At Thunderbird, we have programs for children ages 2 through 5. We lovingly call our 2 year old classes “Super Tots”, our 3 and 4 year old classes “Juniors,” and our 4 and 5 year old classes “Seniors”. We also have an option for older 5 year olds called “Super 5’s”. Juniors, Seniors and Super 5’s must be potty trained to attend.


Super Tots is a unique program designed for the mother or father (or other loving adult) who would like to share in their toddler’s first school experience. Parents participate with their children exploring the wonderful world of art, movement, music and friends from September through May. For many of the parents, the best part of Super Tots is the opportunity to spend special one-on-one time with just their toddler enjoying all the creative activities and making new friends.

Super Tots with Parents is offered on Tuesday or Thursday am from 8:30 - 10:00. Children must be two years old by the summer prior to enrollment.


4 and 5 Year Olds

Super Tots Without Parent is a program for children who are 2 by February 1st prior to enrollment, making them 2 1/2 when the school year begins.

Children in this Super Tots class will independently enjoy art, movement, music and social experiences similar to the Super Tots with Parent program. A low child/teacher ratio ensures loving support and interactions.

3 and 4 year olds ~ JUNIORS

4 and 5 Year Olds

For most of our Juniors, Thunderbird is one of their first group experiences without a parent to guide them. Therefore, your child’s social and emotional growth is the primary goal of our Junior program. Children begin to master self-help skills and how to cooperate in a group. At the same time, they will be exposed to a curriculum and hands-on activities that include alphabet, number, science, art and music concepts.

Junior classes are offered with 2 and 3 half-day options, mornings (8:50 - 11:20 AM) or afternoons (12:40 - 3:10 PM).

4 and 5 year olds ~ SENIORS

4 and 5 Year Olds

The Senior curriculum provides children continued opportunities to grow socially with a greater emphasis on pre-kindergarten readiness skills: fine motor (writing and cutting) letters and sounds, math concepts, etc.
Senior classes are offered 3 half-days, mornings (8:50 - 11:20 AM) or afternoon (12:40 - 3:10 PM). A 2-day option is also offered in the afternoon.

5 year olds ~ Option for Summer and Fall Birthday

4 and 5 Year Olds

Super 5’s is a Senior Class designed for the Summer and Fall five year old who is ready for more experiences both socially and academically.

The Super 5 program continues to offer a balance of creative learning experiences, new units and a kindergarten readiness program designed to stimulate and challenge the older preschooler.

The Super 5 class meets five afternoons: Monday through Friday. Families who prefer may register for four afternoons: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

625 Rudat Ct, Crystal Lake, IL 60014