Preschool

Current Preschool Programs

All Buffalo Grove Park District Preschool classes are located at the Alcott Center.

Preschool Registration Information For The 2021-2022 Schoolyear

Preschool registration for the 2021-2022 school year will be available online or in-person at the Alcott Center beginning at 8:30 am on Tuesday, April 6 for residents, and Tuesday, April 13 for nonresidents.

After registering, you will need to present proof of birth for your child prior to August 10. A copy of your child’s birth certificate can be sent via email to diana@bgparks.org, or in-person, mailed, or left in the drop box at the Alcott Center.

Some policies and procedures regarding COVID-19 will be determined by the current CDC standards, as well as state and local guidelines. These could change at any given time throughout the school year.

 

Two Year Preschool

Super 2s

This transitional class will help children learn to play with others, develop appropriate cognitive skills and gradually separate from the parent.

  • For children 2 years old by September 1, 2021.
  • A $100 nonrefundable, nontransferable deposit is required with registration. The deposit is applied toward the total year fee.
  • Proof of the child's birth date and residency will be requested prior to enrollment.
  • This program is intended to be a transition class to help children separate from their parents. Parent/Caregiver attendance in class may need to be altered as determined by current Covid-19 protocol.
  • Cost is based on the actual number of days each class meets.

For more information or to observe a class, please contact Diana Clayson at 847.850.2111.

 

Pre-Threes

Pre-Threes

This is a unique preschool class for your child who misses the September 1st Three Year Preschool deadline and turns 3 between September 2 and February 1. A small class with 2 teachers will give your child more opportunities for hands on learning and individual attention. The Pre-Threes curriculum, perfect for this age child, will focus on learning through play, art, stories and songs. Your child will make friends and develop cognitive, fine and large motor skills. Our facility includes a bright and inviting classroom, as well as our large motor room and playground. Caring, professional teachers will provide your child with a safe and exciting educational environment.

  • Children may be in Pullups®.
  • A $100 nonrefundable, nontransferable deposit is required with registration. The deposit is applied toward the total year fee.
  • Proof of the child's birth date and residency will be requested prior to enrollment.
  • To minimize exposure, there will not be parent helpers or visitors in the classroom at this time.
  • Cost is based on the actual number of days each class meets.

For schedule information, click on the Current Preschool Program Offerings button at the top of this page.

For more information or to observe a class, please contact Diana Clayson at 847.850.2111.

 

Three Year Old Preschool

Three Year Old Preschool

The Three Year Old Preschool focuses on your child’s lifelong learning skills through hands on readiness activities in math, science, pre-reading and prewriting. We support the early childhood philosophy that children learn best through purposeful play where they can develop self-esteem, make friends, and gain cognitive and motor skills. Our program develops early literacy skills by introducing the beginning concepts of Jolly Phonics and Handwriting Without Tears®. Our facilities include bright and inviting classrooms, plus our large motor room and outdoor playgrounds. Our caring, professional teachers will provide your child with a safe and exciting educational environment.

  • Child must be 3 years old by September 1, 2021.
  • Children may be in Pullups® until January.
  • A $100 nonrefundable, nontransferable deposit is required with registration. The deposit is applied toward the total year fee.
  • Proof of the child's birth date and residency will be requested prior to enrollment.
  • To minimize exposure, there will not be parent helpers or visitors in the classroom at this time.
  • Cost is based on the actual number of days each class meets.

For schedule information, click on the Current Preschool Program Offerings button at the top of this page.

For more information or to observe a class, please contact Diana Clayson at 847.850.2111.

 

Four Year Old Preschool

Four Year Old Preschool

Our Four Year Old Preschool program provides a quality preschool experience that will enrich the social, emotional and intellectual growth of your four year old. Our goal is to have your child learn at their own pace through a variety of exciting experiences, focusing on pre-reading, writing and math skills. Our program develops early literacy skills through the use of Jolly Phonics and Handwriting Without Tears®. Having 2 teachers per classroom and a smaller class size allows for a more individualized approach, as we concentrate on key kindergarten readiness skills. Children have the option of staying until 11:30 am or bringing a nut-free lunch and staying until 1 pm.

  • Child must be 4 years old by September 1, 2021 and toilet trained to attend.
  • A $100 nonrefundable, nontransferable fee is required at registration. The deposit is applied toward the total year fee.
  • Proof of the child's birth date and residency will be requested prior to enrollment.
  • Children staying until 12 pm will have a light snack during class.
  • To minimize exposure, there will not be parent helpers or visitors in the classroom at this time.
  • Cost is based on the actual number of days each class meets.

 

Forms & Information

Illinois Health Examination Form

Medication Dispensing Authorization Form