Enlightened and Empowered Preschool, Inc.
Intergenerational Preschool Programs for preschoolers ages 1 ½ through 6 years old
Parents, all family members, and/or caregivers - all are welcome in our classes, including babies and toddlers. One adult per family of enrolled children must attend each class.
Some of our unique features:
-Family/Community Centered and Playbased!!! Our three-hour program offers both guided and ''free'' play
-Developmentally appropriate for children ages 1 ½ through 6 years
-Welcoming-- and includes all family members of enrolled children free of charge -BABIES and TODDLERS ARE WELCOME to attend with their parent/caregivers/families
-Focused simultaneously and interactively on the interrelated development of the Four Major Tasks of early childhood, development of:
The ''Tools of the Mind'' -thinking, communicating, planning, collaborating, and implementing
-Individualized, designed to meet the needs and challenges and develop the gifts and strengths of EVERY child
-Intergenerational -welcomes, includes, and appreciates seniors and people of all ages into our programs
-Welcoming and inclusive of ALL children--with and without special needs
-Collaborative -ALL community members hold a respected and recognized voice in program decisions!
-Designed to pro-actively support, nurture, and teach Parents and Families:
How to build healthy and strong relationships with EACH child
How to help children learn to independently develop strong and healthy relationships with others
How to help children learn to play with others in REAL PLAY -communicative; socially-interactive; kind and caring
How to teach children ''anything'', from loving behaviors to academics, and using modeling and practices drawn from the best practices of the wide array of recognized and valid early childhood curricula, including Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio Emelia, Playbased, and Academically-based programs
How to measure each child's progress and design effective individualized learning and lessons, using Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards, in collaboration with the instructor Dr. Maureen Collins, Ed.D., ISBE certified in Early Childhood, Special Education, and English as a Second Language
How to ''find the time'' to appreciate, value, and find joyful and fun interactions with ALL community members
How to develop and instill your own family values within your children throughout each day!
Whom to Contact
- Dr. Maureen CollinsDirector3N317 Timberline DriveWest Chicago, IL 60185Phone: (630) 440-6644