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2011 Fall Education Guide

2011 Fall Education Guide

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August 10, 2011Special Advertising Section
August 10, 2011Special Advertising Section
 A class for children attending morning kindergarten
This class is not designed to duplicate kindergarten, but will be anopportunity for children to use what they are learning in kindergartento express, explore and create in a different environment. It willenhance and support all the skills they are developing.The class will be rich in literacy, math, science,music, dramatic play, long-term projects andmovement activities.Spanish will be included twice a week.
Tuesday through Friday12:30
3:30Begins September 7, 2011
or three generations, parents and childrenalike have found enduring friendships andcommunity during their time at First UnitedChurch Nursery School. The school was foundedin 1958 and has maintained high standards of quality early childhood education throughout its52 year history. Beginning with a class of 15 stu-dents, First United now enrolls 170 annually.The school has large naturally-lighted classroomsand a full gym. The recently renovated playgroundhas been transformed into an outdoor classroomwith many opportunities to build and explore withnatural materials. First United Nursery Schoolenjoys its location in the “heart of Oak Park.”Located next door to the Library, across the street
from the Post Ofce, a block from both Scoville
Park and Austin Gardens, and three blocks from the Fire Station, children and their teachers areable to take advantage of the many opportunitiesin the neighborhood.Half day classes are offered for children age two
 through ve, and new this fall is an afternoon class
for children attending kindergarten in the morning.Currently there are openings in all of the afternoonclasses. Please call 708-848-4910 to arrange a
visit and to obtain specic information about what
may be available for your child.First United Church Nursery School is based on the belief that the child’s ability to be a life long learner is nurtured by allowing plenty of time for
curiosity, creativity, condence and initiative to
be exercised through a curriculum rich in math,language, science and art experiences. Ourexperienced and professional teachers establisha classroom environment rich in materials andexperiences and encourage children to be activeexplorers.The play based curriculum supports creative thought, self directed problem solving andexperimentation. In play children develop lan-guage skills, negotiation skills, thinking skills andplanning abilities. The children at First United areactive learners and the teaching staff are strategi-cally involved with the children as they work andplay, encouraging them to think about and verbal-ize their discoveries and presenting new materials to explore.Social and emotional growth is nurtured on aconsistent basis as children have the opportunity to work and play with each other, learning to sharespace and materials. Children collaborate withfriends and teachers on plans and the carrying outof those plans, while the teaching staff providesa warm supportive atmosphere with respect andattention to each child. The ratio of teachers tochildren is 1 - 4 for two-year-olds, 1 - 5 for three-
year-olds and 1 - 6 for four-and ve-year-olds. The
new class for kindergarten age children will alsohave a ratio of 1 - 6. This group will have many op-portunities to engage in group projects and will beable to use the skills they are learning in kinder-garten to record their observations. This class willinclude Spanish twice a week, Yoga and CreativeMovement.The nursery school is accredited by the NationalAssociation for the Education of Young Childrenand maintains the high standards of quality recog-nized by accreditation.Enrollment for the 2011-2012 school year is un-derway. To make arrangements to visit the schoolcontact Joan White at 708-848-4910 or visit us at
our web site www.rstunitedschool.com.
First United Church Nursery School
More Than Just a School
A Dominican Catholic College Preparatory High School
Attend an Open HouseRegister for a Shadow DayVisit us on-line at
505 W Washington Blvd Oak Park (708) 386-0127
16 Lathrop AvenueForest Park, Illinois 60130771-8337MARIAN ZEIDMAN
“Where ChildrenLove To Learn”
 Ages 6 Weeksto 6 Years
Forest Park Montessori School
FPM has programs or children rom 6 weeks–6 years. We are openall year rom 7:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m. All teachers are certied. We oferadditional programs including French, Spanish, Music, Yoga and Art.Field trips are planned on a regular basis. Our school has an extremely large playground where we have garden activities. Te playground isused or outdoor activities and to hold special events in warm weather.Sounds great??? It is!
16 Lathrop AvenueForest Park, IL 60130(708) 771-8337
Forest Park Montessori School
Special Advertising SectionAugust 10, 2011
 ver Forest Communit
 y Cente
 y Childhood Le
ning Cent
Half-Day & Full-Day:Preschool & Pre-K 
Before and After School Care withtransportation to RF & OP schools
Parent and Tot Programs
Full-Day Infant
PreschoolPrograms at our OPRF HS location
Bring in this ad to receive $5.00 off your initial registration fee! 
8020 Madison StreetRiver Forest, IL 60305(708) 771-6159
he River Forest Community Center providesan age appropriate curriculum designed toencourage positive group interaction as wellas foster individual growth.Our teachers thrive on creating a safeand fun learning environment through playin which children are encouraged to exploreand develop their cognitive, language, social-intellectual and motor skills.Our mission is to provide a hands-on ap-proach to learning which allows the children to explore their environment while enhanc-ing their social, emotional, cognitive andmotor development.Classes start as young as 15 months of age.The Early Childhood Programs include:
• Munchkins• Playschool• Preschool (Half-Day & Full-Day) • Pre-Kindergarten (Half-Day & Full-Day)• Before & After School Programs
The River Forest Community Center is
located at 8020 Madison Street in River
Forest.For more information about the Early Child-hood Programs, call 708-771-6159.
 Join the fun in the Early ChildhoodProgram at the River ForestCommunity Center!
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Professor of Marketing andInternational BusinessTwo-time Fulbright Award recipient
7900 West Division St.River Forest, IL 60305
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