The price is $325.00 for the year with a $125.00 deposit due at this time. The remainder of the monies will be due on the first day of preschool. Your child cannot start the program unless their physical is turned in prior to the start of class and the fees have been paid in full. You will be able to pay the fees here at the Web Store.
The Downers Grove South Little Mustang Preschool is planned, taught and maintained by current DGS high school students who are studying Child Development. The Little Mustangs Preschool program runs two days a week either Tuesday/Thursday or Wednesday/Friday. We serve 2 to 5 year old children. We follow the DGS high school students schedule and calendar. We will not begin until mid October and will break in mid-December. Once we have completed Winter Break and Final Exams we will start back up in February and end in May.
The Web Store will only accept the following forms of payment e-check, debit card or credit card. Thank you!
YOU WILL FIND THE HEALTH FORMS NEEDED TO BEGIN LITTLE MUSTANGS AT YOUR DOCTOR'S OFFICE. Please make sure your Health Forms are completed and turned in by Mid-September TO THE SCHOOL NURSE. Thank you!
For further information about our program please continue reading below.
Our high school teachers follow the Cycle of 6. They start with planning a developmentally appropriate curriculum (age and stage appropriate), then design their lesson based on the theme of the day, once that is completed they assistant teach on the floor, then they actually become the teachers on the floor, after teaching they will observe the preschoolers behaviors and reflect on their teaching session from the prior day and finally research current topics in child development that will assist them for planning their next planning and teaching session.
The high school teachers are in our Little Mustang Preschool teaching and preparing each session. They are not located in another room at any time. I am always in the room and never leave the room unattended. We have a bathroom with a Dutch Door right inside the playschool. Our playschool is separated half for the teachers planning area and the other half for the preschoolers to learn and play. We are a play based preschool in which, we focus on socialization for the first seven weeks and then readiness for kindergarten the last 13 to 15 weeks in the spring.
I train and prepare the high school teachers for the first 10 weeks of school and then every Monday is used for my classroom teaching days, which is either located in our playchool or our classroom allocated just for us each week. Our high school teachers learn and participate in hands-on activities just as your child would. They are able to experience the activities prior to teaching them to your children. By doing this the high school teachers feel secure in what they are teaching and are able to expand on the knowledge they have previously learned. As they plan for the preschoolers activities they are able to enhance the lesson to further your child's experiences.
I have my B.S. in Child Development, my M.Ed in Curriculum and Technology and a M.A. in School Administration. I also have 18 years of experience working in the Early Childhood Education and Care field. I started out as an assistant teacher and worked my way up to the Director of a Center prior to becoming an Educator.
I hope you find our Little Mustang Playschool the right fit for you and your family. I look forward to working with you in the near future.
Please email me with any questions at Lploski@csd99.org