Kindergarten

Our full-day accelerated Kindergarten program exceeds all others in the Chicagoland area. You have entrusted your most precious possession to our care, education, and guidance. We do our very best to prove worthy of that trust. We are delighted to create a happy, healthy, nurturing and loving environment. Our Kindergarten classroom is designed to enhance and develop the natural learning ability of your precious child. Our learning program is individually designed to challenge each child according to their own age and ability

Our curriculum ensures that your child is completely prepared in all of the educational disciplines, but more importantly, at Mary Sears we value the personal worth and dignity of every child. Our kindergarteners learn to respect every person and value each day.

Our program includes language arts, reading readiness, fine arts, foreign language, and music appreciation. Our kindergarten learning program is excellent in developing listening skills, phonemic awareness, number readiness, computers, science, arts, foreign language and music development.

Program Highlights

Learning: Children learn likenesses and differences in colors, shapes, pictures, and letters. They continue to develop vocabulary through listening and speaking and following oral directions. They learn to identify and use spatial concepts and produce from memory the details, sequence and main idea of a story or poem (literacy skills).

Writing: Children continue to perfect writing their letters and numbers. They practice proper writing posture and learn capital and lowercase letter recognition. The children learn to write their proper full name using capital and lowercase letters; recognizing that a name begins with a capital letter

Reading: Our kindergarteners are avid readers. Our reading program charts the books our children read so we can monitor their success and keep them excited about reading

Music: Music enhances a child’s ability to develop rhythm, cadence, and assists in reading readiness and memory skills. Our curriculum is very musically oriented. Bells, tambourines, horns, and other instruments are part of everyday activities. Dancing and exercising to the sound of music is another part of our enrichment program

Exercise: Exercise contributes to mental awareness and strengthens the body and core muscles. It strengthens and contributes to mental awareness.

Art: Our children love art; painting, coloring, drawing, arts & crafts, sewing, etc. Art is the expression of each child’s natural ability to view a place, person, or object according to their own perception

Nature Walks: Our children love nature walks and love to gather parts of nature like leaves, rocks, sticks, flowers, and grass. We appreciate the beauty of nature that surrounds us. Children love to pick flowers.

Nutrition: Proper nutrition is key in our children’s growth. Building strong bodies, minds, and stimulating mental awareness is our daily focus. We serve whole nutritional foods. Our children learn the four different food groups. All meals are home-cooked, nutritious and delicious.

The Mary Sears Philosophy Of Education
Our goal is to meet the total needs of young children with high quality child care, education, and guidance. It is extremely important that we create a warm, loving environment so we can instill in our young children a love for learning. The purpose of Mary Sears Children’s Academy is to meet the total needs of your child emotionally, physically, socially, and intellectually, through love and understanding.

At Mary Sears Children’s Academy, we apply Jean Piaget’s belief that each child must possess strong skills in reading, writing, listening & math. The core “4” will be applied in our kindergarten classes along with discipline and manners. You can read more about Jean Piaget and his pioneering work in child development:

Dedicated To High Quality Child Care
Mary Sears, is a proud mother of seven children with a Doctorate’s Degree in Early Childhood Development. As a mother, she recognized the lack of high quality child care, education, and positive guidance in daycare and preschool programs for infants and toddlers. So In 1964, Mary Sears set out to create the top daycare and top preschool facilities in the Chicagoland area, thus blooming the Mary Sears Children’s Academy that exists today.

Joliet

300 Caterpillar Dr.
Joliet, IL 60435
Phone: 815-725-7633

Manteno

775 W. Cook St.
Manteno, IL 60950
Phone: 815-468-1144

Orland Park

16807 S. 108th Ave
Orland Park, IL 60467
Phone: 708-460-4414

Lockport

16151 South Farrell Rd.
Lockport, IL 60441
Phone: 815-552-3582

In accordance with Federal law and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

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