Preschool Program

Class offerings for 2021/2022 School Year. Only a few spots left in each section!

Music & Movement (6mos-2yrs)

Music and Movement gets grown-ups moving and little ones grooving, with bubbles, bells, shakers and puppets to keep adults and tots engaged and enthusiastic.
***Currently on hold for 2021/2022. Please check back frequently as regulations are changing regularly*** 

Parent & Tot (15mos-2yrs)

Parents and Tots is the perfect “baby” step into preschool, with a loved one close by to boost confidence and fun!   Music, art exploration and tactile play build big kid skills in a tot-friendly setting.

 ***Currently on hold for 2021/2022. Please check back frequently as regulations are changing regularly*** 

 

2s (must be 2 by September 1)

Our 2s class is a great first start in “by myself” preschool, where loving teachers support children’s growing confidence in themselves and this new environment.  Stories, songs, and growing friendships develop social and language skills; tactile and active play round out this important first school experience.  Max. 11 students.
Monday & Tuesday 8:30-11:00 am 

Almost 3s (must be 2 by April 30)

A class tailored for children who miss the cut-off for 3s preschool by just a few months (children will turn 2 before April 30). Our Almost 3s learn three days a week as they play side-by-side with new friends and trusted teachers. Predictable routines foster independence, while singing, painting and pretend play encourage creativity. Young minds grow naturally through exploration and experimentation, with skilled staff at hand to guide and support.  Max. 11 students.
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 8:30- 11:00 am

New options for enrollment:    Enroll in the Monday/Tuesday 2s class if your child’s birthday falls after April 30, or those days suit your child’s needs and your schedule best regardless of age.  If you feel your older 2-year-old is ready for the fun of three days of preschool, the Wednesday/Thursday/Friday Almost 3s class is your class!  Eager learners who adjust well to variety and social activities may consider enrolling in both M/T 2s and W-F Almost 3s.

 

 4-Day (must be 3 by 9/1)

Preschool suits 3’s to a tee, with learning embedded in hands-on, play experiences that delight and engage young children while building math, science and language skills.  Child-directed and teacher-led learning share a place in these busy classrooms, where stories, music, discovery and discussion help children make friends and learn about their world.  Max. 17 students.
Monday thru Thursday 9:00-11:30am

 

 

NEW this year! We’re offering limited morning Pre-K as well as our traditional afternoon Pre-K program. 

Pre-K Morning (must be 4 by 9/1)

The important pre-kindergarten year builds on a foundation of confidence and curiosity as children explore, experiment, problem-solve, create and move in an environment structured to provide the learning experiences needed for success in the kindergarten year to come.  “Missteps” become steps towards understanding as children learn the value of making mistakes and testing new ideas in an environment of acceptance and respect.  Max. 17 students.
Monday thru Friday 9:15am-11:45am

Pre-K Afternoon (must be 4 by 9/1)

The important pre-kindergarten year builds on a foundation of confidence and curiosity as children explore, experiment, problem-solve, create and move in an environment structured to provide the learning experiences needed for success in the kindergarten year to come.  “Missteps” become steps towards understanding as children learn the value of making mistakes and testing new ideas in an environment of acceptance and respect.  Max. 17 students.

Monday thru Friday  12:15-2:45pm                                                                                                                                                        

 

Enrichment Program

Year after year NFCNS has provided an exciting array of enrichment and lunch bunch programs to extend the fun and learning of the preschool day.  Action Spanish, Cook’n’Book, Discovery Days, Yoga, Amazing Athletes, Mad Science – there was something for everyone!  And then the pandemic unfolded….
While safety protocols called a halt to our preschool extensions for 2020-21, we are optimistic that 2021-22 will be the year we bring back enrichments.  We’ve learned a lot about how to keep children well in this challenging time, and we believe that, with DCFS’s ok and sufficient family support, we can safely provide lunch bunches, Pre-K Discovery Days and other classes sure to spark your child’s interest and enjoyment. Enrichment registration for the upcoming school year is typically held late April and early May. We’ve got our thinking caps on and our planning pencils in hand – check back in early spring to learn about our plans for classes and lunch bunches with your child in mind!

Amazing Athletes

Wed Pre-K Enrichment

Action Spanish

Pre-K Discovery Days

Lunch Bunch

Cook 'n' Book

Amazing Tots