TCD accepting preschool enrollment
Registration for the preschool program at Technology Center of DuPage in Addison is open for the 2016-17 school year.
TCD Preschool, for children 3 to 5 years old, begins Oct. 4 and runs through May 12, with the choice of a two-hour morning or afternoon session. The preschool is in the Technology Center of DuPage building, 301 S. Swift Road, Addison. Registration is $20, and rates for the year vary according to the number of days per week the preschooler is enrolled.
TCD Preschool features a play-based learning environment that is also a lab school for high school juniors and seniors with a passion for teaching, early childhood education, and working with young children.
The students, from among 24 DuPage-area high schools, are enrolled in TCD's Early Childhood Education and Care program as an elective part of their high school curriculum. All student teachers work in the lab preschool under the direct supervision of an experienced certified teacher, providing an average preschooler-teacher ratio of 3:1.
TCD instructional staff members have more than 50 years of combined experience in early childhood education.
The high school students are learning to plan and implement engaging and developmentally appropriate activities for preschoolers.
The preschool curriculum includes language and reading, math and science, art and music, large and small motor skills, and social/emotional skill development. The preschoolers have the unique opportunity to take on-site "field trips" to other career programs at Technology Center of DuPage, including fire science, cosmetology, health care foundations and culinary.
Technology Center of DuPage is the advanced career and technical education elective for juniors and seniors from DuPage County and Lyons Township high schools.
Offering 21 electives, high school credit, transferable college credit, and industry certifications, TCD prepares students for careers and postsecondary education.