Fall 2020-2021 Preschool Registration Information

Registration for current resident preschool students begins: Monday, February 10 at 8:30am
Registration opens for all La Grange Park Residents: Tuesday, February 11 at 8:30am
Registration for current nonresident students begins: Thursday, February 13 at 8:30am
Open enrollment for all begins Friday, February 14 at 8:30am

Download the Step-By-Step Preschool Registration Guide for 2020


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Ready Teddy


The Community Park District of La Grange Park offers both a preschool program and many separate programs designed for the younger members of our community.

Three levels of classes are offered in a preschool environment. Curriculum is based on a non-repetitive four-year cycle geared for learning levels of children 2.5 to 5 years. The school year begins in September and ends in May.

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School Year September 14, 2020 - May 14, 2021

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

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.

Ready Teddy Preschool
Age: 2.5 -3 years
3 years 4 & 5 years-Kindergarten
Fee: $129.00, Non-Resident fee is $139.00, monthly
$133.00, Non-Resident fee is $143.00, monthly

Day / Time

Mondays/Wednesdays

8:45-10:45 am
11:00- 1:00 pm

Tuesdays/Thursdays

8:45- 10:45 am
11:00-1:00 pm

Additional classes start January, 2021
Tuesdays/Thursdays

8:45-10:45 am
11:00 - 1:00 pm

Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays

8:30- 10:30 am
10:45-12:45 pm 

1:30- 3:30 pm

Mondays/Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays

$232.00,  Non-Resident fee is $242.00, monthly

8:30 -11:30 am

12:30 - 3:30 pm


Mondays/Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays/Fridays

$290.00,  Non-Resident fee is $300.00, monthly

8:30 -11:30 am

12:30 - 3:30 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.  Shapes, 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 tablet centers are all included.  Gym is daily. Book-It and My Big World are integrated into the Pre-Kindergarten curriculum.  
Teddy Toddlers
Age: 2 years
Fee: Fall Session (13 weeks):
$165.00    Non-Resident $175.00
Day / Time

Fridays (13 week sessions)

Fall: September 18- December 18

(skip November 27)

Winter/Spring: January 8- April 23 
(skip March 26 and April 2)

8:30- 10:15 am

10:30-12:00 pm

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.
Parent Orientation Night

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
6:00- 7:00 pm (without child)

Open House For Families

Thursday, September 10th or Friday, September 11th, 2020. 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 14, 2020.

Flex Scheduling

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 5:00 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

Add On Enrichment Classes

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.

Locations
  • Office Location

    1501 Barnsdale Road
    La Grange Park, IL 60526
  • Office Hours

    Mon - Fri 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Sunday - Closed