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Check Out Our Restructured Early Childhood Programs!

sábado, junio 13, 2015

Our Curriculum
We have made many new and exciting changes to our programs. The programs are designed to prepare your child for first Playschool, Preschool and Kindergarten Enrichment. Our curriculum's focus on but are not limited to, language, socialization, emotional development, fine motor skills, safety skills, creativity, music, singing and cognitive development. Each week a theme will focus on these areas.

Play-Based Education
A key purpose of our program is to provide education through developmentally appropriate play. Play is a child’s most important work. Through play, a child acquires cognitive, social, language, motor and cultural awareness skills in a non-threatening environment.

Our Staff
Our instructors are educated, experienced, and dedicated to the development of each child.

Lesson Plans
Lesson plans incorporate age-appropriate activities revolving around specific, monthly themes that encourage imagination and the child’s natural love for learning. Pre-reading and math skills are reinforced throughout the play-based curriculum. Social and emotional development is emphasized through hands-on experiences where children strengthen their skills by sharing with others and participating in a group environment.

Tot School, Ages 24-35 Months
This program will provide many opportunities for children to develop to their full potential. This is a great introduction to social interaction with other children. We will follow a yearly curriculum and students have an opportunity to explore different learning centers, such as dramatic play, reading, music, blocks and puzzles. Snack time and gym time are also included daily.

Playschool, Age 3
The Playschool program is guided by a philosophy of learning through play. Students are exposed letters, numbers, colors and shapes in a variety of ways. Each day, they have the opportunity to explore learning centers and also spend time in small groups with their teachers. Concepts are reinforced through interactive songs, story boards, group activities and gym time. Our primary vision is for children to develop a love of learning and a positive self-image while preparing them for the Preschool experience. Children must be toilet-trained. A birth certificate is required for registration. Snack time and gym time are included daily.

Preschool, Age 4
Our Preschool program prepares your child for kindergarten. A challenging and an engaging curriculum fosters the development of the whole child: cognitive, creative, social, emotional and physical. Play promotes the abilities that enable children to learn concepts through exploration of centers and teacher guided small groups. Our professional, experienced teachers value each child’s individuality and strive to give each child a positive feeling of self-worth in a warm, caring environment. Children must be toilet-trained. A birth certificate is required for registration. Snack time and gym time are included daily.

Kindergarten Enrichment, Ages 5-6
Our Kindergarten Enrichment program provides a quality enrichment experience for kindergarten-age children attending half-day kindergarten programs. This unique and multifaceted program is designed to spark children’s interest in a variety of activities, including art, music, theater, movement, science and child-led play. Children spend time outdoors at North Park taking nature hikes and playing games. The program follows the District 84 school-year calendar of full days off. We offer Early Start and Transportation options.

To register, your child must be appropriate age by September 1, 2015.

Our programs take local field trips to the Public Library, Police Station, Ice Arena and Fire Department.

For more information, call us at 847-455-2852. 

Ice Arena Begins Phase II of Renovation

martes, abril 28, 2015

The Ice Arena began the second phase of our renovation on April 27 after a very busy abbreviated season. We ended with the Spring Fever Competition followed by the Spring Ice Show as the grand finale. This project demonstrates the Park District of Franklin Park and Board of Commissioners commitment to another forty years of ice sports for our residents and skating community. 

Even though the Ice Arena will be closed for over four months, this project will move quickly. Within the first week the ice has been removed and our twenty-four year old dasher boards were dismantled. Next the concrete slab will be cut into pieces followed by the disassembling of the refrigeration equipment. In addition to tons of photos, time laps cameras have been placed throughout the facility to record video of the entire process. To keep our customers informed we’ll be posting weekly photos and updates on our website. We look forward to the exciting future of many more years of excellent ice and programs at the Franklin Park Ice Arena!

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Book Your Next Event at the Centre at North Park!

sábado, enero 31, 2015

Looking for a banquet hall for your next event? Visit the Centre at North Park located at 10040 Addison Avenue! Whether you are planning a wedding, anniversary, graduation party, special birthday celebration, bridal shower, or family reunion, our staff at North Park will help you structure your event according to your budget and needs. To see pricing and packages, view our brochure!

Call 847-928-8478 today to see our banquet facility, reserve a date, or discuss our menu options.

Directions to North Park:

  • From North: Exit 294 south at Irving Park East. Go one block to Scott Street and turn right, continue on Scott to Addison Avenue. North Park is located at the corner of Addison and Scott Street.
  • From South: Exit 294 north at North Avenue/Lake Street. Go east on North and turn left on 25th Avenue (Rose Street). Continue to Addison and turn left, heading west to Scott Street. North Park is located at the corner of Addison Avenue and Scott Street.

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Featured Parks and Facilities

The Ice Arena
The Franklin Park Ice Arena just underwent a major renovation! Check out our new ice and beautiful facility. The Ice Arena offers instructional figure skating & hockey lessons for age 3 thru adult. New sessions start in Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer. 

Centre at North Park
The Banquet Hall and Sports Arena at North Park are the perfect setting for your next event.  Find out more about rentals and our Special Occasion Package.

Chestnut Park
ADA Accessible, this park features a sitting shelter, fitness equipment, sandbox, water pump, tree house, slides, swings, a putting green, bags game, and lots of outdoor, open space.

Pool on Pacific
The Pool on Pacific features two slides, a plunge dive, diving board, adult sun deck, basketball hoop and a fun-filled zero depth tot area with several play features.

Highlights of Upcoming Events

Big Band Dance

dom, oct 11, 2015 02:00 p.m. - 04:45 p.m.

Dance all afternoon as the big band era comes alive at North Park! Couples, singles, families and fr...

Creator Kids

mar, oct 13, 2015 06:00 p.m. - 07:30 p.m.

Calling all Lego™ lovers. It is almost Halloween night, so get ready to Trick or Treat! In thi...

Teen Haunted House Tour

vie, oct 16, 2015 06:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Get ready for a haunted house tour that will scare even the bravest of teens! Hop on our bus as we c...

Apple Holler

sáb, oct 17, 2015 10:30 a.m. - 05:30 p.m.

This fall we are going to make our way to Apple Holler in Sturtevant, Wisconsin, to enjoy the fall f...

Magic Class

mar, oct 20, 2015 05:00 p.m. - 06:00 p.m.

Children are guaranteed to have a great time as they learn fascinating tricks from the Magic Classes...

Local Weather

Conditions for Franklin Park, IL at 8:50 am CDT

Current Conditions:
Partly Cloudy, 51 F

Sat - Sunny. High: 66 Low: 51
Sun - Sunny. High: 77 Low: 60
Mon - Sunny/Wind. High: 72 Low: 47
Tue - Mostly Sunny. High: 63 Low: 46
Wed - Sunny. High: 66 Low: 46

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