Welcome to Creative Corners Preschool.
A Des Plaines Public Library Librarian comes to visit.
Fantastic 4's blast off into space.
Fantastic 4's experience zero gravity.
P is for Pizza.
This pizza looks delicious!
Brunch with Books!
So many books to choose!
Reading with mom.
Reading is twice as nice!
We get a visit from the Des Plaines Fire Department.
A Des Plaines Fireman teaches us how to Stop, Drop, and Roll.
We are going on safari!
S is for sailboat.
We learn about safety from Officer Collin Johnson
of the Des Plaines Police Department.
T is for tent.
The Terrific 3's enjoy storytime on the carpet.
Three cats in hats.
Carpet time for the Fantastic 4's.
The Terrific 3's collect food for the Self Help Pantry in Des Plaines.
Colors and shapes.
A picnic with friends.
On the playground.
The magical pumpkin patch.
Making something spooky!
They're creepy and they're kooky...
Reading on Halloween.
Trick or Treat?
Trick or treating through the offices.
Trick or Treat? Treat, definitely!
A visit from Santa.
Santa and a Sugar Plum Fairy.
A Sugar Plum Fairy waits in the wings.
Down the chimney.
On our way to Kindergarten.
Look how much we have learned!
Creative Corners Preschool is designed to gently prepare your child for future educational encounters. Children are introduced to the lively, limitless world around them in weekly study units that include colors, shapes and letters. Art, music, large and small motor development and imaginative play are included in the curriculum. Each class meets twice a week for nine months. Children must be three or four years old by September 1. In order to keep the cost of this class reasonable, we ask that each parent volunteer in the classroom periodically. Parents will provide a snack and drink on their assigned day. Children must be toilet trained. No diapers or pull-ups please!
If you are interested in touring the Creative Corners classrooms, or you would like more information about Creative Corners Preschool and Early Childhood programs please contact Karyn Roth at 847-391-5700,karyn.roth@DPParks.org
Creative Corners Preschool and Early Childhood programs are all listed in our seasonal Spectrum Program & Events Guide.
Ms. Margaret Nuscher is beginning her 7th year as director of the Fabulous 4's & 5's preschool program and brings more than 19 years of preschool teaching experience to the Park District, most recently having created and taught some of the early childhood programs here with the Des Plaines Park District. Ms. Nuscher enjoys developing hands-on activities that help children explore their world while preparing them for their formal school years. She believes in providing a print-rich environment that promotes a love for looking at books, learning to read, and also making dramatic play centers to add extra fun to the monthly themes. Ms. Nuscher holds a bachelor's degree in Music Education from McPherson College. She has enjoyed living in Des Plaines with her family for the past 17 years.
Mrs. Kelly Roback is beginning her second year as the Creative Corners Terrific 3’s Director. Mrs. Roback brings more than 14 years of teaching experience including working with children with various types of disabilities. Her biggest joy is watching preschoolers experience the world around them. Her main goal of the Terrific 3’s program is to make the children’s first school experience a positive one. Through books, songs, games and hands-on experiences, these children will see that learning is fun! Mrs. Roback attended District 62 and District 207 schools and is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago with an Education degree. She lives in Des Plaines with her husband and four children.
Mrs. Linda Solka is entering her 7th year as the Teacher's Assistant for the Creative Corners Terrific 3's program. Prior to this position, Linda has worked at the Des Plaines Park District as a preschool instructor and a sitter in the babysitting room at Prairie Lakes Community Center. Linda has been on the PTC board at Forest Elementary School and a volunteer for District 62 helping kindergarten and first grade students’ one on one. She was a religious education teacher at St. Mary's Church in Des Plaines for 10 years. She lives in Des Plaines with her husband and three children.
Mrs. Karen Toff is starting her 7th year as the Teacher's Assistant for the Fabulous 4's & 5's preschool program. Karen has taught numerous classes for the park district over the past 17 years and has taught Religious Education at St. Mary's Church in Des Plaines for several years. She has been a Girl Scout Leader and parent volunteer throughout her children’s years in school. Karen loves her role in helping your children make the transition from home to school and teaching them social skills along the way. She lives in Des Plaines with her husband and three children.
Creative Corners Preschool for ages 3–5
An Introduction to Scholastic Creativity
September 4, 2012–May 14, 2013
Graduation Day: May 16, 2013
Registration for the 2012–2013 school year begins Monday, March 19, 2012.
To read all about Creative Corners, please scroll down.
For additional information, please contact Karyn Roth, Recreation Supervisor.
Registration forms are available: Click Here.
Beginning Monday, March 19, register online: Click Here.
Creative Corners Preschool is designed to gently prepare your child for their future educational encounters. Children are introduced to the lively, limitless world around them in weekly study units such as colors, shapes, and letters. Art, music, large and small motor skills development, and imaginative play are included in the curriculum. In addition to education, we plan time for physical activity that encourages play in either our gymnasium or interactive playground. Each class meets twice a week on a continual nine-month basis. Children must be three or four years old by September 1, and must be toilet trained: no diapers or pull-ups, please.
In order to keep costs reasonable, we ask that parents volunteer in the classroom periodically.
Parents will provide a snack and drink on their assigned day.
Kelly Roback, Preschool Director
Linda Solka, Preschool Assistant
Leisure Center, Room 110
For all children age 3 (by 9/1/12)
Mondays & Wednesdays 9:30am–noon, R: $536/NR: $792 #5-64315-1
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30am–noon, R: $536/NR: $792 #5-64315-2
R: $296/NR: $387 #5-64315-3
*Option to add this day for 3-year olds, if also registered for a Monday/Wednesday, or Tuesday/Thursday class.
Fabulous 4’s & 5’s
Margaret Nuscher, Preschool Director
Karen Toff, Preschool Assistant
Leisure Center, Room 8
For all children ages 4 & 5 (by 9/1/12)
Mondays & Wednesdays 9:00am–noon, R: $636/NR: $936 #5-64316-1
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00am–noon, R: $636/NR: $936 #5-64316-2
R: $320/NR: $476 #5-64316-3
*Option to add this day for 4–5-year olds, if they are also registered for a
Monday/Wednesday, or Tuesday/Thursday class.
Preschool Afternoon Enrichment Classes
If your child is 3, 4 or 5 old years and you are looking for a semi-structured school environment in the afternoon this is a great program! Activities include learning about shapes, letters, art, music and motor skill development. You do not have to be registered for Creative Corners to participate in these Preschool Afternoon Enrichment classes, but we do welcome students already registered for the morning Creative Corners!
Please bring a snack and drink to each class.
Instructors: Creative Corners Preschool Teachers
Leisure Center, Rooms 108 & 110
Ages 3–5 years
R: $243/NR: $348
September 4, 2012–May 14, 2013
Monday, May 27