Your child will love our program, which emphasizes the ‘FUN’damentals of learning. Emphasis is placed on the whole development of early childhood learning with focus on cognitive, social-emotional, and physical development. Our curriculum incorporates the kindergarten preparation skills desired by kindergarten teachers of our local school districts. The children will explore everyday subjects through a variety of activities such as math skills, science, reading readiness, shapes, colors, music, art, motor development and free play. Peer group interaction is stressed, as it is essential for children. The Totschool program operates in accordance with most of the School District 68 schedule, and begins in September and runs through May . For health and sanitary reasons, all participants must be toilet trained and out of diapers.
Jolly Phonics, the curriculum for the 3 & 4-year-old program, is a thorough foundation for reading and writing. It uses the synthetic phonics method of teaching the letter sounds in a way that is fun and multi-sensory. Children learn how to use the letter sounds to read and write. Independent studies find that after one year’s teaching, children taught with Jolly Phonics have an average reading age about 12 months ahead of their actual age.
Enrollment for the 2022-2023 Totschool Year began on April 5th. Registration can be done in person at the ARC, 8201 S. Janes Avenue, from 6:30 PM-8:30 PM on April 5th. After April 5th, registration can be done in person at the ARC, from 9:00 AM-6:00 PM on Monday-Friday. If you would like information about our Totschool, please call the Totschool Supervisor, Amelia Lozano at (630) 353-3322.
Withdrawal Request: Any withdrawal request made prior to or on 8/20/2022 will result in a full refund minus a $25.00 administrative fee. Any withdrawal request made 8/20/2022-9/19/2022 will take effect for October 1st and no refunds will be given for fees previously paid. All withdrawal request form must be submitted no later than the 20th of the preceding month, in order for the cancellation to be process by the 1st of the month and no refunds will be given for fees
Daily Rate for all offerings
|Resident $17/Per Day
Non-Resident $22/Per Day
Pre-K 3-Day Program | M, W & F
|Children must be 4 years old by September 1, 2022. The morning class meets 9:00-11:25 am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The afternoon class meets 12:00-2:25 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.|
Pre-K 4-Day Program | M, TU, W & TH
|Children must be 4 years old by September 1, 2022. This class meets 9:15-11:40 AM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.|
3-Year-Old Program | TU & TH
|Children must be 3 years old by September 1, 2022. This class meets 9:00-11:25 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays.|
3-Year-Old 3-Day Program | TU, TH & F
|Children must be 3 years old by September 1, 2022. The morning class meets 9:00-11:25 am on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. The afternoon class meets 12:00-2:25 pm Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.|
2022-2023 Informational Documents
Registration | Begins April 5th
Enrollment for the 2022-2023 Totschool Year begins on April 5th. Registration can be done in person at the ARC, 8201 S. Janes Avenue, from 6:30 PM-8:30 PM on April 5th. After April 5th, registration can be done in person at the ARC, from 9:00 AM-6:00 PM on Monday-Friday.
What residents need to bring to register their child for Totschool:
- Registration form
- Birth certificate
- Utility bill
- Payment for enrollment fee