Early Childhood Education Program 2024-2025

NEW Lunch N' Learn Program

Children can now extend their learning experience! The program begins with time for lunch and quiet time activities. The afternoon then continues with crafts, games, stories, and gym/outdoor time. There will be supervised transition to Lunch ‘N Learn for those coming from morning classes. Ideal for parents looking for uninterrupted time to work or play. (CC)

2024-2025 Information Night for Prospective Students

Monday, January 22, 2024 at 6:30pm

Come meet our teachers and visit the classrooms of the Itasca Park District Early Education Program. Teachers will present an overview of our three-year program including curriculum, program goals, and class routine, as well as answer any of your questions. Classes are offered for children who will be 2 or older by September 1, 2024.

*Pre-Registration begins Monday, January 15

8am: Current Students (Park District Residents and siblings)

10am: Current Students (Non-Park District Residents and siblings)

*Pre-registration for 2024-2025 Preschool and Jr. Kindergarten programs will be allowed for those currently enrolled in the Itasca Park District Tiny Tikes or Preschool Programs.

Current students will receive pre-registration information in class.

Open Registration begins Tuesday, Jan 23

Registration Requirements

  • Must have a household account set up at the Park District prior to on-line registration
  • Online registration available only if paying in full
  • First Payment (All Students)
  • Proof of Residency, i.e. Driver’s License or utility bill (All Students)
  • Copy of Birth Certificate (All Students)
  • School Physical (All Students due by October 15)

Registration is now available online or accepted in person during regular business hours at the Itasca Recreation Center.

Classes start the week of Labor Day and end mid-May

All of our Early Childhood Education classes follow the Itasca School District #10 calendar for holidays and weather related closings.

  • There is a $100 cancellation fee for withdrawing from Tiny Tikes,
  • Preschool or Junior Kindergarten, or Lunch ‘N Learn.
  • There is a $50 cancellation fee for withdrawing from the
  • Enrichment additional day options.
  • A late payment or insufficient funds notice will result in a $25 fee.
  • Call for openings in our current classes.