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Check Out Our Early Childhood Programs!

niedziela, lipca 31, 2016

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.

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. 

Book Your Next Event at the Centre at North Park!

czwartek, czerwca 30, 2016

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.

Rain Barrels are Available for Purchase!

piątek, czerwca 24, 2016

Rain barrels are used to recycle rainwater from your home's roof. They attach to your gutter's downspout, enabling you to catch rainwater and store it to water plants and gardens as needed. Rainwater is better for plants than municipal water because it's free of chlorine and other chemicals. Recycled rainwater can help you to have the best roses, fruit trees or tomatoes possible!
Rain Barrel Benefits:
  • Decrease your water bill
  • Promote gardening
  • Decrease use of treated water for outdoor uses
  • Decrease energy consumption normally required to treat and pump water and waste-water
  • Decrease storm water runoff, since water seeps into the groundwater when used to water gardens and lawns
  • Decrease flow to municipal waste-water treatment centers
In cooperation with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, the Park District has made rain barrels available for Franklin Park residents to purchase! Barrels stand about 3 feet high and are either black or blue, but can be painted. To reserve your barrel, fill out a Request Form and submit it with payment ($77 each) to the Community Center, 9560 Franklin Avenue. For more information, call 847-455-2852.

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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

39th Annual Eddie Biondo Fall Fest Parade

N, paź 02, 2016 13:00 - 14:00

Gather your friends, family and neighbors to see colorful floats, marching bands, local Franklin Par...

Pumpkin Fest

N, paź 02, 2016 14:00 - 16:00

The fun does not stop after the Eddie Biondo Fall Fest Parade. Continue celebrating at North Park wi...

Halloween Hoot

Pn, paź 31, 2016 16:00 - 18:00

Ghosts and goblins, come dressed in your Halloween best! This evening will be full of trickish games...

Journey to the North Pole

So, gru 03, 2016 14:30 - 16:45

ALL ABOARD!! This December, experience the magic of Christmas on a holiday train to the North Pole! ...

Journey to the North Pole

So, gru 10, 2016 14:30 - 16:45

ALL ABOARD!! This December, experience the magic of Christmas on a holiday train to the North Pole! ...