Posted by Kathy Rosenwinkel at 8/9/2016
Registration for the preschool program at Technology Center of DuPage in Addison is open for the 2016-2017 school year. TCD Preschool, for children aged 3-5 years old, begins October 4, 2016 and runs through May 12, 2017 with the choice of a two-hour morning or afternoon session. The preschool is located in the Technology Center of DuPage building at 301 S. Swift Road in Addison. Registration is $20, and rates for the year vary according to the number of days per week the preschooler is enrolled.
TCD Preschool features a play-based learning environment that is also a lab school for high school juniors and seniors with a passion for teaching, early childhood education, and working with young children. These students, from among 24 DuPage area high schools, are enrolled in TCD’s Early Childhood Education & Care program as an elective part of their high school curriculum. All student teachers work in the lab preschool under the direct supervision of a highly experienced certified teacher, providing an average 3:1 preschooler-teacher ratio. TCD instructional staff members have over 50 years of combined experience in early childhood education.
The high school students are learning to plan and implement engaging and developmentally appropriate activities for preschoolers. The preschool curriculum includes language and reading, math and science, art and music, large and small motor skills, and social/emotional skill development. The preschoolers have the unique opportunity to take on-site “field trips” to other career programs at Technology Center of DuPage, including Fire Science, Cosmetology, Healthcare Foundations, Culinary, etc.