Algonquin Preschool was established in 1988 as a non-profit preschool facility located in the educational area of the Congregational Church of Algonquin. The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services licenses Algonquin Preschool.
We believe that the early years of learning are the most valuable. We encourage each child to explore, experiment, and develop skills at his/her own level of ability.
To provide a positive learning experience for your child in a loving, fun, nurturing environment. Over 95% of enrollment is a result of referrals.
Algonquin Preschool offers programs for three, four, and five year old children. These programs are based on the developmental stages of young children.
Algonquin Preschool is staffed with state-approved, educated, caring adults who nurture and encourage children to explore, experiment, and develop skills at their own pace. Algonquin Preschool provides a relaxed, friendly atmosphere for a positive learning experience.
I have been working at API for 19 years now. I have my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from the College of DuPage. I teach 4 year olds on Monday - Friday mornings. Every year I take the CPR/First Aid class and earn 15 hours of Early Childhood in-service hours. I have so much fun working with 3 & 4 year olds. It is so amazing watching them grow and learn over the ye
I currently teach the four/five year olds on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings. On Tuesday and Thursday mornings I work three year olds. I have an associates degree from Harper College and a B.S. degree in education from Winona State University. I continue to attend educational workshops and seminars that specialize in early childhood education. After working here for 16 years, I still love getting a new class each year and being able to watch them learn and grow.
I started teaching at Algonquin Preschool in 2001. I have been in the Early Childhood Education field for 20+ years (oh-oh, my age is showing!). My formal education has included courses at College of DuPage and Elgin Community College, as well as many conferences, seminars and classes in Early Childhood Education. While I consider this education invaluable, the most exciting education that I have received is from the many years of working with young children! There is nothing that can be compared to seeing a world through a child's eyes! I truly believe in the Algonquin Preschool, I am proud to be associated with Algonquin preschool and look forward to a long relationship with the staff, parents and the children here at the school.
After teaching Middle School for 10 years I decided to stay home to be with my two kids. My oldest started at Algonquin Preschool in 2018 after hearing great things about the program and teachers. My youngest and I both started in 2019! I started with the 4 year olds Monday, Wednesday and Friday and currently teach 3 and 4 year olds. I love watching the children learning through play and grow throughout the year. I continue to grow professionally by taking CPR/First Aid and 15 hours of in-service classes pertaining to Early Childhood. Algonquin Preschool helped my own children learn to love school and interact with peers and I am so happy to be a part of that as a teacher for the children in my classes.