Preschool Program

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Our preschool program provides an enriching experience for three to five-year-old children (birthday prior to September 1st). The program is taught by Illinois State Board of Education licensed Early Childhood teachers using research-based curriculum and programs aligned to the Illinois Early Learning Standards. Following the Creative Curriculum method of center-based instruction, students receive instruction that is tailored to their needs, allowing advanced learners to move forward as they achieve mastery and providing necessary scaffolding and support to struggling learners to allow them to gain confidence and mastery of skills. Teachers focus on the learning needs of each student to foster engaged and enthusiastic learners. 

To register for our Preschool Program, your child must first attend a preschool screening. For further information or to make an appointment, please contact our Department of Special Services at 708-532-8537.

Preschool Screening

KSD 140 provides preschool screening for children who will be three years of age or older prior to the first day of school. The purpose of the screening is to share with parents their child’s developmental skills in the following areas: fine and gross motor, speech and language and pre-readiness concepts. Results of the screening may also identify children who may need further evaluations if a disability is suspected.

For further information or to make an appointment, please contact our Department of Special Services at 708-532-8537.

Preschool Screening Dates for the 2019-20 School Year

  • Tuesday, August 13, 2019
  • Wednesday, August 14, 2019
  • Friday, September 13, 2019
  • Friday, October 18, 2019
  • Friday, December 6, 2019
  • Friday, February 7, 2020
  • Friday, March 13, 2020
  • Friday, April 17, 2020
  • Friday, May 15, 2020