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Early Childhood - Preschool



Classes Available for the Monkeys in Motion Punch Pass

Session 1: September 15 - October 24
Code Class Time
Monday    
128388 Running Monkeys 8:30-9:10 a.m.
128389 Monkey Art 9:30-10:10 a.m.
128390 Sensory Exploration 10:30-11:10 a.m.
Tuesday     
128391 Walking 8:30-9:10 a.m.
128392 ABCs and 123s 9:30-10:10 a.m.
Wednesday     
128394 Sensory Exploration 8:30-9:10 a.m.
128395 Musical Monkeys 9:30-10:10 a.m.
128396 ABCs and 123s 10:30-11:10 a.m.
Thursday    
129712 Sensory Exploration 3:30-4:10 p.m.
129713 Monkeys in Action 4:30-5:10 p.m.
Saturday     
128401 ABCs and 123s 9:00-9:40 a.m.
128402 Musical Monkeys 10:00-10:40 a.m.

 


2014/15 Preschool Programs

The Naperville Park District offers many programs, including introductory sports, designed for early childhood-aged children. We now offer three September-May preschool programs - Sunny Days, Little da Vinci and our award-winning Toadstools & Pollywogs! Our programming provides many opportunities to try out programs that appeal to a wide variety of interests.

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Naperville Park District’s Sunny Days Preschool is taught in well-equipped preschool classrooms in a variety of locations. Each setting includes the necessary materials for children to learn essential kindergarten readiness skills and concepts in preparation for the next level of education. Our hands-on, focused learning programs emphasize individual growth, self-esteem and meeting the preschool learning needs of each individual child. Our classrooms encourage engaged learning to promote your child’s use of language, creativity, problem-solving and cognitive thinking skills. Playing with others, participating in small and large group activities and following directions will help your child achieve healthy, emotional development.

Naperville Park District’s state award-winning Toadstool & Pollywogs Preschool is located at Seager Park in our Interpretive Center and at Knoch Knolls Park in our newly-built Nature Center. The adjacent park at each location offers vast acres of land with nearby walking trails, open fields, a pond, river and an abundance of wildlife that provide preschoolers with 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 are integral parts of this preschool’s curriculum. Students will go outside every day to explore as part of the learning environment.

Temporary parking for preschool held at the new Knoch Knolls Nature Center
Dear Parents,
We’re excited for the start of the 2014-2015 Toadstools & Pollywogs Preschool program at the newly constructed Knoch Knolls Nature Center! Over the past several weeks crews have worked to prepare the building for classes and complete construction of the walkways, playground and parking lot. Unfortunately, this summer’s rainy weather presented numerous challenges and delays that resulted in portions of the project that are not complete.

Despite delays to the construction of the outdoor areas, the preschool program will begin as scheduled next week. Please note, however, that the main parking lot for the Knoch Knolls Nature Center is still under construction and will not be available until later this month. Until the parking lot is complete, preschool program participants will use a temporary grass parking area located next to the Knoch Knolls Nature Center. Included with this letter is a map of the Knoch Knolls Nature Center and temporary parking. Signs will be posted to identify the entrance to the parking area and park district staff will be onsite the first several days of class to assist with parking.

We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. While portions of the project are still under construction please know that your child’s Toadstools & Pollywogs experience in the classroom and exploring the park will not be negatively affected. If you have questions regarding the project or the Toadstools & Pollywogs program please contact the Naperville Park District at (630) 848-5000.

Temporary Parking Map
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Naperville Park District’s Little da Vinci Preschool is taught at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center in our newly-outfitted children’s art studio and dance rooms. The art studio serves as the children’s main classroom, offering opportunities for a wide variety of artistic and creative experiences. The curriculum provides traditional preschool activities, with an emphasis on the “A” in S.T.E.A.M. learning—Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. Early childhood education researchers agree that encouraging children to express their ideas in a wide variety of creative ways builds the foundation for science-related knowledge and future success. Using art and movement experiences, our teachers stimulate problem-solving abilities, critical thinking, and reinforce a variety of social and academic concepts.


Resources
Preschool brochure
Getting to know your child
First day of preschool information
Child's information card
Registration form
Certificate of health form
Payment authorization form



Programs & Requirements

All children must have a current medical form on file with the Park District and be toilet trained.

Two-Year-Olds
Children must be 2 1/2 by Sept. 1, 2014
This program is designed to make your child’s first preschool experience a calm and comfortable one. The program focuses on separation and building trusting relationships between child and teacher and teacher and parent. Your child is exposed to a variety of activities and experiences that encourage social awareness and cognitive development in a gentle, nurturing and playful environment.

Three-Year-Olds
Children must be 3 by Sept. 1, 2014
This program focuses on creating a warm and nurturing environment where children are encouraged to explore and interact with one another. Children are introduced to key early childhood basic skills and concepts through play and hands-on experiences.

Three Plus
Children must be 3 by Sept. 1, 2014
This program is a three-year-old preschool class designed for children who are ready for an additional day of preschool.

Multi-Age
Children must be 3 or 4 by Sept. 1, 2014
Multi-age preschool classes offer an age range of over a year, broader than the typical class. This allows teachers to maximize the benefits of interaction and cooperation among children. Children typically choose to play with children who have similar interests and play styles; this is not always defined by age.

Four-Year-Olds
Children must be 4 by Sept. 1, 2014
Our four-year-old program is a continuation of our three-year-old preschool program. Children will continue to work on developing their social skills while building their foundation of learning. Children will continue to develop their early literacy,math, science and social study skills through hands-on learning experiences.

Pre-Kindergarten
Children must be 4 by Sept. 1, 2014
This program is an extension of our four-year-old program designed for children who are ready for an additional day of preschool.

Junior Kindergarten
Children must be 5 by Nov. 1, 2014
This program is designed for children who have completed a four-year-old preschool program but are not yet ready for kindergarten. This class provides the platform for children to continue to lay the foundation for life-long learning.

Preschool Tours
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


Payment
The first monthly payment is due on May 1, 2014. Participants registering after May 1 must make the first payment at time of registration. The second payment is due on September 10 and continues through April 10. Monthly payments made after the10th of the month will incur a late fee of $10. Registering for preschool is a commitment for the entire year; however, we recognize situations arise that require a withdrawal from our program. If you plan on removing your child, we require a two week written notice. All withdrawals must be made by March 15; after this date, parents are responsible for making payment for the remainder of the year.


Important Dates
May 1:
T
he first monthly payment is due on May 1, 2014. Participants registering after May 1 must make the first payment at time of registration.

August 15:
All Preschool forms due.

Late August:
Orientation time and teacher assignments mailed out.

September 10:
The second payment is due on September 10 and continues through April 10. Monthly payments made after the10th of the month will incur a late fee of $10. Registering for preschool is a commitment for the entire year; however, we recognize situations arise that require a withdrawal from our program. If you plan on removing your child, we require a two week written notice. All withdrawals must be made by March 15; after this date, parents are responsible for making payment for the remainder of the year.


How To Register
Registration is currently in progress.

Please call 630-848-5000 or stop in and visit a facility with a Community Relations Associate
 
Upcoming Registration Dates
Nov 17, 2014 - 8:30am
Resident Registration - Winter Programs
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Nov 20, 2014 - 8:30am
Nonresident Registration - Winter Programs
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Dec 2, 2014 - 12:00pm
Resident Online Registration - Girls Spring Soccer
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Dec 3, 2014 - 12:00pm
Resident Online Registration - Boys Spring Soccer
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Important Information
First-Time Registrants
Individuals wanting to register online for Naperville Park District programs must first establish an account with us. In order to be eligible for the resident fee, proof of residency within the Naperville Park District is required by submitting one of the following documents: driver's license, preprinted personal check or City of Naperville utility bill.

To register, fill out the online registration form. You also can submit your proof of residency by emailing it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , by fax at 630-848-5001 or at Naperville Park District's Administration Building, the 95th Street Center or the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center.

We will set up your account and issue you a "Barcode and PIN," then you will be free to register through RecEnroll, our online registration system. Call 630-848-5000 or go to napervilleparks.org/registration to set up your account today.

 

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