Young Explorers Early Childhood Program

  • Introduction

    The Young Explorers Program features a blended model to serve special education, at-risk, and typically developing peers. 

    Young Explorers is located at:
    Westmoor School, 2500 Cherry Lane, Northbrook,
    and serves all families within District 28 boundaries. 

    Mission

    The Young Explorers Early Childhood Program exists to nurture resilient, inquisitive learners with a strong sense of citizenship and love for learning. 

    Vision

    The Young Explorers Early Childhood Program seeks to create an engaging learning environment for young children through developmentally appropriate practices aligned to the Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards.  Our program encourages exploration and skill development through child-centered experiences that build self-confidence and connections between learning and natural environments. The program serves special needs students, at-risk students and typically developing students in a blended classroom model.

    Enrollment

    Students are enrolled in the program after they have participated in a developmental screening. Children may participate in a screening session after they are 3 years old. Screenings occur once a month.

    Ages/School Calendar

    The program is for 2.5 hours a day, Monday through Friday. There are morning and afternoon sessions.

    • AM classes will be for students turning 3 by Sept. 1: 8:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    • PM classes will only be for students turning 4 by Sept. 1: 12:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

    How to Enroll

    Spots open throughout the year as students celebrate birthdays. For more information about enrollment please email Helene Josephson, Administrative Assistant or call her at 847-504-3809.

    Developmental Screening Dates

    Students are enrolled in the program after they have participated in a developmental screening. Children may participate in a screening session after they are 3 years old. Screenings occur once a month. Please contact Helene Josephson to sign up.

    2021-22 Dates

    May 21, 2021
    June 3, 2021
    June 17, 2021
    August 12, 2021
    September 17, 2021
    October 22, 2021
    November 12, 2021
    December 10, 2021
    January 21, 2022
    February 25, 2022
    March 18, 2022
    April 22, 2022
    May 20, 2022
    June 2, 2022



    Registration

    Students are enrolled as space becomes available. Parents will receive a SnapCode to register online. Fees will be pro-rated based on start date. If needed, download the YE Credit Card Authorization form, complete it on your device, print and submit to the YE office.