Our Trail Blazers program is a developmentally appropriate program designed to help children grow and learn in a stimulating and nurturing environment. We look at the ‘whole child’ including intellectual, social, emotional, physical and creative growth. Children develop differently in each area so the curriculum is carefully planned to include activities that help each child learn and grow in all areas. Children will be introduced to the basic academic and social skills of preschool and will be encouraged to develop problem solving skills, self-confidence and creativity. Activities will include math, science, language skills, art, motor movement, music and dramatic play. All areas of each child’s growth are important and we provide opportunities for intellectual, social, physical and creative growth. Activities are presented in individual and group, structured and unstructured settings and Jolly Phonics curriculum is used for Kindergarten readiness. Our goal is for each child to develop a love of learning, tools to continue to learn, and a positive image of himself or herself.
Fall 2023-2024 School Year
Preschool Staff Bio
Tina Kozil- Lead Teacher
Tina received her bachelor’s degree in Child Development and Family Relations with an emphasis on Child Development, from Northern Illinois University. After earning her degree she worked for Lutheran General Children’s Day Care for 10 years. After taking some time to start her family, she joined the River Trails Park District, and has been teaching preschool and various enrichment classes since 2005. In 2013, Tina won a Mount Prospect Shining Star award, and has continually displayed a dedication to enriching the lives of our community.