All Things Bright and Beautiful – Church of the Holy Comforter
222 Kenilworth Ave., Kenilworth, IL 60043
All Things Bright and Beautiful is a child-centered ministry of the Church of the Holy Comforter which provides a nurturing, play-based curriculum for preschoolers in a Christian environment. The program provides for the developmentally appropriate spiritual, social, emotional, cognitive and physical needs of young children and support of their families. This is achieved through the following: 1) providing opportunities for making choices during free play; 2) giving time for interaction and independent exploration; 3) encouraging social interaction one-to-one and in groups; 4) providing room for privacy. Students also experience a Christian dimension through music, story, the use of symbols and teacher guidance.
Two-year-olds have the option to attend 1 – 3 days a week for 1 ¾ hours. Three-year-olds attend three or four days for 2 ¼ hours. Junior Kindergarten (four and five-year-olds) meet daily varying between 2.5 and 4 hour days. Enrichment, lunch bunch and mommy and me classes available as well.
A Joyful Noise – Kenilworth Union Church
211 Kenilworth Ave., Kenilworth, IL 60043
The purpose of A Joyful Noise (AJN) is to provide a school based on the principles of child development and the values and wisdom of the Christian faith. They believe in encouraging the growth of spirituality and facilitating a language of faith and provide activities that enhance the whole child, helping him or her grow physically, intellectually, emotionally, socially and spiritually in their unique early years. Using a structured yet flexible curriculum, and developmentally appropriate activities, teachers promote both group experiences and individual discovery.
The theory and practice of religious education at the preschool is harmonious with that of an inter-denominational Christian Church. They teach Bible stories and sing Christian songs in addition to other stories and songs. At A Joyful Noise children, teachers, and parents work together to facilitate an appreciation of and wonder for God's creations.
Two-year-olds meet twice a week for two hours, three-year-olds meet three days a week for 2.5 hours, and Junior Kindergarten (four years before 9/1) meet five days a week for three hours. A free drop-in program for moms and children 0-24 months, mom and toddler programs, enrichment, lunch programs and summer camp are available as well.
Joseph Sears School – Junior Kindergarten
542 Abbotsford Rd., Kenilworth, IL 60043
The Junior Kindergarten program is a tuition-based program open to School District residents and non-residents. Children must be four-years-old on or before September 1st to be eligible for Junior Kindergarten.The program provides experiences that contribute to the social and emotional development, language and number readiness and fine and gross motor development to help children prepare for Kindergarten. Students learn through positive involvement, interacting with others and problem solving in a warm and nurturing environment. Based upon an emergent curriculum, Junior Kindergarten units of study generally arise from students' interests for a portion of the day. Every child is treated with respect and competition is discouraged.
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