ABOUT THE PRESCHOOL PROGRAM


Susan Roer
Preschool Coordinator
sroer@glenbrook225.org

Classroom Phone: 847.509.2558
 

REGISTRATION AND ENROLLMENT 2019-2020

Thank you for your interest in the GBN Preschool Program for the 2019-2020 school year! Registration is done by lottery.

Interest forms need to be filled out by January 28th. The drawing takes place on January 29th. You will be notified on January 29th if you were chosen. You will then need to submit a $50 registration fee that will be part of your tuition. 
 

TUITION

Tuition is currently $800 per semester or $1600 annually.
 

SESSION

GBN Preschool is in session from 8:00 am-12:00 pm, Monday through Friday, September through May.

We follow the high school calendar and late start days. On late start days, preschool students will arrive at 9:45 am and be dismissed at 12:15 pm.
 

ENROLLMENT

All students must be 3 years old by September 1st of the enrolling school year and potty-trained. Our class is a mix of 3, 4 and 5 year-old students. All enrollment is full-time. We do not offer part time enrollment. If you are looking for part time enrollment, Glenbrook South offers 3-4 half day programs.
 

ABOUT GBN PRESCHOOL

We are a teaching preschool located within Glenbrook North High School. Our program gives Glenbrook North students the opportunity to observe and interact with preschool-aged students as a part of their child development class. Our preschool gives GBN students the opportunity to take what they learned in the classroom and apply it immediately. 
 
In addition to the Preschool Teacher, high school students rotate in throughout the day to assist. Under no circumstances are the high school students alone in the classroom with the preschoolers. 
 

HOW IS GBN PRESCHOOL DIFFERENT THAN OTHER PRESCHOOLS?

The preschool loves exploring different areas of the high school!  From the kitchen to the gymnastics room we always find ways to make learning fun and active! The GBN Preschool loves incorporating cross curricular learning pieces to help involve all high school students and disciplines.  

We have developed an enrichment component to the preschool program that has been beneficial to both our littlest Spartans as well as our high school students and staff. We have combined the many talents of our school community by working with various departments, i.e. math, science, choir, band, english, world languages.
 

WHAT WILL MY CHILD LEARN IN THE GBN PRESCHOOL?

Our curriculum is play-based with a focus on curricular areas and socialization. Along with the development of core academics such as reading, writing, science and math, we focus on the development of social skills and conflict resolution. We practice effective intra personal problem solving techniques, like using our words, not our hands when upset and practicing effective positive communication.
 
Each year, the Preschool Teacher creates a theme calendar based on Kindergarten preparation, interests of the students and secular holidays. Each weekly theme contains math, reading, writing, science, social studies and art/cooking!