Jackson School

Jackson Preschool

2016-2017 Profile

Community:

Jackson Preschool is located in La Salle, IL. The population of La Salle is 9,418 (2013). La Salle sits in western La Salle County at the intersection of interstates 80 and 39.  The school is located on 6th Street in La Salle and down the road from La Salle-Peru High School.

School:

Jackson Preschool is composed of 3-5 year olds with an enrollment of approximately 100 students.  The school operates on a morning and afternoon schedule. The AM schedule runs from 8:30-11:10 and the PM schedule from 12:10-2:50. Trimesters of 12 weeks make up the school year.  The program is funded by the Preschool for All (PfA) grant set by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).

Faculty:

The PreK faculty includes 4 certified teachers, 4 paraprofessionals, 1 social worker, 1 speech pathologist, 1 school psychologist, and 1 school nurse.  Of the 4 teachers, 1 holds a master’s degree.


Jackson Preschool Contact Information

Jackson School
345 6th Street
La Salle, Illinois 61301

815-223-0786 press 4

A.M. Session:  8:30 - 11:10
P.M. Session:  12:10 - 2:50
Full Day Session: 8:30- 2:50 Wednesdays 8:30 - 1:50

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Curriculum:

Jackson Preschool uses Creative Curriculum as the foundation for teaching. Creative Curriculum features exploration and discovery as a way of learning. Student engage in play for about an hour each day. The centers the students can choose from include: dramatic play, art, music/movement, blocks, sand/water, discovery, math, toys/games, cooking, outdoor, and library. A typical schedule is included below.

Arrival/Quiet Centers

10 minutes

Opening/Whole Group Meeting

15 minutes

Gross Motor Play

30 minutes

Play/Choice Time (snack included)

65 minutes

Clean Up Time

5 minutes

Closing Meeting & Dismissal

15 minutes

                                                

PBIS Universal Behavioral Expectations

  • Respect Self

    • Listens to Others

    • Uses Manners

    • Maintains Appropriate Appearance

    • Gives their best effort on homework and school work

  • Respect Others

    • Quiet when others are talking

    • Waits his/her turn/raises hand

    • Complies with direction

    • KHFOOTY (Keep Hands Feet and Other Objects To Yourself)

  • Respect Property

    • Cleans up area

    • Uses materials appropriately

    • Respects equipment and materials

    • Respects environment

  • Ready and Here

    • Comes to school/classes on time

    • Completes homework on time

    • Has appropriate materials

    • Participates in class

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Fast Facts

(Based on 2015-2016) Average Class Size=16 Enrollment=100 Low Income=67% English Language Learners=16% Students with Disabilities=23%

 

Field Trips/Visits

La Salle Fire Station Tanner’s Orchard
Veterinarian Visit
Children’s Museum
La Salle Library Walk
Illinois State University Gamma Phi Circus
Puppet Show
La Salle K-9 Unit Visit
Niabi Zoo