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 three year olds’ 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 preschool learning program is designed to meet the total needs of your child, intellectually, socially, physically, emotionally. Being positive with an “I can do” attitude is our number one goal. Learning includes listening, reading, speaking, and writing. Building self-esteem and creating a pleasant learning environment is all part of school days that are happy days at Mary Sears. We want to hear the children say, “I can, I will, I am doing it, and today I really did it!”
The Three Year Olds program is available at all locations: Chicago, Joliet, Lockport, Manhattan, Manteno, New Lenox and Orland Park.
“Self Discovery… Exploration… Imagination…” – Dr. Mary Sears
Learning: The alphabet, numbers, shapes, and colors; these four areas of learning are presented daily in our learning curriculum. This will increase your child’s knowledge, create awareness, and stimulate the brain to help them learn, grow, and change according to their own ability. Children learn Spanish and French. All learning materials in the room are disinfected twice daily for sanitary purposes.
Books: Our pre-school three year olds are read to daily and they love the visual stimulation. We present stories by puppetry, big pictures, and other media that stimulate your child’s interest. Readers are leaders, and pre-reading skills can begin now! From the very beginning you can instill in your child a love for learning.
Music: Children love music and our program is very musically oriented. We are singing, laughing, playing musical instruments, and singing Mary Sears Songs throughout the day. Music is an enjoyable and a big part of our day. Children love the sound of the musical instruments (bells, tambourines, piano, xylophone, drums, etc.). We even have our very own Mary Sears Marching Band!
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.