Enrollment for the 2023/2024 school year will begin December 5 for residents and December 19 for non-residents
The ABC Preschool program strives to provide a coordinated and progressive program of services, which is responsive to the needs of each individual child. We are proud to feature an inclusive program where children with special needs learn alongside their peers. Specialized services are provided through an integrated model, which is beneficial to the development of all students.
Please contact Kim Catris at kcatris [at] obparks.org or 630-645-9516 with any questions.
Through our partnership with Butler School District 53 and The LaGrange Area Department of Special Education (LADSE), we are able to provide certified Early Childhood Education teachers, special education teachers and classroom aides, and speech/language, occupational, and physical therapists on staff. These individuals and the parents of students work together as a team. All staff are CPR and first aid certified.
We strive to maintain a staff: child ratio of 1:6 for our early childhood and 3's program and 1:7 for our 4's program.
- Learning should be fun! Children learn best through play and when academics are embedded in hands-on experiences.
- Through a structured, routine environment, with opportunities for choice, children will develop the skills to become independent problem solvers.
- Every child is unique and learns differently. We build on their strengths and support all learning by using music, movement, and hands on experiences along with traditional teaching methods.
- By celebrating differences and intentionally teaching social emotional skills, we will prepare children to be community contributors and lifelong learners.