Kindergarten Instruction

The Early Childhood Center provides a morning or afternoon half-day kindergarten program for children who are 5 years old on or before Sept. 1. The kindergarten program is based on the Illinois Early Learning Standards, which include language arts, mathematics, science and social studies.

The ECC kindergarten program offers a warm, nurturing environment that is rich in "hands-on" experiences in reading, math, literature, music, physical education, social studies and science. We stress both academics and social skills.

Additional support services such as speech, English as a new language and reading support are available for students who qualify. A self contained section of bilingual kindergarten is also offered. Parents are encouraged to actively participate in school activities.