Classes Available for the Monkeys in Motion Punch Pass
2014/15 Preschool Programs
Naperville Park District Preschools are guided by the philosophy of learning through play. Play nourishes every aspect of a child’s development. It forms the foundation of intellectual, social, physical and emotional skills necessary for success in school and in life. Play paves the way for learning. The curriculum includes activities involving art, math, science, language, music movement and dramatic play. Please visit our preschool blog at www.npdpreschool.blogspot.com to see all of the wonderful learning opportunities that students are engaging in. We offer three preschool experiences: Little da Vinci, Sunny Days and Toadstools and Pollywogs.
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.
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.
Programs & Requirements
All children must have a current medical form on file with the Park District and be toilet trained.
Preschool Information NightDo you have questions about the Park District's preschool program? Join us on Jan.7 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Knoch Knolls Nature Center, or Jan. 15 from 6:30-7:30 p.m at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center to learn more.
Preschool Registration Process: 2014-2015Registration is currently in progress.
Preschool Registration Process: 2015-2016
Once your child has been registered for a preschool class, you may not waitlist that child for another preschool class.
The September’s tuition is due by May 10th. It is important that you stay current on your child’s tuition. There will be a $10 late fee applied if your child’s tuition is received after the 10th. Please see the following tuition schedule below:
Enrolling in preschool should be understood as a commitment to the entire year; however, we do understand that situations arise that would require a withdrawal from the program. Withdrawals are accepted throughout the year until March 1. After March 1, families are required to continue paying for the remainder of the year. To withdraw from the Naperville Park District Preschool Program, we ask that you provide written notice two-weeks in advance and submit it to the Program Manager.
|5th Grade TNT|
Fri, Mar 6th, 2015, @7:00pm
|Resident Registration - Spring Programs & Summer Camps |
Mon, Mar 9th, 2015, @8:30am
|Nonresident Registration - Spring Programs & Summer Camps |
Thu, Mar 12th, 2015, @8:30am
Thu, Mar 12th, 2015, @7:00pm