Ages and Stages (ASQ & ASQ SE)
The first five years of life are so very important to your child because this time sets the stage for success in school and later in life. During early childhood, many experiences should be gained and many skills learned. It is important to ensure that each child’s development is proceeding without problems; therefore we are interested in helping you follow your child’s growth and development.
The development screening will examine the following areas with the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) developmental screening tool: Communication, Fine Motor, Gross Motor, Personal-Social and Problem Solving. (ASQ SE) will screen for Social Emotional development.
It is totally voluntary but is a great tool for both parents and teachers to ensure the success of your child’s development.
What Sets Us Apart:
The curriculum at St. Barnabas Christian Preschool aligns with the Illinois Early Learning Standards. Our teachers focus on multidimensional development of skills and competencies at each child’s unique pace. Each class integrates education with socialization, with time to be creative and physically active too.
Illinois Bronze Circle of Quality
St. Barnabas Christian Preschool is proudly recognized by ExceleRate Illinois with the Bronze Circle of Quality. The merit is indicative of the qualifications and rigorous professional development trainings our teachers and administrators have completed. The trainings include areas such as developmental screening tools, family and community, and finding a curriculum that works, amongst other topics.
Best of the Fox
Best of the Fox is a list from Shaw Local News Network ranking and compiling the best of local Fox River Valley businesses. We have been voted One of the Best of the Fox as early as 2015 and most recently we were voted the Best of the Fox Preschools in 2022.
C.A.T.C.H. stands for Coordinated Approach to Child Health. This program empowers schools to align with local health and educational standards. It focuses on “an approach to education defined by policies, practices, and relationships that ensure each child, in each school, in each community, is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.”
What Our Families are Saying
We have been so blessed to be part of the St. Barnabas Preschool family. My twins have been at St. Barnabas for the last three years and all of their experiences have been amazing! The preschool offers a loving environment for all. They offer experiences in which my twins have developed leaps and bounds spiritually, socially and academically. The teachers’ communications allows for parents to be involved in their child’s learning. My children are so excited to go to school each day! We are very thankful to St. Barnabas!
St. Barnabas Christian Preschool has been at the center of our lives for the past 4 years. It continues to provide an excellent educational and social foundation for our children. They have excelled in all areas and we are so grateful for all they have done for our family!
The teachers and staff are extremely warm and loving. Our children feel very safe and absolutely love going to school. We could not have asked for a better place to send them. St. Barnabas has become family to us and we wish we could stay there forever! ❤ Highly recommend this preschool!!
Our favorite school!!! We absolutely recommend them. This is truly a family. They care so much about their families. You will meet such wonderful people here. This is the best decision I have made for my child. She has had an excellent learning experience here. You can’t help but to be happy when you walk in here. Also this school is so clean and my children haven’t gotten sick nearly as much as they used too. The education my child has received has been top notch. A true community!!