At Ascension, we see our preschool programs as an extension of the development that happens at home. Our nurturing, play-based classes for three and four year-olds focus on promoting the physical, social, emotional, cognitive and spiritual growth of our young children.
Ascension offers three programs for preschool to meet the needs of young families. Our students’ days focus on socialization, reading preparation, and developing motor skills and independence. As they grow, we begin to work on writing and even learning the basics of Spanish and American Sign Language. All of our preschool programs emphasize play, art, music and religious education to prepare them for future enrichment. Each classroom has one certified preschool teacher and a dedicated, qualified aide to ensure that students receive individual attention.
Our preschool children have access to our outdoor and indoor play spaces, and will frequently visit some of the wonderful attractions within walking distance of our school; such as the Oak Park Conservatory, Rehm Park and the Maze Library.
For children who will be three years-old prior to September 1st of the new school year, we offer two or three day per week options in the mornings as well as a four day per week afternoon class (see Multi Age Program) to meet the needs of our students and families. Children must be fully potty-trained before entering school.
Ascension offers either a morning or afternoon option that meets Monday-Friday for our four year-old students.
Our Multi-aged Preschool program is the perfect option for families who would like their three year-old in an afternoon class or for four year-olds who may not be quite ready for five days at school. This class meets Monday-Thursday.