A Day At Thunderbird

Creative Learning Time: This is the children's best learning time. Here they have time to explore their learning environment:
  • Build with blocks
  • Investigate the science table
  • Try on various roles: doctor, astronaut, mom or dad
  • Look at books
  • Experiment with an art medium: a different art activity is offered everyday to explore
  • Play with learning materials that foster specific concepts in math, classification, letter recognition, etc.

  • During creative learning time, children will have first-hand experiences such as:

  • Solving problems
  • Deciding where and what and with whom to play
  • Sharing a popular play material
  • Resolving differences among themselves

  • Group Time: During group time, children come together to:

  • Discuss their weekly theme, develop concepts and share ideas
  • Sing songs, move to music and experiment with rhythm instruments
  • Listen and enjoy one of the great stories in young children's literature

  • Outside Time: Here the children have an opportunity to stretch and challenge their growing muscles and bodies: climbing, swinging, running and jumping. On days we can't go outside, large motor activities are planned for inside.

    Snacks: Parents take turns providing nutritional snacks and Thunderbird provides milk. A letter will be sent home when it's your child's turn to bring snacks.

    Class Schedules: Our school term begins around Labor Day and continues through the end of May. We offer 2, 3 and 4 half-day sessions...morning and afternoons.

    Hours: 8:50 to 11:20 AM & 12:40 to 3:10 PM**
    **On afternoons when Juniors or Seniors have a field trip, occasionally all classes often will come early: 12 Noon - 2:30 PM




    625 Rudat Ct, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
    815-459-2266