The Grove Preschool Program

2021-2022 Preschool Registration
(See pages 7 and 8 for more info)
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Classes for two, three, and four-year-olds are designed to give your child the tools and experiences they need to assure a positive transition to Kindergarten and beyond.

The Morton Grove Park District preschool program, The Grove, provides a nurturing environment which allows the children opportunities to grow socially, emotionally, intellectually and physically. Children learn through play in a variety of activities including art, music, movement, math, science, story time and group discussions. Our quality program and experienced teachers give your child the tools and experiences they need to assure a positive transition from preschool to kindergarten.

The Grove Preschool Program provides a warm, nurturing environment where children can learn and grow.
Questions? Contact supervisor: Claire Baumgartner 847-965-1200, or email at cbaumgartner@mgparks.com

Acorns (Parent-TOT), Two Years

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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

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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

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Click here to view the Great Oaks Open House – Oketo
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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.

The Park District offers a variety of parent-tot enrichment classes which meet throughout the week each season. These classes are a great opportunity to explore new topics and socialize with other children in your area. Come play music, get messy with art and explore science with your friends. Click here to view page 31 of the Activity Guide.