Our Curriculum

Oak Brook Park District ABC Preschool Prospective Student Information

We recognize that children need a balance of structured and unstructured activity during the early developmental years. We believe in offering choices to children whenever possible to encourage positive decision-making. In order to accomplish this, we utilize a researched-based curriculum promoting the development of social emotional skills, language skills, motor development and cognitive skills. Pre academic skills are taught using a variety of multi-sensory strategies and reinforced through play. All staff receive ongoing training in the areas of child development, behavior management, quality environments, creative programming, and health and safety.

Acorns (3’s)
The Acorns program focuses on social and emotional development through creative art, activities, songs and cooperation. Children will make new friends and develop their social skills while becoming more aware of the world around them. Fine motor skills are developed through art activities and large motor skills are gained through use of the gym and outdoor playground. Caring, professional teachers and bright, inviting classrooms provide children with a comforting and exciting educational environment.

Saplings (4’s)
Our Saplings program provides a quality preschool experience that will enrich the social, emotional and intellectual growth of your four year old. Fine and gross motor skills are developed through art activities including, music, movement, hands on activities, and storytelling. Our goal is to have your child learn at their own pace through a variety of exciting experiences that will build a foundation of a love for learning and school. Communication with Kindergarten teachers from the school district we serve allows us to key in on important Kindergarten readiness skills. Activities Staff meet regularly to plan activities and to share new resources for programming. Whenever possible, kids are given choices to help them learn to make positive decisions and to allow them to do the activities they enjoy the most.

Some activities available at our facility include:

  • Painting and drawing
  • Crafts
  • Music
  • Games and sports
  • Outside/gym play
  • Nature and science special events
  • Board games, Legos®, toys, and books
  • Guest leaders and speakers
  • Theme projects
  • Parent programs and special days
  • Community projects