Our Programs

All of Community’s programs include these noteworthy elements:

  • Exceptional, credentialed teachers and support staff
  • Implementation of a research-based, developmentally appropriate curriculum
  • Individual screenings, assessments and portfolios; regularly scheduled parent/teacher conferences
  • Resource referral by our regularly visiting social work consultant, as needed
  • Dedicated time with our art and music teachers who come into the classrooms weekly
  • Use of a well-developed outdoor play space complete with climber, outdoor classroom, raised gardens, sledding hill and outdoor equipment; use of our full-sized indoor gym
  • Healthy snacks and meals in accordance with national nutritional guidelines
Partial Day Programs

These programs are designed to give children a positive preschool experience in a play-based environment where they are cherished, cared for, and guided by a highly qualified, professional staff for part of the day (3-4 hours).

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Full Day Programs

Offering children full day care while also providing them with a preschool experience, extended care and programming in a play-based environment where they are cherished, cared for, and guided by a highly qualified, professional staff for a full day (equal to or greater than 5 hours of care).

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School Age Programs

School Aged Programs are designed to provide school-aged children, grades K-5, with early morning care before the public school day begins.

None of the following programs require 5 days a week attendance. However, we do require a minimum of 2 days a week attendance for our Kindergarten Enrichment program.

  • Early Morning Care (7:00am-7:30am) – Available to parents who need an earlier drop off.
  • Before School (7:30am-8:30am) – Available to parents who need before school care for their bus-riding children grades K to 5 in District 112 only when school is in session.
  • Kindergarten Enrichment (11:30am-5:30pm) – This program is integrated with our 4 & 5 Year Olds Mixed-Age Program; also includes a hot lunch, an afternoon snack, and care on D112’s Early Release and No School days.
  • Kindergarten Extended Care (3:30-5:30pm) – Available to parents whose children need care after full or PM Kindergarten. Children may also attend full day when D112 is not in session.

Due to our limited space, HP Community will only be offering an afternoon kindergarten enrichment program. Therefore, it is imperative that parents request morning kindergarten through D112 so their child may attend HP Community in the afternoon. In addition, bus arrangements from your child’s D112 kindergarten school to HP Community are made through D112’s Transportation Office. For details, call their office at 224.765.3077.


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