Preschool Education

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 including 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 and how to sort out and organize new ideas. They 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 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 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: Began September 5, 2017
2018-2019 Preschool Year: Starts Week of September 4, 2018