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 main office at 708-354-4580.
||3 years||4 & 5
|Fee:||$146.00, Non-Resident fee
is $156.00, monthly
||$150.00, Non-Resident fee
is $160.00, monthly
8:45- 10:45 am
Additional classes start January 9, 2024
8:30- 10:30 am
1:30- 3:30 pm
Mondays - Thursdays
$254.00, Non-Resident fee is $264.00, monthly
Mondays - Fridays
Mondays - Thursdays
Mondays - Fridays
|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
||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
||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.
Fall Session (13 weeks):
(Tuition is paid per session)
|Day / Time||
Fridays (13 week sessions)
September 15, 2023- December 15, 2023
(skip November 23)
Winter/Spring: January 13, 2024- April 19, 2024
|Location||Recreation Center, 1501
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.
Before and After Care FAQS
What is Before and After Care? Before and After Care is an optional program which can be combined with Ready Teddy Preschool and Enrichment classes to extend your child’s day.
When is Before and After Care available? A start-up schedule for fall will be organized based on need.
Who can come to Before and After Care? Any registered Ready Teddy student. Children do not need to be potty-trained, however staff will not change diapers.
What activities are provided during Before and After Care? Story time, music, crafts, gym and playground time, depending on the length of time children are scheduled. You can send a snack or lunch with your child to be eaten during their time here as you deem necessary. (Snacks are provided during preschool classes.)
How do I sign up for Before and After Care? You can register at the Parent Orientation Meeting on September 7th, or anytime at the Front Desk. Once you’ve filled out the registration form, you can add dates to it throughout the school year. Some families use Before and After Care on a regularly scheduled basis and sign-up monthly. Others use it sporadically. 24 hours advance notice and a minimum of one hour is required to guarantee staff coverage for your child. Before and After Care is sometimes available on shorter notice if the teachers are already here for other children. We strongly encourage monthly registration to ensure your child’s Before and After Care needs are met.
Fall 2023-2024 Preschool Registration
current resident preschool students
February 13 at 8:30am
Registration opens for all La Grange Park Residents: Tuesday, February 14 at 8:30am
Registration for current nonresident students begins: Thursday, February 16 at 8:30am
Open enrollment for all begins Friday, February 17 at 8:30am