Lunch Bunch is a program designed for children in our three and four year old classes who are looking to extend their preschool day. The Lunch Bunch programs will be offered two days per week for 3 year olds and three days per week for 4 year olds from 11:20 am – 12:40 pm.

Click here to access the Fall Lunch Bunch application form. Once completed, please mail applications to: NCNS PO BOX 2204, Northbrook, IL 60065.

Our Lunch Bunch Programs Include:

Yoga Bash (3-4 year olds): Mondays, 11:20am – 12:40pm

Jump into spring by building your strength, flexibility and confidence through yoga poses and breathing techniques designed for children. Yoga Bash incorporates books, seasonal events and games to bring out your mini yogi. Weekly themes include geography, languages and nature which will incorporate elements such as affirmation, body benefit and brain balance. Class begins with 45 minutes of yoga followed by a 30 minute nut-free brown bag lunch as well as a short open play time. This class is open to both 3 and 4 year olds. 14-week session, September 17 – January 14 (No class October 8).

Great Books (3-4 year olds): Thursdays, 9:00am – 11:15pm

We are excited to announce that during the 2018-19 school year, NCNS is offering a new enrichment course! Staff teacher, Jennifer Brunzell, will be teaching a literature based course entitled “Great Books.” Each week this class will introduce a wonderful children’s story book. The book will first be read to the children and then reinforced with art, cooking, dramatic play, motor activities and snack, all relating to the story. At the end of each day, the children will retell the story gaining skills in comprehension, language skills and expressive language. The students will also develop emerging reading skills and gain understanding of print concepts. This class is open to both 3 and 4 year olds. 14-week session, September 20 – January 17 (No class November 15, November 22).

Sing with Señora (3-4 year olds): Thursdays, 11:20am – 12:40pm

Students will be too busy having fun singing songs in Spanish and playing games to notice that they will also be building a strong foundation for lifelong language learning! Preschoolers are at the PERFECT age to start learning another language. Sing with Señora makes that learning engaging and accessible through play, stories and song. Class begins with 45 minutes of activities followed by a 30 minute nut-free brown bag lunch as well as a short open play time. This class is open to both 3 and 4 year olds. 14-week session, September 20 – January 17 (No class November 15, November 22).

Jr. Engineers by Noggin Builders (3-4 year olds): Fridays, 11:20am – 12:40pm

Explore early math and building skills in this hands-on program for preschoolers. Math is fun when we do it with hands-on projects from everyday life. Children will enhance skills like correspondence, spatial reasoning and comparisons as we engage in fun projects like measuring length, making “Pi” pieces, and creating their own abacus. As builders, the children will explore different types of materials, increasing their vocabulary of textures, shapes and material strength. They will use unusual building materials each week to build creations and enhance their abilities in building, such as balance and using connectors while practicing fine motor skills and creativity. Class begins with 45 minutes of activities, and is followed by a 30-minute nut-free brown bag lunch from home and short open play time. This class will be offered for both 3 and 4 year olds on Fridays. 13-week session, September 21 – January 18 (No class October 19, November 16, November 23).