Our state licensed Preschool for 3-5 year olds provides a warm, accepting environment where learning is fun. Experienced teachers offer a variety of developmentally appropriate activities designed to help children learn and grow socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually.
The curriculum includes pre-kindergarten skills, art, music, science, large and small motor development, and imaginative play. Children must be completely toilet trained and self-sufficient in the bathroom (no diapers or pull-ups) to attend preschool.
Spring Preschool Preview & 50th Anniversary Open House
Saturday, April 21 • 10:00am-11:30am
Celebrating the Past
Did you or someone you know attend or teach at one of our Park District preschools? Come visit one of our current sites to help us celebrate 50 years of preschool at Palatine Park District! Bring along any pictures or memories you would like to share. We will have giveaways, raffles, and snacks!
Looking to the Future
Be a part of our rich 50 year tradition by registering your child for preschool! Our Preschool Preview is the perfect opportunity to visit our schools and talk with our staff. Children are welcome to come and explore the classrooms.
Spring Preschool Preview will be held at all preschool locations:
Birchwood • 435 W. Illinois Avenue
Eagle Park • 1425 N. Oak Street at Home Avenue
Maple Park • 316 N. Winston and Anderson
Parkside • 262 E. Palatine Road, in Community Park
The registration fee is half price (only $25) if you register a new student for the 2018-2019 school year at the Preview event. A copy of your child’s birth certificate and enrollment in EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer) for tuition payments is required at the time of registration.
How Do I Register?
Registration for Preschool is available to residents and non-residents and must be done in person at Birchwood Recreation Center only. A special preschool registration form is required.
- $50.00 non-refundable, non-transferable processing fee is required with registration.
- A copy of the child’s birth certificate must be given at the time of registration for students new to the Park District preschool. The child cannot be registered without it.
- Preschool payments are made by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). EFT credit card information is due at time of registration.
- Tuition is made in eight monthly payments. Tuition is debited on the 15th of the prior month from September through March.
Children currently enrolled in Palatine Park District Preschool will have priority registration. Forms will be distributed to currently enrolled families.
Registration for Preschool 2018-2019 will begin in February 2018 for resident children who are not currently enrolled in preschool program. Preschool registration forms may be obtained at Birchwood Recreation Center. Registration must be done in person.
Registration for Preschool 2018-2019 will begin in February 2018 for non-residents who are not currently enrolled in preschool program. Preschool registration forms may be obtained at Birchwood Recreation Center. Registration must be done in person.
3 – 4 Years
Three year old preschool is the first school experience for many children. Hands on and developmentally appropriate activities will be offered in pre-reading, pre-writing, math, science, art, and large motor skills. Children will also learn how to be away from their family, make friends, and be a part of a group. In addition, they will learn to work and play cooperatively with other children, make choices, follow simple directions, and become more independent.
There are three staff members for each class.
3½ – 5 Years
Offering the kindergarten readiness skills of math, pre-reading, pre-writing, science, art, and large and small motor skills in an open ended setting. It also encourages curiosity, creativity, self-discipline, independence, cooperative play, and making choices.
Eagle Park offers choices of how many days a child can attend. There are three staff members for each class.
4 – 5 Years
Four year old preschool offers activities and experiences that help children get ready for kindergarten. This includes open ended activities in the areas of math, pre-reading, pre-writing, science, art, and large and small motor skills. Kindergarten readiness also includes following directions, self-help skills, keeping track of belongings, and respecting others. We continue to encourage curiosity, creativity, self-discipline, independence, playing cooperatively, and making choices.
There are three staff members for each class.
Lunch enrichment offers to further improve on pre-kindergarten skills. Children should bring a peanut-free lunch and a drink. The cost of Enrichment will be paid monthly with tuition. Preschool enrollment not required. Call 847.991.1960 for availability, days, and times.
Palatine Park District