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 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 Extended Care 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 Extended Care (3:30-5:30pm) – Available to parents whose children need care after Kindergarten. Children may also attend full day when D112 is not in session.

All bus arrangements from your child’s D112 school to/from HP Community are made through D112’s Transportation Office. For details, call their office at 224.765.3077.

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