As We Grow Preschool

“We’ve been bringing our daughter (now 5) for activities since she was a year old. Everyone, from the directors, the staff, and–of course–the teachers, have been terrific . I recommend the Park District programs and preschool all the time.” -Patron

Preschool Registration for the 2019-20 School Year begins on:

Monday, February 11, 2019 = Current Resident Participants and Siblings

Monday, February 25, 2019 = Residents

Monday, March 4, 2019 = Current Non-Resident Participants and Siblings

Monday, March 11, 2019 = Open Registration

For any questions, please call 847-526-3610.

Please Note:  Registration dates can be quite busy and we only allow registration in person.  Our Administrative Office opens at 8:30 am on the above Mondays and the building (Fitness First) opens at 5:00 am.  We will accommodate all who are in a line via a number system of when each individual arrives.  Feel free to contact us to see about current availability which may help aid in your decision on when to arrive.  We thank you in advance for your patience.

Preschool Open House

Our yearly open house is scheduled for Tuesday, February 19th and Wednesday, February 20th from 6:30-8:00 pm.  These evenings give you a chance to meet the teachers, see the facility, and allow the current students to show off some of the projects that they have been working on during the school year.


2018-19 school year.  Please click on the link below to download the parent handbook and participant information forms.  All paperwork needs to be returned to the Park District, 600 North Main Street, by September 1, 2018.


2019 Winter Spring Preschool






Our preschool program is intended to help stimulate your child’s social, emotional, and creative development. Our program emphasizes socialization and learning through play.  Classroom activities encourage problem solving, creativity, self-expression, and academics.  This enables children to explore in a room filled with warmth, affection, and respect for others. It is the preschool environment where children learn to respect the authority of adults other than their parents.  Friendship, sharing, and cooperation are modeled and practiced on a daily basis. The children participate in all types of learning including art, music, creative play, cooking, literature and science.  Through carpet time, direct instruction, hands-on learning and free-time activities, the children are exposed to a curriculum that enhances their creativity and also provides a positive atmosphere for learning.


Children must be the proper age as of September 1st (December 1st for Pre-K) and must be toilet trained if enrolled in the 3, 4, or Pre-K program.  All participant information forms will be emailed or available on the park district website in early August and must be turned into the Community Center front desk by Tuesday, September 5th. Paper forms will also be available at the Community Center front desk. Medical forms will be due no later than October  9th.

School Calendar and Payment Schedule

Our preschool runs from Mid-September through Mid-May.  A detailed calendar will be given out during the first week of school.  The registration payment which holds your spot is equal to one month’s tuition and is used to pay the May tuition. No refunds are given for the registration payment should you withdraw from the program.  All payments are monthly and are due on the first of each month.  Payments not received by the 7th of the month will be charged a late fee of $15.  Enrollment in the automatic payment program can be completed with the form found in participant information packet.


Registration for these classes began in February 2018. Some classes may be full at this time. Please call our office at (847) 526-3610 for availability.

2-Year Old Preschool

Tue & Thu • 8:45-10:15 am • $54/74 per month • Community Center
Tue & Thu • 10:30am-12pm • $54/74 per month • Community Center

3-Year Old Preschool

Tue & Thu • 9-11:30am • $90/$110 per month • Beach House, 112 Park St.
Tue & Thu • 12:15-2:45 pm • $90/$110 per month • Beach House, 112 Park St.

4-Year Old Preschool

Mon, Wed, Fri • 8:45-11:15 am • $135/$155 per month • Beach House, 112 Park St.
Mon, Wed, Fri • 12:15-2:45 pm • $135/$155per month • Beach House, 112 Park St.

5-Year Old Class – Pre K

Mon, Wed, Fri • 9-12pm • $162/$182 per month • Community Center