"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world". Nelson Mandela
2-Year Old Preschool Class
Our 2 year old program is designed to offer two-year olds their first structured social interaction with peers and teachers. We assist our students in developing social skills and learning how to share toys, take turns, and make friends with other children. These are all very important skills and our teachers will gently guide your child’s exploration of this new world! We use your child’s natural curiosity and enthusiasm for going to school to acquaint him or her with these new social experiences.
A specially chosen theme will guide all of your child’s activities for the day. The themes may be related to the seasons and celebrations or they may be related to educational experiences such as farm animals, our five senses, the stars and moon, or other exploratory concepts.
3-Year Old Preschool Class
Our 3 year old program offers your child a time to explore the world around them! For many of our students, this will be their first experience with school and we want to make it a positive one. Our teachers will assist your child in making the transition from home & family to school & friends a smooth one. We also will help your child to develop positive social skills so that he or she learns how to follow a daily schedule, share toys with others, follow directions, and take turns.
A carefully chosen theme will guide your child’s experience each week. Three-year olds also will be exposed to a “Letter of the Week” and a “Shape, Number and Color of the Month.” Our teachers will introduce a variety of methods for reinforcing these concepts with your child such as books, games, fingerplays, and art projects.
Transitional Kindergarten Class
This class offers a more rigorous class starting with four and five-year olds who may miss the Kindergarten age requirement. This class will spend a great deal of time on letters & numbers and sight word recognition and will offer many educational challenges to your child. Concepts such as letter sounds and phonics and letter writing will further your child’s language arts skills. To build on these language skills, your child will be encouraged to write in a daily journal. In mathematics, your child will work on recognition and writing numbers, sequencing, patterns, counting, and addition/subtraction skills. Creative challenges will be offered in music, art and science as well. Each of these offerings will build on your child’s longer attention span to explore areas more intensively.
Spanish: All of our students engage in Spanish starting at the age of 1.
Accreditation: Brain Box Learning Academy is fully licensed by the State of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. The Preschool meets all Cook County Health Department and State Fire Marshall regulations.