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Limited afternoon spots still available for Geneva Park District's Friendship Station Preschool

A limited number of spaces are open for the 2020-2021 school year at Geneva Park District's Friendship Station Preschool.
A limited number of spaces are open for the 2020-2021 school year at Geneva Park District's Friendship Station Preschool.

GENEVA – Geneva Park District's Friendship Station Preschool is now enrolling for the 2020-2021 school year, and a limited number of spaces are available.

Openings are available for 3-year-olds in the Tuesday/Thursday12:30 – 3:00 p.m. session, and for 4-year-olds in the Monday/Wednesday/Friday 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. session.

According to a news release from the park district, Friendship Station Preschool is guided by the philosophy of learning through play. Children learn to share, create, cooperate, interact, solve problems, and develop a positive self-image in a supportive and interesting environment.

In keeping with the guidelines of Illinois State Board of Education standards regarding early learning and literacy, the preschool program provides appropriate activities to enhance the literacy of the young child, the release stated.

The 3-year-old curriculum consists of: colors, shapes, fundamental concepts, an introduction to letters and numbers, fine motor skills (cutting, name writing, drawing, etc.), and basic classroom skills, the release stated.

The 4-year old curriculum consists of kindergarten readiness skills including letter and number knowledge and concepts, literacy, sequencing, rhyming, problem solving, music experiences, and fine and gross motor activities, the release stated.

All lead teachers all have Bachelor of Arts degrees in early childhood education or a related field, and receive ongoing training, the release stated.

Registration forms are available online at genevaparks.org. Registration forms and payments for new students will be accepted at Sunset Community Center, 710 Western Ave. until programs are filled.

Friendship Station Preschool is located at 2960 Blackman Road, Geneva. For more information, call 630-232-4542 or visit genevaparks.org.

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