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Preschool Overview


441 E. Jefferson Avenue
Hampshire, IL 60140

Phone: 847-683-0896

Preschool is a nine month (September through May) developmental program for children ages two years to the those who have not yet attended Kindergarten. Each classroom creates an environment for social interaction between peers and Staff, activity centers for exploration, a daily schedule, and age-appropriate academics. The Preschool Staff is DCFS approved, qualified, and experienced. Each classroom has a maximum based on the ages of the participants. An annual general registration is held in the spring, but registration is continuous throughout the year based on availability.

Little People Playtime uses the BRIGHTWHEEL platform. It is a touchless check-in; student health screening; parent messaging system accessed by an app on phones. A BRIGHTWHEEL invitation is sent to all registered participants in early August. Parents are asked to download the free app on a phone from Apple App Store or Google Play and follow the simple directions.

Little Learner Overview

Tiny Learners Class (ages two on or before September 1 of current year and early three years) Children should be interested in potty training and able to transition comfortably from parents to classroom.  While giving the children time to socialize; sing and listen during circle time; enjoy themed crafts, stories, and so much more.  This program is an all day program we encourage children to arrive no later than 9 am.

Rose, Pink, Coral, and Yellow Classes (ages three on or before September 1 of current year and early four years) and completely potty trained by October of the current year. Classes are 2 1⁄2 hours each session of three days or two days a week. The introduction of the alphabet, numbers, and colors launches into many creative hands-on and sometimes messy activities. The Yellow Class is an option for those you need day care as well.

Little Learner Fall 2023  Rose, Pink and Coral Classes
Little Learner Fall 2023 Yellow Class with Day Care

Pre-Kindergarten Overview

Pre-Kindergarten Class is a preparation for entrance to Kindergarten. These 4-year-old children (four years on or before September 1 of the current year) are guided into making good independent decisions while socializing and participating in hands-on activities. Each letter of the alphabet is explored for a week—printing the letter upper and lower case; show and tell that begins with the letter sound; simple homework page of the letter, and a variety of ways to sing, listen, and read about the letter of the week. Classes meet four days a week for 2 1⁄2 hours each meeting. Children are expected to take care of themselves while in the bathroom.

Pre-Kindergarten Fall 2023 Orange and Gold Classes
Pre-Kindergarten with Day Care Fall 2023 Blue Class

What do I Need to Register for Preschool?

  1. Non-refundable registration fee
  2. Birth certificate
  3. Current physical on approved DCFS form
  4. Completed registration form with signed waiver
  5. Emergency contact form completed
  6. Documented food allergy information if applicable. Documents can be found on the Park website or picked up at the 441 E Jefferson location.

For more information or availability email: OR phone 847-683-0896

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