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  • – Recommended Reading Adventures for Summer –
  • Whatever your child’s age, it is important to continue shared reading experiences even during summer. Reading together frequently has been shown to have a profound positive influence on vocabulary acquisition, speech development and listening skills.
  • Below are some age-appropriate books to read with your child this summer.


  • Welcome Summer by Jill Ackerman & Nancy Davis
  • Dear Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap Book by Rod Campbell
  • Splish, Splash, Baby! by Karen Katz
  • Llama Llama Sand and Sun by Anna Dewdney
  • Baby Loves Summer! By Karen Katz


TODDLERS (ages 1-2)

  • Maisy Grows a Garden by Lucy Cousins
    Monkey Ono by J. C. Phillips
    1, 2 at the Zoo by Sue DiCicco
    Get Happy by Malachy Doyle & Caroline Uff
    The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen & Dan Hanna


BEGINNERS (ages 2-3)

  • Flashlight by Lizi Boyd
    I’m a Shark by Bob Shea
    Little Owl’s Day by Divya Srinivasan
    Biscuit Visits the Big City by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
    Island Counting 1, 2, 3 by Frane Lessac



  • Mouses’s First Summer by Lauren Thompson
  • Curious George Goes to the Beach by H.A. Rey
  • Over in the Ocean by Marianne Berkes
  • Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae


  • The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Don Wood

PRE-K/PRE-K 2 (ages 4-5)

  • Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
  • How to Hide an Octopus by Ruth Heller
  • Berenstain Bears and Too Much Vacation by Stan and Jan Berenstain
  • Froggy Goes to Hawaii by Jonathan London
  • P.J. Funnybunny Camps Out by Marilyn Sadler
  • By experiencing a literacy-rich environment, both at school and at home, our students are prepared to become successful, confident readers in elementary school and beyond.
  • – Lauren Starnes, PhD- Director of Early Childhood Education

For Parents:

Important Reminders!

  • Inform the front office if your emergency contact information changes.
  • Sign your child in/ out on a daily basis at the front desk and in the classroom as well.
  • Make sure your child has weather appropriate clothing in his/her cubby.
  • Please label all your child’s belongings.
  • Tuition is due the Friday prior to the upcoming week.
  • Please do not leave children in your vehicles when dropping off or picking up other children.
  • No outside food may be brought into the school.  This is a DCFS health regulation.  Birthday treats are ok if store-bought and in the original packaging. Please make sure that any treats brought into the school are nut free.
  • Please save the handicapped spaces for those who truly need them!
  • Remember our Referral Bonus! Refer a family who enrolls at any Chesterbrook Academy school and you receive a free week of tuition for your family*! There is no limit to how many families you refer, and each one is worth a free week of tuition.  Also, families may be referred to any Chesterbrook Academy to qualify for the bonus.

Remember, we have 12 other preschools in the western suburbs and one private elementary school in Naperville.  Our preschools are in Naperville, Lisle, Wheaton, Westmont, St. Charles, Bartlett, Plainfield, Shorewood, Sugar Grove, Lakewood, and Oswego.  So, tell your friends and family members today!

* Referred family must attend for ninety days before free week of tuition can be applied.

Chesterbrook Academy Elementary School News

Did you know that we had an elementary school in Naperville?  The elementary school services Kindergarten-8th Grade.  If you are in need of more information or enrolling your child in our elementary school please contact the Principal, at 630-527-0833 .  You can also visit their website at http://Naperville.ChesterbrookAcademy.com

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