Fall Session runs from 9:00 am to 11:30 am.
Spring Session runs from 9:00 am to 10:35 am. Please make note of this. Thank you!
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.
Drop Off and Pick-Up is located at the Forest Street Entrance of the High School.
You will check your child(ren) in upon arrival and sign them out at dismissal.
If someone other than yourself will be picking your child(ren) up please let the High School Teachers know and let your pick-up person know they will need a photo ID in order to release your child to them.
Please give the Teachers the pickup person's name and relationship to the child.
The High School Teachers will be waiting to walk your child up to the Little North Stars.
The deposit is $125.00 with the remainder of the monies due on the first day of preschool. The Web Store will only accept the following forms of payment e-check, debit card or credit card. Thank you!
The approximate dates (subject to change):
Fall Tuesday/Thursday-October 15th to December 12th
Wednesday/Friday-October 16th to December 13th
Spring-Tuesday/Thursday-February 4th to May 12th
Wednesday/Friday-February 5th to May 13th
Please make sure your Health Forms are completed and turned in by September 20, 2019. Your pediatrician will have the form for you. Thank you!
The price is $350.00 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.
Downers Grove North, Little North Stars Preschool Program is pleased to welcome Ms. Erin McErlean as the new preschool program director. Ms. McErlean has seven years early childhood experience and is a dual credit instructor in early childhood with local community colleges. She is excited to be teaching in the new human development lab and can't wait to meet all of the students, both small and tall, in the Fall.
The Downers Grove North Little North Stars is planned, taught and maintained by current DGN high school students who are studying Child Development. The Little North Stars program runs two days a week either Tuesday/Thursday or Wednesday/Friday. We serve 2 to 5 year old children. We follow the DGN 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 NORTH STARS AT YOUR DOCTOR'S OFFICE. Please make sure your Health Forms are completed and turned in by Mid-September. 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 North Stars teaching and preparing each session. They are not located in another room at any time. Ms. McErlean is always in the room and never leaves the room unattended. 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 14 weeks in the spring. The high school teachers are trained and prepared for the first 12 weeks of school and then every Monday is used for classroom teaching days, which is either located in our preschool 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. We look forward to working with you in the near future.