Top Chicago Preschool

Increasingly curious. A time to try new things.

Your child is becoming more and more curious every day. It’s that natural sense of curiosity that we at Cornerstone Children’s Learning Center use to teach them to learn and grow.

Within our home-like classrooms, your child is free to be anything from an artist to an engineer. Playing pretend, learning games, participating in hands-on activities – these are just a few ways we keep kids engaged. Plus, we encourage their natural curiosity, and willingness to try new things, so children discover how they learn best. In addition to basic skills, your child learns about self-direction, self-reliance, and self-esteem.

Our teachers work closely with your child to assure mastery of developmental tasks. Through hands-on learning, your child will be introduced to literacy and number concepts, cooperation and communication skills, as well given an increasing sense of independence. And since learning how to relate to others is so important, large group activities are an essential part of the day.

In our safe learning environment, we offer activities to develop literacy, mathematical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity, focused on foundational skills such as:
• Pre-reading skills
• Pre-writing, small muscle activities
• Pre-math skills
• Physical coordination skills
• Social skills, such as focusing and collaborating.

And you can feel confident knowing the lesson plans are customized to meet each child’s developmental needs. Our teachers create plans that are built on research-based learning objectives and driven by each child’s readiness to learn.

Teachers provide regular updates, ongoing portfolio collections, and twice-yearly parent-teacher conferences, to ensure your preschooler is progressing on his or her journey along our School Readiness Pathway.

Focus on Literacy!

In Preschool, our Focus on Literacy! program promotes early literacy skills. In-school and at-home activities are designed to improve your child’s literacy and cognition in:
• Vocabulary development: using language purposefully and precisely in thinking and communicating
• Phonological awareness: hearing and manipulating groups of sounds (rhymes and syllables) in spoken language
• Phonemic awareness: hearing, identifying, and manipulating single sounds in spoken words to recognize similarities and differences and how sounds relate to each other
• Print awareness: understanding the meaning of written language
• Alphabet knowledge: recognizing that letters are their own unique symbols and each has its own name, sound, shape, and order within the alphabet
We’re excited to share this program with your child, to encourage literacy in a fun, interesting and interactive way.