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2020/2021 School Year Information

Open Enrollment for next school year is now taking place! Contact the Park District today to register!


New Procedures for 2020-2021

The health and safety of our preschoolers is paramount and we’re implementing a modified operations plan for this school year. We will have new social-distancing measures, wellness standards, more intense cleaning and sanitizing procedures, face covering requirements, new drop-off and pick-up protocol, and more in place. Our modified operations are subject to change based on further guidance from local, state, and federal authorities.


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-parent 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 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/site words, and developing independence. Must be able to use 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/site words, punctuation, capitalization, problem solving and developing independence. 


2020-2021 Classes and Fees

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

Registration: Registration will be for the complete school year and must be done in person at Main Street or Spring Avenue Recreation Center. Parents must submit a copy of their child’s birth certificate at the time of their registration.

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

AgeLocationDay(s) & TimeR/NR Annual FeeAvailability
2 (as of 6/15/20)SpringF, 9am-11am$561/$842Limited
2 (as of 3/15/20)SpringM/W, 9am-11am$1,122/$1,683Limited
2 (as of 3/15/20)SpringTu/Th, 9am-11am$1,122/$1,683Limited
2 (as of 3/15/20)SpringTu/Th, 11:30am-1:30pm$1,122/$1,683Limited
3 (as of 9/1/20)MainTu/Th, 8:45am-11:15am$1,320/$1,980Limited
3 (as of 9/1/20)MainM/W/F, 8:45am-11:15am$1,980/$2,970Limited
3 (as of 9/1/20)MainTu/Th, 8:45am-11:15am$1,320/$1,980Limited
3 (as of 9/1/20)MainM/W/F, 8:45am-11:15am$1,980/$2,970Limited
3 (as of 9/1/20)SpringTu/Th, 8:45am-11:15am$1,320/$1,980Limited
4 (as of 9/1/20)MainM-Th, 8:45am-11:15am$2,772/$4,158Limited
4 (as of 9/1/20)MainM-Th, 12:15pm-2:45pm$2,772/$4,158Limited
4 (as of 9/1/20)SpringM/W/F, 8:45am-11:15am$2,079/$3,119Limited
4 (as of 9/1/20)SpringM-Th, 12:15pm-2:45pm$2,772/$4,158Limited
5 (between 9/1/20-1/1/21)MainM-F, 12:15pm-2:45pm$3,630/$5,445 Limited

Documents and Handbooks


Preschool Newsletters


Questions?

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