March 7, 2021
After 2020, children need social interaction more than ever.
Palatine Park District offers a state licensed preschool for children ages 3-5 providing a warm, accepting, safe, and clean environment where learning is fun. Safety protocols haven been put into place including masks, thorough cleaning of classrooms, and frequent hand washing. The District’s experienced teachers offer a variety of developmentally appropriate activities designed to help children learn and grow socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually. Creativity and curiosity are encouraged to help foster a growing desire to learn and opportunities are provided to allow each child to reach their potential.
According to Karen Rude, Preschool/Tots Coordinator, “after 2020, children need social interaction more than ever. Our programs provide opportunities for socialization as well as activities that prepare children for kindergarten. We are licensed by the State of Illinois and follow their COVID protocols to ensure everyone’s safety.”
Curriculum includes pre-kindergarten skills, art, music, science, large and small motor development, and imaginative play. Outdoor play is included whenever the weather allows. Class size is limited to 20 students, led by two experienced teachers and an assistant. Teachers in the program are required to meet Department of Child and Family Services college training in education or child development.
Preschool classes for the 2021-2022 school year will be held from the beginning of September through the middle of May and follows the calendar for days off school determined by Community Consolidated School District 15. Morning options are available for ages 3-5 throughout the week. For complete Preschool Program details including times and fees, visit Preschool Programs page. For program availability, call (847) 991-1960. Non-Resident registration will begin on March 15.
Palatine Park District’s preschool program locations:
Birchwood • 435 W. Illinois Avenue
Maple Park • 316 N. Winston at Anderson
Parkside • 262 E. Palatine Road in Community Park
Eagle Park • 1425 N. Oak Street at Home Avenue*
* Eagle Park will be an additional location if all other sites are filled.
There are also a wide variety of early childhood classes are also offered at Palatine Park District. From Preschool Prep, a class for those not quite ready for the full preschool environment, to cooking, art, singing, dancing, and sports, you are sure to find the perfect class for your young child.