Preschool Education

2018 Preschool Open Houses

Come meet with teachers, visit classrooms, ask questions & pick-up paperwork. Children are welcome to attend the event with parents. RSVP to Jeannie Robinson at jrobinson@gepark.org.

Tuesday, January 30 from 6pm-7pm
Location: Main Street Recreation Center
Classes: 3s, 4s, 4+, and Kindergarten Enrichment

Wednesday, January 31 from 6pm-7pm
Location: Spring Avenue Recreation Center
Classes: 2+, 3s, and 4s


About the Program

The Glen Ellyn Park District Preschool Education Program is sure to keep active children busy! The program provides a variety of experiences and media to facilitate learning concepts of writing, science, vocabulary, numbers, shapes, math and other cognitive abilities through an academic and play balanced curriculum, where children explore and develop their skills. Program activities serve many developmental purposes; participants learn problem-solving skills, how to sort out and organize new ideas, develop an understanding of social awareness, and investigate and experiment with new possibilities. The academics incorporated into the program will ensure students are prepared to move to the next level and eventually be kindergarten ready.

The daily schedule is a mixture of teacher-guided activities and play, with small and large group activities based around a weekly theme. Children are involved with fine and large motor skill activities, art projects, music, books, dramatic play, cooking, writing and more. Children also have monthly visits B#Sharp Music for Children and the GEPD Naturalist. Please contact Jeannie Robinson, Assistant Superintendent of Recreation Services, at jrobinson@gepark.org with any questions or concerns.

Classes available: Not Quite 2+ Preschool, 2+ Preschool, 3-Year-Old Preschool, 4-Year-Old Preschool, and 4+ Preschool. In addition, the Park District offers Preschool Plus and Kindergarten Enrichment programs.

2017-2018 Preschool Year: Starts September 5, 2017