The Chalkboard is looking forward to the opening of school on Monday September 10. Children entering Chalkboard for the first time are invited to an “Open House” on Saturday September 8th from 10:00a.m. – 12:30p.m. This will help our new children become better acquainted with the teachers and the classroom.
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 Pre-School. 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. She holds a degree in Elementary Education. Sherry teaches all programs along with long time associate Jane Kristak , Kerry Hanson and Rachel Farrales.
The play equipment that has been selected for the pre-school 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 pre-school also makes use of the neighborhood parks.
INFORMATION TO FOLLOW
Our schedule of daily activities is available on our web site. Please check it daily to assure your child has what they for the day. Soon after school starts you will be receiving a class list complete with names, addresses and telephone numbers.
We are looking forward to providing an enriching school experience for your child during the 2011-2012 school years. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to call the school at 312-266-2573 or email Sherry.