Frequently Asked Questions
How often do you communicate with families?
We have a weekly newsletter. In addition, we use the Remind app for daily communication. You'll see pictures of your child in action, receive notes of their accomplishments, etc. We also have formal progress reports.
Do you teach religion?
No! We teach how to respect and care for all of the earth and its inhabitants. We do pray during snacks and meals to show thanks for our blessings.
How big are your classes?
We are licensed for 10 in the 3’s room and 20 in the 4’s room. We have a 1:10 ratio of staff to students.
What are your COVID guidelines?
We follow the guidance of DCFS. All staff and students will wear masks when indoors. We go outside daily unless it is actively precipitating or below 25 degrees. While outside, students may have a mask break. We socially distance during snack and lunchtime. The health and safety of our students is always at the forefront.
What about your diversity?
The answer changes year to year. We do encourage people of all ethnicities and religious affiliations to attend as we strive to serve all who wish to come.
Do I need to live in Riverside?
No! We welcome all to our preschool. We primarily have students from Riverside, Brookfield, Lyons, Berwyn, North Riverside and LaGrange Park. We would be happy to have students from other communities too!
What makes you unique?
The four members of the teaching team all hold masters degrees and have a combined experience in teaching of more than 100 years. We love children and want them to love learning. Our commitment to the school means your child will have consistent learning throughout their time here.
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