Preschool Programming Information
The Early Childhood Center at Green Bay offers a variety of programming options. Our teachers are state certified, and we utilize both the State of Illinois Early Learning Standards and the Creative Curriculum for Preschool. Our classrooms have regular support from both Speech/ Language Pathologists and an Occupational Therapist. Many of our sessions are taught in Spanish for native Spanish speakers. All of our teachers support the development of the whole child and provide opportunities for learning which facilitate each child's cognitive, emotional, social, and motor development. We believe that children learn best through hands-on play based experiences and exploration. We believe that a secure and nurturing classroom creates a positive learning environment.
Green Bay School has been recognized by ExceleRate Illinois with the Gold Circle of Quality Award. Our program was monitored by independent auditors to obtain this award for the highest level of programming. In addition, the program has earned the Award of Excellence for Inclusion of Children with Special Needs and the Award of Excellence for Linguistically and Culturally Appropriate Practice.
At Risk Funding: The school prioritizes funding for at risk children, focusing on high quality educational programs for students that are identified as "at risk" for academic failure due to a wide variety or risk factors. Students that are determined to be "at risk" are able to participate in our AM or PM program free of charge. Need is determined annually, and slots are filled in priority of highest need. It is possible to be eligible one year and not the next. Students may be in am or pm program sessions.
Special Education: The school provides educational programming for children with a wide range of disabilities. The Blended Program is composed of both students with special needs and those that are typically developing. There are several sessions of the blended program that are taught in English and Spanish. We also an Individualized Learning program that provides intensive programming for students with more significant needs.
Dual Language: Our Dual Language Classrooms are composed of children from English and Spanish speaking homes. Students can be funded through at risk funding or through tuition. Students may choose to apply to the dual language program in kindergarten, or may continue in a monolingual kindergarten program. The program is intended to help students experience another language. It is taught in both morning and afternoons session, and includes both English and Spanish components. Children that complete the dual language program in Early Childhood are given priority in the kindergarten dual language lottery.
Tuition: The school has a limited number of tuition slots. Annual tuition for the school year is $3,300. The payment schedule for the tuition program is outlined below. Please note, if quarterly payments are not received by the due date, we cannot allow tuition students to return to school until payments are received. Payment may be made by cash, check, or credit card. Tuition will be prorated for students that enter the program after the first quarter.
$200 deposit due to before start to hold spot (non-refundable)
$775 due before first day
$775 due on 10/27
$775 due on 1/19
$775 due on 3/24