The ABC Preschool Philosophy
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.
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.