About Us

Thornridge Child Development Preschool
The preschool was opened in September 1972, in South Holland, Illinois. The innovative concept of having parents being an important part of their child’s first organized learning experiences was enthusiastically accepted. After many years of successful operation, the school relocated to Northwest Indiana. Our enrollment has included students from Cedar Lake, Crete, Steger, Crown Point, Dyer, Griffith, Highland, Lansing, Lowell, Valparaiso, Schneider, Lynwood, Hammond, Merrillville, Munster, St. John, and Schererville.

The program is designed to give your child a very positive first experience in school. Focus is placed on the entire child; the physical self, the social self, the emotional self, the creative self, and the cognitive self. This school is organized to give an education to children at the preschool level.

Daily Program: Themed lesson plans will include:
Center Activities and Language Arts - Story and /or flannel board.
Choice Time - Working in the sandbox; painting at the easel; dress-up and imaginary play in the housekeeping area; climbing, jumping, crawling and bicycling in large motor area; block designing and building.
Small Group - Developing fine motor skills and pre-kindergarten readiness skills with theme lesson plans.
Art, Science, or Cooking Project.
Circle Time - Enjoying songs, finger plays, rhymes, rhythm activities, and learning an appreciation for music.
Field Trips will be held periodically throughout the year.

Children are sensory learners. They learn through seeing, hearing, tasting, touching and hands-on experiences.


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