Classes

WCNS offers classes for young 2’s, older 2’s, 3’s, and Junior Kindergarten. The curriculum is play based and driven by the interests of children within the classroom. All domains of development (literacy, literature, math, science, arts, social and emotional) are incorporated intentionally into play time, small group work, classroom meetings and on-going projects both in the classroom and outdoors. WCNS uses the Illinois Early Learning Standards for Early Childhood as a guide and benchmarks for the classroom curriculum.

Consistency is maintained from day to day so children feel a sense of routine, predictability, and form a close classroom community. Children are welcomed to school each morning by our Director, and enter classrooms at 8:45. In the classroom, teachers assist parents with separation and integrate the children into play with their peers. Centers throughout the classroom feature diverse and rich materials for the children to experience; the books, toys, materials, games and activities are frequently changed. A parent provided nutritious snack is served.  Children either begin their morning or end their day exploring the outdoor playground. Pick up is at 11:15. 

All Classes May Include:

  • Block play
  • Children's literature
  • Circle (group) time
  • Creative movement
  • Dramatic play
  • Experiential art
  • Fine motor activities
  • Free play
  • Gross motor activities
  • Outdoor play
  •  Imaginative play
  •  Science
  •  Manipulative toys
  •  Music and singing
  •  Painting
  •  Sensory activities
  •  Socialization skills
  •  Parent involvement
  •  Cooking
  •  Snacks