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Start Preschool! Options for 2 1/2 to 4 year olds!


Blog Author: Sue McDougle, Preschool Manager - 

If your child is ready to make friends, learn and have fun in a safe and dynamic classroom setting than they're ready for Preschool! Growing Tree Preschool is a curriculum based preschool program with childcare options available before or after class. Rather than childcare with curriculum included, Growing Tree Preschool looks forward to building academic, social and self-help skills.

Learn more about the options available, based on your child's age. In addition, you're invited to attend upcoming open houses to ask questions, meet the teachers and tour the classroom with your child!

Children must be the stated age on or before September 1, 2018. Other than the 2 ½- 3 ½ year old class, children must be toilet trained and able to use the bathroom independently. We understand that there is an adjustment period at the beginning of the school year during which a child may have accidents. 

  • 2 ½-3 ½ year olds: Offered twice each week this class provides our youngest students with an opportunity to learn the classroom routine, make friends, play, learn and grow in a warm and nurturing environment without a parent present. 
  • 3 year olds: Offered two or three days each week, children experience fun and learning, social skill development and an initial experience with our kindergarten-readiness curriculum in a nurturing environment.
  • 4 year olds: Options include three or five half days, 2 or 3 extended days and 3 or 5 full days, our 4 year old classes provide an excellent opportunity to focus on a curriculum full of social and academic kindergarten readiness skills including math, science, language arts, fine arts, gross motor and fine motor development. Extended day options include expanded curriculum and lunch, full day options include expanded STEM curriculum, lunch, Spanish and yoga.

All our preschoolers enjoy their experience, complete with private playgrounds for play during school hours, healthy nut free snack options and passionate teachers.

Come visit Growing Tree Preschool. Call to schedule a 20 minute tour (847-599-5499) or attend an upcoming open house!

Open House Dates:
Viking Park - August 29
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm 

Hunt Club Park Community Center – August 30 
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Children are well-prepared for their next step.

​Our ultimate goal is for children to love coming to school! 

Outdoor and indoor options for fun and games.


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Thursday, February 25 2021

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