Our preschool program helps your child grow and learn in a stimulating environment while focusing on the whole child by providing opportunities for social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. Our play-based program will emphasize individual growth, self-esteem and meet the needs of each individual child by learning through exposure all the basic concepts (letter, numbers, shapes and colors) in preparation for the next level of education. Our classrooms and creative materials encourage play to promote your child’s means of expression, creativity, problem-solving and thinking. Playing with others, participating is small and large group activities and following directions will help your child achieve healthy, emotional development. At the time of registration, the first month’s tuition is due along with a non-refundable registration fee of $75. Participants must meet the stated age for the program by Sept. 1.
Naperville Park District’s Toadstool & Pollywogs Preschool is located at beautiful Knoch Knolls Park at the Wigwam and at Seager Park in our newly built Interpretive Center. Each park has vast acres of land with walking trails, open fields, a pond, river and an abundance of wildlife that give preschoolers endless investigation opportunities. The curriculum combines traditional kindergarten readiness learning and preschool age-appropriate activities, with an emphasis on environmental education; recycling and conservation education will also be an integral part of the preschool curriculum. Please be aware that students will go outside every day.
- Preschool brochure
- Getting your child ready for preschool
- Guidelines and differences for 3 and 4-year-old students
- Registration form
- Certificate of health form
- Payment Authorization Form
All children must have a current medical form on file with the Park District and be toilet trained.
Children must be 2 1/2 by Sept. 1, 2012
This program focuses on preschool preparedness skills such as walking in a line, taking turns, listening, circle time, following directions, sharing and participating in clean-up time. Emphasis is placed on socialization skills as well as building self-confidence and self-esteem. Children do not need to be toilet trained for this class.
Children must be 3 by Sept. 1, 2012
The program focuses on socialization and the introduction of key early childhood skills including: colors, shapes, numbers, alphabet, simple math and science concepts, name recognition, following directions and basic cutting skills. We have two and three day options.
Children must be 4 by Sept. 1, 2012
The four-year-old program covers many different concepts including: mastery of colors, numbers and basic shapes, introduction to complex shapes, in-depth exposure to the alphabet through sight and sound, advanced cutting skills, more complex math and science skills and much more. We have two, three and four day options.
For course details and to view the schedule, please click on the following links:
Sunny Days Preschool
Toadstools & Pollywogs Preschool
Visit our preschool classrooms in action! Tours are approximately 30-minutes in length and by appointment only. Please call 630-848-3571 to schedule a tour from October through April.
Interested in finding out more about our program and curriculum?
See what’s happening in our current preschool year by reading our preschool blog, www.npdpreschool.blogspot.com
Preschool Registration Process
Registration for all new students entering the 2012/13 program will be entered into a lottery. Park District registration forms can be submitted any time during the lottery registration period. These forms may be mailed to the Park District or dropped off in person. Once submitted, the forms will be held until the specific processing date below. Preschool registration is not available online. Once your child has been registered for a preschool class, you may not waitlist that child for another preschool class.
January 3-February 1: Preschool lottery form drop-off
The preschool lottery is for Naperville residents only. Preschool registration forms will be accepted at the Administration Building, Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center and the South Maintenance Facility. At the time of drop-off, you must bring a completed registration form, proof of residency, a copy of your child’s birth certificate and the $75 nonrefundable registration fee. Please be sure to indicate your first and second class choice. If a second choice is not listed on your registration form or if your first and second choices are filled, you will be placed on a wait list for your first choice at registration. If you need to have children placed in the same class for the purpose of carpooling, please staple forms together and indicate carpool needs on the form.
January 9-January 27: Priority registration
All children currently enrolled in the 2011/2012 preschool program will receive priority registration for the 2012/13 school year. Please bring the nonrefundable $75 registration fee, proof of residency and a completed registration form to the Administration Building, Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center or the South Maintenance Facility. Preschool spots are available on a first come, first served basis.
February 2: New preschool registration applications processed
All the new preschool registration applications submitted between January 4 and February 3 will be placed in classes based on selections submitted and availability.
February 7: Nonresident and walk-in registration begins
Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis for any open spots.
May 10, 2012: First preschool payment due
The first monthly payment is due on May 10. All registrations processed after May 10 must include the first monthly payment and the $75 nonrefundable registration fee.
Once your child has been placed in a class, they cannot be placed on a wait list for a different class. A nonrefundable $10 late fee will be applied to any late payments.
The first monthly payment is due on May 10, 2012. All registrations processed after May 10 must include the first monthly payment and the $75 nonrefundable registration fee. After May 10, monthly payments begin September 10 and continue through April 10. A nonrefundable $10 late fee will be applied to any late payments received after the tenth day of the month. Registering for preschool is a commitment for the entire year; however, we recognize situations arise that require a withdrawal from our program. All withdrawals must be made by March 15; after this date, parents are responsible for making the April payment.