The staff at Algonquin Preschool strives to provide your child with numerous daily activities that encourage them to become more self reliant and independent. We provide a continuous connection to your home with a monthly classroom calendar and newsletter informing you of the happenings in our preschool day. This will help you and your child talk about their day.
MRS. COTUGNO - PRESCHOOL TEACHER/CO-DIRECTOR
Hi! I have been working at API for 17 years now. I have my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from the College of DuPage. I teach 4 year olds on Monday - Friday mornings. Every year I take the CPR/First Aid class and earn 15 hours of Early Childhood in-service hours. I have so much fun working with 3 & 4 year olds. It is so amazing watching them grow and learn over the year.
MRS. HEDMARK- PRESCHOOL TEACHER/CO-DIRECTOR
MRS. FINKLER- PRESCHOOL TEACHER
I started teaching at Algonquin Preschool in 2001. I have been in the Early Childhood Education field for 20+ years (oh-oh, my age is showing!). My formal education has included courses at College of DuPage and Elgin Community College, as well as many conferences, seminars and classes in Early Childhood Education. While I consider this education invaluable, the most exciting education that I have received is from the many years of working with young children! There is nothing that can be compared to seeing a world through a child's eyes! I truly believe in the Algonquin Preschool, I am proud to be associated with Algonquin preschool and look forward to a long relationship with the staff, parents and the children here at the school.
I received my Bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University with continuing education course work in Early Childhood Education at Elgin Community College. I have also attended many workshops through Illinois’ 4C program and complete 20 hours of continuing education every year. I am teaching on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Friday. I love working with 3, 4, and 5 year olds! There is always something new in their world. I love that “aha” moment when they grasp a new concept or complete a new task. I believe in the art of teaching and I know that as children grow, we as teachers grow as well.
MRS. MORES-PRESCHOOL TEACHER