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posted: 1/18/2013 12:01 AM

Get to know workings of Geneva's Friendship Station preschool

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Submitted by Geneva Park District

The Geneva Park District's Friendship Station Preschool will host its annual open house from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, in the East Wing of Geneva Middle School South. Parents and their children are invited to ask questions, meet staff and explore classrooms before registration for the 2013-14 school year.

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As a joint program of the Geneva park and school districts, Friendship Station Preschool is follows the philosophy of learning through guided play. Play allows children to share, create, cooperate, interact and solve problems. In keeping with District 304 guidelines for early learning and literacy, this program provides appropriate activities to enhance literary enrichment of young children. Experiences in art, singing, games, storytelling, cooking, rhythm and movement foster self-control, physical coordination, social skills and a positive self-image in each student.

Three-year-old classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 4-year-old classes meet Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Morning programs meet from 9 to 11:30 a.m., and afternoon programs meet 12:30 to 3 p.m. Children must be 3 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2013 to enroll in the 3-year-old program. Children must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2013 to enroll in the 4-year-old program.

Registration for 2013-14 preschool for residents not currently enrolled begins Feb. 4. Registration for children currently enrolled in Friendship Station Preschool will be accepted Jan. 23 through Feb. 1.

The Friendship Station Preschool is at 1415 Viking Drive in Geneva. Parking is available between Geneva North and South middle schools. For more information, call (630) 232-4542 or visit genevaparks.org/programs/friendship_station.

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