GBN Preschool is a high school laboratory preschool located within Glenbrook North High School. Our program gives Glenbrook North students the opportunity to observe and interact with preschool-aged students a part of their Child Development class. In addition to Mrs. Roer, high school students rotate throughout the day to assist.
Our program reflects how children learn and develop a multitude of skills in the areas of: literacy and language development, mathematical, logical and scientific thinking; social and emotional relationships; and through music and art. The program provides the preschool child with a great deal of individual attention, various stimulating materials, and exciting activities through experiences and friendship.
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 and 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 interpersonal problem solving techniques, like using our words, not our hands when upset and practicing effective positive communication.
Each year, the Preschool Teacher creates themes based on Kindergarten preparation, interest of the students and secular holidays. Each theme contains math, reading, writing, science, social studies and art as well as cooking activities that align with the Illinois Early learning Standards.