The Chalkboard is a preschool for children between the ages of 2 ½ through 5.  It is Located at 450 W. Menomonee, 1800 north, in Old Town Chicago.  The school opens for the season the middle of September and runs through the first week of June.  We also offer a summer camp from the third week of June through the middle of August.

Sherry Kopka owns and directs The Chalkboard Preschool.  She has directed the programs at the school since 1977 and purchased the school in 1978.  Before The Chalkboard, Sherry taught at Lake Shore Montessori and Edgewater Primary.  Sherry teaches all programs along with Brooke, Kerry and Gillian.

The play equipment that has been selected for the preschool enables the teachers to achieve the goals of the curriculum.  The equipment provides experience for quiet and active play.  For example, there are building materials, transportation toys, dramatic play materials such as dolls, dress-up clothes and housekeeping toys, manipulative materials such as puzzles and peg boards, creative materials such as easels, paints, clay and crayons.  There are story and picture books, instruments and a climbing apparatus. The preschool also makes use of our outdoor sandboxes, riding toys and the neighborhood parks.

Our schedule of daily activities is available on our web site. Please check it daily to assure your child has what they need for the day.

We are looking forward to providing an enriching school experience for your child during the school year. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to call the school at 312-266-2573 or email Sherry.

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