Norridge Park District's Preschool

  • Norridge Park District's is proud to offer preschool with “wrap-around” care for those parents who need care with their child's education.
  • Just the same as the Academy's popular Preschool Program, the children are combined in ages from three to five years in one classroom.
  • The curriculum follows the Illinois State Board of Education's Early Learning Standards and uses the Work Sampling Portfolio System as a source of observation and assessment of each child's cognitive growth and development.
  • In addition, the Zoo-phonics and Math Their Way programs guide instruction in reading and math readiness.
  • The classrooms are set up with a variety of activity centers designed to develop and enhance each child's learning.
  • The program is play-based and developmentally appropriate for preschoolers. Children who will be going into Kindergarten the following year are exposed to activities that develop and strengthen a variety of skill objectives needed to be successful as they move up to elementary school.
  • Norridge Park District's Preschool Philosophy rests on its commitment to aid and assist in each child's individual growth and development through developmentally appropriate practices including play.
  • It is through play that a child can master abstract concepts and acquire cognitive, social/emotional language, cultural awareness and motor skills in a nonthreatening environment.
  • At the Academy, we believe that each child is unique, with his/her own individual strengths, and the environment created at the Academy offers each child the opportunity to develop his or her own individual differences and skills.
  • We recognize and accept the family as the child's primary caregiver and teacher, and seek a partnership with each child's family as we help lay a foundation for his/her future.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other associations(s) for exceptional children
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-1

Student Body

Total Students248 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
11%
State avg.: 31%
Students by GradeNorridge Park District's Preschool Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio50:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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