School Year September 12, 2022 - May 19, 2023

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: $141.00, Non-Resident fee is $151.00, monthly
$145.00, Non-Resident fee is $155.00, monthly
See Below
Day/ Time


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


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

Additional classes start January 3, 2023

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


8:30- 10:30 am

10:45-12:45 pm 

1:30- 3:30 pm


$244.00,  Non-Resident fee is $254.00, monthly

8:30 -11:30 am

12:30 - 3:30 pm

Monday - Friday

$302.00,  Non-Resident fee is $312.00, 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

Fall Session (13 weeks):
$177.00    Non-Resident $187.00

(Tuition is paid per session)

Day / Time

Fridays (13 week sessions)

Fall: September 16, 2022- December 16, 2022

(skip November 25)

Winter/Spring: January 13, 2023- April 21, 2023 

8:45- 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.

Fall 2022-2023 Preschool Registration Information

Registration for current resident preschool students begins: Monday, February 7 at 8:30am
Registration opens for all La Grange Park Residents: Tuesday, February 8 at 8:30am
Registration for current nonresident students begins: Thursday, February 10 at 8:30am
Open enrollment for all begins Friday, February 11 at 8:30am

Click here for online registration