The ABC Preschool Philosophy
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.
Through our partnership with Butler School District 53 and the LaGrange Area Department of Special Education (LADSE), we are proud to provide a fully inclusive preschool program. Our staff consists of certified early childhood education teachers, special education teachers and classroom aides, as well as speech/language, occupational, and physical therapists. These individuals and the parents of students work together as a team. Our entire staff is CPR and first aid certified. We strive to maintain a staff to child ratio of 1-to-6 for our three year old preschool program, and 1-to-7 for our 4 year old program.