Preschool Open Houses

 

Learn About Immanuel

at These Great Events!

 

We strive to provide as much information as possible during our open house events,

but we realize that additional questions may come to mind. 

Please contact Megan Popp at Immanuel any time

by calling 630 406 0157

or emailing mpopp@immanuelbatavia.org to learn more.

 

Open Houses

Wed., Jan. 16, 10-11 AM    

Tue., Feb. 5, 6-7 PM    

Wed., Feb. 20, 10-11 AM

Tue., Mar. 19, 6-7 PM

 

Preschool Splash

Fri., Apr. 12, 11:30-12:30 PM

(try a splash of preschool!)

 

Kindergarten Preview

Sun., May 19, 1-2 PM

 

Choosing their child's preschool is exciting yet challenging time for parents and we want you to feel comfortable and confident in your decision. 

Following are five important questions to ask of any preschool. We provide answers below and encourage you to ask for further information and clarification during our open house events.

 

What is the school’s educational philosophy?

At Immanuel, we believe that each child is a special gift of God and is to be encouraged to develop socially, emotionally, physically, cognitively and spiritually. Our goal is to accept and affirm each child’s unique competence as a learner today, rather than just making a child “ready” for future learning. Each child is provided with appropriate activities that will challenge the child to continued growth to reach his or her potential.

 

How does learning take place at the school?

Our preschool learning environment includes an integrated thematic curriculum. Each theme is drawn from Bible stories and academic themes, and is explored through the use of learning centers with related activities. While the daily schedule offers both freedom of movement and freedom of choice, it also includes activities that are more structured. These varied experiences allow each child to develop his or her own unique approach to learning as well as learning expected classroom participation.

 

What is the school’s standard for teacher qualifications?

Preschool teachers at Immanuel hold full Illinois accreditation or comensurate schooling and experience.

 

How is discipline handled?

Discipline at Immanuel is Christian discipline. Therefore, it is not administered in a spirit of vengeance, nor with thought of retribution, but rather that the child be guided toward the achievement of behavior controls that make him or her the kind of citizen who will grow in favor with God and man. Christian discipline always has the good of the child uppermost in mind. We believe that all members of the school community have the right to learn, the right to teach, and the right to share in a safe, healthy, courteous, and Christian environment. This would include:

  • Treating all people with mutual respect and Christian love
  • Respecting and caring for one’s own property
  • Respecting and caring for the property of others
  • Using healthy and safe choices at all times

We believe that whatever a teacher does, even in the matter of discipline, is to be done in a spirit of love for the Lord Jesus and love for the child. No corporal punishment is permitted.

 

What will a typical school day look like for my child?

Our preschool schedule is flexible to meet the needs and interests of our students and may include:

  • Free choice/learning centers/snack
  • Circle time: large group activity with attendance, calendar, Bible story, music, etc.
  • Large and fine motor activities
  • Literature and language development
  • Field trips
  • Guest speakers
  • Bi-monthly chapel services

 

We strive to provide as much information as possible during our open house events, but we realize that additional questions may come to mind. Please contact Megan Popp at Immanuel any time by calling 630 406 0157 or emailing mpopp@immanuelbatavia.org to learn more.