EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
LEARNING NEST EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
2022-2023 Preschool Program Offerings
Planting the Seeds of Lifelong Learning
The Learning Nest Preschool Program incorporates the Illinois State Board of
Education Early Childhood Learning Standards and Jolly Phonics to educate
your child. In addition to nurturing the development of your child’s social and
emotional growth, we have put in place a program that builds a foundation
necessary to support your child’s future academic challenges. Preschool runs
continuously throughout the school year, observing the same holidays and no
school day schedule as District 44 (Lombard). Children must be the appropriate
age by September 1. There is a $100 NON-REFUNDABLE administrative fee to
register. Preschool tuition is paid in equal monthly payments, based on the total
number of attendance days within the entire school year. Tuition is processed
monthly through auto debit unless other arrangements are made.
2– 3 Years of Age
This class provides a warm, nurturing environment
and is designed for children ages 2 - 3. Emphasis is on
developing social skills and transitioning from home to
school. Language development is supported through
daily activities that include ABC's, counting,
story time, games, music & movement, gym or outside
time, and arts and crafts. Individualized "Play & Learn"
Mats will be sent home monthly to reinforce skills and concepts being introduced in the classroom.
Note: Parents or loving Caregivers will be called for
diaper changes and must arrive within 15 minutes of
the phone call from the Early Childhood Supervisor.
Th 11:00am-12:30pm $60
T Th 9:00-10:30am $115
M W F 9:00-11:00am $155
3- 4 Years of Age
This program for children 3 - 4 years of age, involves
a strong balance of academics and fun. Daily
activities incorporate music and movement, games,
arts and crafts into lessons on letter recognition,
reading, math and science. Our staff recognizes each
child's unique rate of development and therefore
our curriculum focuses on different levels of ability,
individual needs and learning styles. Student
activities are designed to promote each child's
self-esteem and a positive outlook toward
learning, while striving to instill independence and
M W F 9:00am–12:00pm $220
T TH F 9:00am– 12:00pm $220
M T W TH 12:30–2:30pm $205
M T W TH & 9:00am-2:30pm
F 9:00am-12:00pm $585
4-5 Years of Age
Our prekindergarten program offers a
developmentally appropriate, skill based program
designed to meet the needs of children as they
transition from preschool to kindergarten. Proven
curriculum materials provide age appropriate
learning opportunities for our prekindergarten
students. We provide and use a phonics based
reading program, as well as a hands-on math
program, to ensure the academic foundation critical
to your child's future school success.
M T W TH 9:00am–12:00pm $285
M T W TH F 12:30–2:30pm $270
M T W TH F 9:00am–2:30pm $650(includes Lunch Bunch)
PRESCHOOL EXTENDED DAY OFFERING
All programs are an extension of your child’s experience at the Learning Nest. If you are looking for extended care, we have options to meet the needs of your family! Extended Care
does not meet on Learning Nest Preschool no school days.
Payments are due on the first of the month.
2:30-3:30 pm $10 per day
2:30-6:00 pm $20 per day
eXTENDED DAY OPTIONS FOR AM Owls AND bluebirds
WEE CARE BEFORE
1 day per week $60/month
2 days per week $88/month
3 days per week $108/month
4 days per week $128/month
5 days per week $150/month
1 day per week $15/month
2 days per week $28/month
3 days per week $40/month
4 days per week $48/month
5 days per week $50/month
LUNCH BUNCH & AFTERNOON ADVENTURES
Combine lunch bunch and education enrichment/recreational class for an
Afternoon Adventure and memories that will last a lifetime. These classes are an
extension of the Learning Nest which incorporate skills that your child is already
working on! Classes can be selected from S.T.E.A.M, cooking, art, soccer and other athletic classes offered in the interactive program guide. Sparrow students are able to join this program when they turn 3 years old! Fees vary based on the session.
Note: Afternoon Adventures is offered Monday through Thursday. Lunch Bunch is offered Monday through Friday.
CURBSIDE DROP OFF/PICK UP
Let us make your preschool drop off and pick up safe and convenient!
Drop Off: A teacher will come to the vehicle between 8:50-8:55(12:30 for afternoon classes) and escort your child to class.
Pick Up: A teacher will walk your child to the vehicle between 11:55-12:00 (2:25-2:30 for afternoon classes).
1 day per week $12/month
2 days per week $24/month
3 days per week $36/month
4 days per week $48/month
5 days per week $60/month
Please fill out a registration form which can be found in the Butterfield Park District main office.
2022 EARLY CHILDHOOD GUIDE