A note about the 2020/21 School Year

Due to the ever-evolving situation surrounding the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Community Park District is working diligently to create a healthy and responsive program model for the 20/21 school year. We have implemented IDPH and CDC recommendations as the safety of our students, families, staff, and teachers is of the utmost importance. We have finalized our curriculum options and you may view the entire plan here.

School Year September 13, 2021 - May 20, 2022

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 ParentHandbook (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: $136.00, Non-Resident fee is $146.00, monthly
$140.00, Non-Resident fee is $150.00, monthly
See Below
Day / Time


8:45-10:45 am
11:15- 1:15 pm


8:45- 10:45 am
11:15-1:15 pm

Additional classes start January 3, 2022

8:45-10:45 am
11:15 - 1:15 pm


8:30- 10:30 am
11:00-1:00 pm 

1:30- 3:30 pm


$239.00,  Non-Resident fee is $249.00, monthly

8:30 -11:30 am

12:30 - 3:30 pm


$297.00,  Non-Resident fee is $307.00, 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):
$172.00    Non-Resident $182.00
Day / Time

Fridays (13 week sessions)

Fall: September 17- December 17

(skip November 26)

Winter/Spring: January 14- April 22 

(skip March 25 &  April 15)

8:45- 10:15 am

10:45-12:15 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 8, 2021
6:00- 7:00 pm (without child)

Open House For Families

Thursday, September 9th or Friday, September 10th, 2021. 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 13, 2021.

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.

Fall 2021-2022 Preschool Registration Information

Registration for current resident preschool students begins: Monday, February 8 at 8:30am
Registration opens for all La Grange Park Residents: Tuesday, February 9 at 8:30am
Registration for current nonresident students begins: Thursday, February 11 at 8:30am
Open enrollment for all begins Friday, February 12 at 8:30am

Download the Step-By-Step PreschoolRegistration Guide for 2021

Click here for online registration