Fall 2011 Education Guide

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To kick off the new school year, Wednesday Journal and Forest Park Review present the Fall 2011 Education and Enrichment Guide, a special advertising section with stories and news from Oak Park, River Forest and Forest Park schools and enrichment programs.

Click here to view the full print section or click on any of the headlines below to read individual stories from the Fall 2011 Education Guide.


First United Church Nursery School
For three generations, parents and children alike have found enduring friendships and community during their time at First United Church Nursery School.


Forest Park Montessori School
Forest Park Montessori has programs for children from 6 weeks–6 years. We are open all year from 7:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m. All teachers are certified. We offer additional programs including French, Spanish, Music, Yoga and Art.


Join the fun in the Early Childhood Program at the River Forest Community Center
The River Forest Community Center provides an age appropriate curriculum designed to encourage positive group interaction as well as foster individual growth.


St. Edmund's Parish School provides a safe and nurturing learning environment
With a legacy of over 90 years of educating students, St. Edmund Parish School continues to provide families with a unique educational option rooted in academics and faith formation.


Alcuin Montessori School
Founded in 1961, Alcuin Montessori School offers a cross-curricular learning environment successfully balancing academic and emotional intelligence. Our programs are designed to help each child become confident, curious, self-disciplined and motivated.


Developing confidence and independence at the West Suburban Temple Har Zion Early Childhood Program
At West Suburban Temple Har Zion Early Childhood Program we believe that learning should be an adventure. Our teachers explore with the children and encourage them to question, research and discover in an environment rich with open-ended materials.


The Oak Park Arts District, a haven for creative learning
The Oak Park Arts District has become a haven for creative learning for both children and adults. This fall there are many opportunities to take a class at one of the local studios and have an experience that will either expand your technical art skills or give you the chance to relax and unwind.


Christ Lutheran Learning Center now has expanded preschool options
Christ Lutheran Learning Center is excited to announce some expanded preschool options for this fall.


Strong foundation leads to life-long education
Ascension School in Oak Park offers faith-based education for students from three-years-old through eighth grade. Ascension students consistently score above national norms on standardized tests and fare well academically in high school. Ascension received the Blue Ribbon Award in from the Department of Education in 2007.


An Oak Park childcare and preschool with a nearly 100 year history in our community
In 1912 a group of socially conscious women started the Oak Park & River Forest Day Nursery to provide full-time, quality childcare to working women in the community.


Granny's Corner, the perfect place for your child
Granny's Corner is the perfect place for any kid to spend their childhood. Our first graduate, who came to us as a baby is now a junior in college. Granny's Corner is a place where children have an opportunity to learn by exploring.


Dear fellow parents of failing students
Professionals struggle to better understand why some boys and girls succeed in school while others struggle. Those of us professionals with children needing special help know this struggle personally as much as most parents do.

2011 Fall Education Guide

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