Young Explorers Early Childhood Program

  • Mission

    The Young Explorers Early Childhood Program exists to nurture resilient, inquisitive learners with a strong sense of citizenship and love for learning. 

    Vision

    The Young Explorers Early Childhood Program seeks to create an engaging learning environment for young children through developmentally appropriate practices aligned to the Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards.  Our program encourages exploration and skill development through child-centered experiences that build self-confidence and connections between learning and natural environments. The program serves special needs students, at-risk students and typically developing students in a blended classroom model.

  • Enroll Today!

    Children attend a half-day session five days a week following the school year calendar. The program serves special needs students, at-risk students and typically developing students in a blended classroom model. 

    Students must participate in a developmental screening before they are enrolled. Please contact Helene Josephson to schedule a screening or call 847-504-3809. Screenings are held monthly at the dates listed below.

    The Young Explorers Early Childhood Program accepts new students throughout the school year as they qualify by age. Or, parents can sign up for Fall 2023.

    The program is for 2.5 hours a day, Monday through Friday. There are morning and afternoon sessions.

    • AM classes will be for students turning 3 by Sept. 1: 8:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    • PM classes will only be for students turning 4 by Sept. 1: 12:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
  • 2022-23 Screening Dates

    • April 13, 2023
    • May 19, 2023
    • June 2, 2023

    2023-24 Screening Dates

    • Thursday, August 10
    • Thursday, September 7
    • Thursday, October 19
    • Thursday, November 16
    • Thursday, December 21
    • Thursday, January 18
    • Thursday, February 22
    • Thursday, March 21
    • Thursday, April 18
    • Thursday, May 16

    Registration

    Students are enrolled as space becomes available. Parents will receive a SnapCode to register online. Fees will be pro-rated based on the start date. If needed, download the YE Credit Card Authorization form, complete it on your device, print and submit it to Helene Josephson in the Westmoor School Office.

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