Frequently Asked Questions
If you’re looking for information about Argyle Preschool, you’ve come to the right place. Below we’ve answered some of the questions we’re asked most frequently, but if you have additional questions, we encourage you to contact us via phone (815-566-5678) or email (ArgylePreschool1@Gmail.com).
Where is Argyle Preschool located?
The school’s address is 7300 Belvidere Road, Caledonia, IL 61011. We are located at Willow Creek Presbyterian Church, situated near the intersection of Belvidere Road and IL-173.
What do the children do while at preschool? Do you follow a specific curriculum?
Developmentally appropriate activities and hands on discovery drive our program and practices. We do not follow a purchased program, instead our curriculum is developed around weekly (or monthly) themes that are of interest to the children. Within these themes, attention is given to language development, social skills, math and reading readiness, physical development in both fine motor and large motor skills, and just plain fun.
Being housed in a church, how is faith incorporated into the classroom?
At Argyle Preschool, we believe in the spiritual development of our children but realize that a family’s religious beliefs and convictions are a highly personal matter. As such, we say a short child-appropriate prayer before snack and celebrate religious holidays (such as Christmas and Easter) in a respectful way, however we do not specifically teach religious material.
What does it cost to attend Argyle Preschool?
Tuition fees for preschool depend on the number of days your child attends. Tuition for children attending two days per week is $95 per month; tuition for children attending three days per week is $120 per month. In addition to the monthly tuition fee, a non-refundable $75 registration fee is due at the time of registration. This registration fee is due each year that a child attends Argyle Preschool. Please note that enrollment forms received without a registration fee will be considered incomplete and will not be processed.
Who is eligible to enroll in Argyle Preschool? At what age can I send my child?
The 3-4 year old Preschool class is open to children who are at least 3 years old by the beginning of the school year; although consideration may be given to younger children whose birthdays are near the deadline if appropriate and as space allows. The 3 year-old Preschool class meets Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:15am – 11:45am. The Pre-K class is open to children who are 4/5 years old and will be attending Kindergarten the following year. The 4/5 year-old Pre-K class meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 9:15am – 11:45am.
How many children are in each classroom?
Our T-Th Preschool class typically has 8-10 children and 1 teacher; the M-W-F Pre-K class typically has 10 children and 1 one teacher. Neither class will exceed 10 children. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
If the classes are full, is there a waiting list?
Children can be placed on a waiting list and will be accepted based on their position on the waiting list and age eligibility for the spaces that become available.
How do I enroll my child at Argyle Preschool?
Registration begins late February for the upcoming school year (August). To enroll your child, submit the $75 registration fee along with a completed Enrollment form (available at the “Handouts and Forms” link at the top of the page) to the Preschool Office at 7300 Belvidere Road, Caledonia, IL 61011. Once your forms are processed, you will be contacted with information regarding the upcoming school year. If you would like to schedule a visit, please contact the Director at 815-566-5678.