Our preschool is designed for children ages 2 through 5 years old, including pre-kindergarten. Our curriculum is based on a non-repetitive four-year cycle. The following is a brief outline of what the curriculum offers for each age group. Illinois Early Childhood Standards and Benchmarks are used for learning curriculum. Additional information is available in our Parent Handbook (Tuition is monthly)
Registration for Preschool is open throughout the year, as long as there are spaces available in the class. You may register at the Park District Office at 1501 Barnsdale Road. We welcome visitors. Please make an appointment by calling the preschool line at (708) 354-4157.
|Age:||2.5 -3 years
||3 years||4 & 5 years-Kindergarten
|Fee:||$114.00, Non-Resident fee is $124.00,
||$118.00, Non-Resident fee is $128.00, monthly
|Day / Time||
8:45- 10:45 am
Additional classes start January, 2018
1:30- 3:30 pm
$202.00, Non-Resident fee is $212.00, monthly
8:30 -11:30 am
2 1/2 hour afternoons
$186.00, Non-Resident fee is $196.00, monthly
12:30 - 3:00 pm
|Learning centered around play! In the early years,
socializing with others is important in getting ready for
school. Social skills and self-esteem will be enhanced.
Alphabet time, counting time, painting, music, and
colors are all part of the learning fun.
||This three day a week class has been designed for
children who are 3 years of age. Focus is on readiness
skills through small and large group activities.
Social, emotional and physical needs of this age group
will be developed. Art projects, music, letters,
numbers, colors, and daily gym are all incorporated.
||Reading and math readiness skills are integrated into a
program designed to stimulate learning and build
self-confidence. Good work habits develop social and
communication skills. Individual achievement is
recognized and creativity encouraged. Art, music, drama
and computer workshop are all included. Gym is daily. Book-It and Lets
Out are integrated into the Pre-Kindergarten curriculum. 5
and 5+ year children will be preparing for
|Fee:||Fall Session (13 weeks):
$149.00 Non-Resident $159.00
|Day / Time||
Fridays (13 week sessions)Fall: September 14- December 14
Winter/Spring: January 18- April 26
8:30- 10:15 am
|Location||Recreation Center, 1501 Barnsdale Rd.,
La Grange Park
|Here is the perfect opportunity to get your toddler
acquainted with other children and take a small step into
preschool. Socializing with others, music, and
simple art projects will all be a part of the fun.
Children should be ready to stay at class without the
assistance of a parent. Children completing the Fall
session will be given priority placement in the January 2.5 to early 3 classes.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
6:00- 7:00 pm (without child)
Open House For Families
Thursday, September 6th or Friday, September 7th, 2018. Your confirmation letter will be specific to your child's class.
This is the opportunity for all children and their parents registered for Ready Teddy to come and meet the teacher, preview the classroom, and become familiar with the school surroundings. First day of school is Monday, September 10, 2018.
Before and after school care is an optional program which can be combined with our Ready Teddy Preschool Classes. Flex is generally available between 10:00 and 4:00 pm on a pre-paid and pre-arranged basis. A start up schedule for fall is organized based on parent needs. Parents will have the opportunity to sign up before the beginning of each month. Otherwise a 24 hours advance notice is required to assure adequate staffing. Children in Flex are engaged in story time, music with instruments, songs, art projects and puppet play; depending on the length of time the children are scheduled.
A minimum of 1 hour per scheduled time
Our selection of enrichment classes will provide a focus for special interests. Look for the Ready Teddy icon and match classes that will enrich your preschooler's day. Additional fees very. Class descriptions and times are detailed within the fall brochure. Registration for enrichment classes is required. Children are supervised to and from classes.