Preschool Information

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Circle of Friends


The Circle of Friends Program is:

  • A District 57 operated preschool program that includes children with and without special needs
  • Taught by a certified early childhood teacher and certified assistants in collaboration with a speech-language therapist
  • Structured using developmentally appropriate practices that emphasize cognitive, language, social and emotional growth
  • A naturalistic early childhood environment where children imitate and learn play and social skills
  • A program that recognizes children as active leaders

Components of Circle of Friends:

  • Center-based learning which promotes kindergarten readiness
  • Children explore and discover their world using a variety of developmentally appropriate materials and experiences
  • Structured play activities which develop social and problem solving skills as well as cooperative learning
  • Parent education is an integral and on-going part of the program

 Information about Circle of Friends:

  • The program follows the District 57 calendar
  • We are located in Westbrook School for Young Learners at 103 S. Busse in Mt. Prospect
  • We operate four days a week (Tuesday through Friday) with a morning and an afternoon session
  • The tuition is comparable with local preschools.

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