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2022-2023 School Year Information

Registration for the Glen Ellyn Park District Preschool Program is now available online! Visit gepark.org/register to view available classes and register for open spots and waitlists.


Our Preschool Philosophy & Curriculum

At our Preschool, children learn through an academic and play-based curriculum to facilitate learning concepts including writing, science, vocabulary, numbers, shapes, math, and other cognitive abilities. The academics incorporated into the program will ensure students are prepared to move to the next level and eventually be Kindergarten-ready.

Our program is a mixture of teacher-guided activities and playtime, with small and large group activities based around a weekly theme. Children engage in fine and large motor skill activities, art projects, music, books, dramatic play, cooking, writing and more. Children also have monthly visits from B#Sharp Music for Children and the Park District Naturalist.

Two-Year-Old Preschool

Geared toward having a successful first school-away-from-caregiver experience while preparing for the three-year-old program. Emphasis is placed on socialization skills and introduction to a structured class.

Three-Year-Old Preschool

Geared toward having a successful first school experience. Emphasis is placed on social skills, fine motor skills, shapes, colors, name recognition, following direction, sharing and play. Must be able to use the restroom independently.

Four-Year-Old Preschool

Designed for developing kindergarten readiness. Emphasis is placed on the development of academics through structured activities, introducing math, lower/upper case letters, letter sound recognition, writing/sight words, and developing independence. Must be able to use the restroom independently.

Five-Year-Old Preschool

Designed for developing kindergarten readiness. Emphasis is placed on the development of academics through structured activities, simple math, lower/upper case letters, letter sound recognition, writing/sight words, punctuation, capitalization, problem solving and developing independence.


2022-2023 Classes and Fees

Preschool classes are available at Spring Avenue and Main Street Recreation Centers.

Registration: Registration will be for the complete school year. Families registering for the Preschool Program may do so online, or in person at Main Street or Spring Avenue Recreation Center. Adults must submit a copy of their child’s birth certificate at the time of their registration.

Payments: Preschool uses automatic billing/ payments. A separate nonrefundable deposit of $75 will be required upon registration. The yearly class fee is divided into six equal amounts charged to your credit card or e-check each month July-December. You may also pay for the entire year at registration.

AgeLocationDaysTimeR/NR Annual FeeAvailability
2 (as of 6/15/22)SpringF9 a.m. to 11 a.m.$611/$916.50Limited
2 (as of 3/15/22)SpringM/W9 a.m. to 11 a.m.$1,221/$1,831.50Limited
2 (as of 3/15/22)SpringTu/Th9 a.m. to 11 a.m.$1,221/$1,831.50Limited
2 (as of 3/15/22)SpringTu/Th12 p.m. to 2 p.m.$1,221/$1,831.50Limited
3 (as of 9/1/22)MainTu/Th8:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.$1,353/$2,029.50Limited
3 (as of 9/1/22)MainM/W/F8:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.$2,030/$3,045Limited
3 (as of 9/1/22)MainTu/Th8:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.$1,353/$2,029.50Limited
3 (as of 9/1/22)MainM/W/F8:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.$2,030/$3,045Limited
3 (as of 9/1/22)SpringTu/Th8:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.$1,353/$2,029.50Limited
4 (as of 9/1/22)MainM-Th8:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.$2,838/$4,257Limited
4 (as of 9/1/22)MainM-Th12:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.$2,838/$4,257Limited
4 (as of 9/1/22)SpringM/W/F8:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.$2,129/$3,193.50Limited
4 (as of 9/1/22)SpringM-Th12:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.$2,838/$4,257Limited
5 (between 9/1/22-1/1/23)MainM-F12:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.$3,713/$5,569.50Limited

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Questions?

Please contact Jeannie Robinson at jrobinson@gepark.org with any questions or concerns.