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Preschool Curriculum

Our academic program provides learning experiences that invite curiosity and discovery while fostering strong, respectful relationships. The curriculum focuses on myriad areas of development to facilitate students in discovering their gifts and the wonders of the natural world through their interactions with the environment and with others. Our learning experiences and environment are intentionally designed to align with the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Schools and the Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards. 


Our program:

  • Promotes student engagement through developmentally appropriate teaching practices.
  • Fosters independence, self-regulation, and responsible decision-making.
  • Cultivates curiosity and encourages exploration and discovery in order to develop creative thinkers and problem solvers.
  • Values purposeful play and exploratory learning, through which students learn social skills as the foundation for healthy relationships.
  • Provides student-centered, interdisciplinary experiences in which students use their senses to experience, discover, and share learning about the world.
  • Focuses on collaborative, interactive experiences where students have the opportunity to work and share their learning with others.
  • Engages students in mindfulness and self-reflection to deepen a sense of empathy and love for all of God's creation.

Preschool Campus

Located at: 5649 N. Sheridan Rd.
Saint Andrew Greek Orthodox Church

Meg Steele
Head of Schools

Elizabeth Coleman
Head of Primary School

Holly DePalma
Preschool Director

Ann Chiumino
Admissions Director