Sandbox Preschool & Child Care

  • The Sandbox Schools Founding Mothers, Beverly Avery & Sue Moustakas, both have Master's degrees in Early Childhood Administration and continue to be executive directors and active in every day operations.
  • Sandbox School Of Early Care of Education, Palos Hills, Director, Administrator, Dorothy Garofalo opened an independent Sandbox 23 yeas ago after being employed at Sandbox for 10 years.
  • Dorothy has a Degree in Early Childhood. The Sandbox Schools and their programs were successfully created and developed in 1968 by Beverly Avery and Sue Moustakas, two local teachers with Master's Degrees in Early Childhood Education, who wanted the best possible early childhood program for their own children.
  • Today there are six Sandbox locations four of which are owned and operation by the same two partners, each of whom have over 30 years experience working with young children.
  • The additional two Sandbox schools are owned and operated by Dorothy Garofalo, a long-time Sandbox teacher, with 20 years in early childhood development and degree in Early Childhood Education.
  • Directors and staff are carefully chosen and well qualified for the job at Sandbox.
  • Staff turnover is low at Sandbox Schools. Ten years is an average tenure for Sandbox staff and directors.
  • While many have worked at the centers for 15, 20, and 25 years.
  • Sandbox provides high quality childcare that supports children and parents through superior developmentally appropriate curriculums that correspond with each stage of development, nurturing children ages 6 weeks through 12 years.
  • A variety of programs are offered, providing choices that assist each child in the cognitive, the social, the emotional and the physical development during the formative years.

School Overview

School TypeEarly Childhood / Day Care
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten

Student Body

Total Students38 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
75%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Sandbox Preschool & Child Care Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers1 teacher
Student : Teacher Ratio38:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Show me:
  • People that viewed Sandbox Preschool & Child Care also viewed these schools: Beacon Day School.
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • La Palma
    Beacon Day School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 1-12 | 77 students
    1720.4 miles
    24 Centerpointe Dr
    La Palma, CA 90623
    (714) 288-4200
    1720.4 1-12
    77

School Reviews

Endorse Sandbox Preschool & Child Care. Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Endorse this school:
Recent Articles
Now that school has safely reopened, what can we parents do to support and encourage the schools we care about so much?
Sending your child to a single-sex school is one of several options you have when it comes to private schools.
This article aims to show you where to look for information about school reopening protocols, school reopening communications, schools that have closed, and schools with COVID-19 cases, among other COVID-19 related issues.
Request Information
I am a:      
Email:
Name of parent:
Student First name:
Student Middle name:
Student Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
     
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
        
Applying for financial aid?:
        
Please briefly describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student:
Address:
City:
Country:
State:
Zip:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Phone:
Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Illinois is $6,288 for elementary schools and $12,529 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Illinois is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).