Welcome to the Young Explorers Early Childhood Program –
Connecting Life to Learning!
The Young Explorers Program features a blended model to serve special education, at-risk, and
typically developing peers. The goal is to be able to serve more of the
District’s special education preschool students within the District,
while also providing early intervention services to local at-risk
The Northbrook 28 Early Childhood Program exists to nurture
resilient, inquisitive learners with a strong sense of citizenship and
love for learning.
The Northbrook 28 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
Students are enrolled into
the program through a special education evaluation as part of the
transition process from Early Intervention or through participation in
district screenings. Children may participate in a screening session upon turning age 3. Screenings occur once a month.
The program will feature two sessions, with each session 2.5 hours in
length. The Early Childhood program calendar will align with the
District 28 school year calendar. The programs are five days a week for both the AM and PM sessions.
- AM classes will be for students turning 3 by 9/1/16: 8:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- PM classes will only be for students turning 4 by 9/1/16: 12:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Register for Fall
To sign up for classes, enroll online today.
For more information, please contact Jenna Duffy, Assistant Director for Student Services/Elementary at firstname.lastname@example.org