program is structured around academic and holiday themes that enhance learning and fun. The experiences are both educational and recreational, which aid in social, physical, intellectual and emotional growth. Your child will enjoy a rewarding Preschool experience that encompasses creative play, music, art, science and more.  All programs start shortly after Labor Day and continue through early May.  Days off for holidays and breaks in the program are dictated by local school districts calendars.  A school year calendar is available upon request.

The Grove Preschool Program is now accepting registration for the 2017-18 school year

The Grove Preschool Program Open House
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 6 to 7:30 pm
We invite you to attend!

Please note the open house will be held in three locations!
Locations:
2 year Old- Prairie View Community Center
3 year old- Mansfield Fieldhouse
4 year old- Austin and Oketo Fieldhouse

Drop in and meet our preschool teachers for the 2017-2018 school year. See the space that your child will learn and grow. Teachers will be available to answer questions that you may have for the upcoming school year

Supervisor: Kari Redmond 847-965-1200, or email at kredmond@mgparks.com

Acorns (Parent-TOT), 2 Years

We offer Parent-Tot Preschool for the adventurous 2-year old. Parents and Tots experience the fun of preschool
together in a unique and exciting environment.

Emphasis at this level includes:

  • Getting accustomed to interactive play with other children in a highly supervised atmosphere
  • Opportunities to learn developmental approach to education
  • Opportunities for parents/caretakers to interact and share experiences.
Sprouts, Three Years

The emphasis is on learning through play and socialization. Children become acquainted with a classroom environment where
they will learn to listen and follow directions, take turns with other children and immerse themselves in both structured and
unstructured learning opportunities through unique, fun and educational activities.

Emphasis at this level includes:

  • Independence and separation
  • Sharing
  • Cooperative Group Play
  • Numbers, Letters, Shapes, and Colors Recognition
  • Introduction to and refinement of existing gross and fine motor skills
Great Oaks, Four Years

Basic concepts in our previous programs are reviewed and reinforced through both structured and unstructured activities. Emphasis this year is on developing both the academic and social skills needed for entering Kindergarten in area school districts. Our program will stress the development of independence and academic skills through learning centers, socialization, cooperative and dramatic play.Emphasis at this level includes:

  • Preparing children to venture into the Kindergarten Classroom.
  • Fine motor skills are reintroduced and reviewed throughout the year in various projects to reinforce proper handling of school materials, pencil usage and scissor skills.
  • Increased focus on larger group activities and dynamics.
  • Reinforcement of name and letter recognition and formation.