Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K)

You are entrusting your most precious possession to our care, education, and guidance. We do our very best to prove worthy of that trust at our day care. We are delighted to create a happy, healthy, and loving environment for your child. Every aspect of our Pre-K classroom is designed to enhance and develop the natural learning ability of your precious child. Our learning program is individually designed to challenge your child. All children are placed according to age and ability.

Our Pre-K program exceeds any other program in the area; it is the equivalent to a kindergarten program. We know you have entrusted your most precious possession to our care, education, and guidance. We will do our very best to prove worthy of that trust. We are delighted to create for your child a happy, healthy, and loving environment. Our learning program is individually designed to challenge your child. All children are placed according to age and ability.

Every aspect of our Pre-K classroom is designed to enhance and develop the natural learning ability of your precious child.  We begin our school year with reviewing letters, numbers, shapes, colors, literacy, and tracing letters.

Our children then progress towards phonemic awareness and writing skills. They learn that each letter has a sound and those sounds are blended to form words, which is the foundation for reading readiness.  We also work on math skills beginning with number recognition, number sequencing, number patterns, and simple addition and subtraction. About half way through the school year children are bringing home books to read with their parents. At the end of our program your child will be reading and writing on their own, even before they go to kindergarten. Your child will exclaim “Look mom & dad, I can read!”

The Pre Kindergarten program is available at all locations: Chicago, Joliet, Lockport, Manhattan, Manteno, New Lenox and Orland Park.

“We make school days… happy days!” - Dr. Mary Sears

Program Highlights

Learning: Our excellent program will increase your child’s knowledge, create awareness, and stimulate their natural curiosity to learn, grow, and change according to their own age and ability. Our enrichment programs include Spanish and French and a wide variety of extracurricular activities.

Books: Our four year olds practice blending sounds and reading every day. Our goal is to read by the time they advance to kindergarten. Literacy enrichment instills in your child a love for learning.

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 every day 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 at our day care/academy.

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.

©2017 Mary Sears Children's Academy