Learn about early childhood programs by seeing them in person
Bensenville, Ill.—The Bensenville Park District will hold its preview week for Tiny Tot Preschool, Tot School and Tot School Primer programs Monday through Friday, March 13-17, at the Deer Grove Leisure Center (DGLC), 1000 W. Wood Street, Bensenville.
“Parents and children may stay and interact with us during a class so they see and hear what actually happens here,” says Cindy Banaszynski, lead instructor. “We ask that the families make an appointment by calling or emailing.”
Preview week appointments can be made by calling 630-766-7015, ext. 117, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please leave name, phone number, child’s name and age and what program(s) are of interest for previewing. Staff will respond to arrange a day and time to come in and view the program.
The Tiny Tot Preschool curriculum, based on Illinois Early Learning Standards, emphasizes self-discovery, teamwork and independent thinking. Classes are broken into two groups for ages 3-4 and 4-5 and are introduced to language arts, literacy, math, social studies, science and nature exploration through a variety of learning centers and hands-on activities. The preschool’s professional and experienced teachers foster a nurturing environment that addresses the individual needs of each child.
The Tot School program prepares children ages 2-3 for the preschool experience through an integrated curriculum that focuses on social, emotional, cognitive and physical development with activities including circle time, exposure to colors, shapes, numbers and letters. Children are introduced to a variety of learning centers such as dramatic play, sensory, literacy, music, blocks, puzzles and nature exploration. A snack, gym time and play in the outdoor classroom—weather permitting—are also included. Children must be 2 years old by September 1, 2023.
Tot School Primer prepares children for Tot School in a semi-structured environment in which children enjoy arts and crafts, games, stories and motor activities with a caring adult. Each class day includes circle time and group play. A parent or caregiver must attend class with their child. Children must be a year and a half old by September 1, 2023.