Junior Kindergarten, Preschool & Tiny Tikes

Early Childhood Education Programs



Registration is open for our current school year! 

Registration for 2020-2021:


Pre-Registration begins Saturday, Jan 18
8 am: Current Students (Park District Residents and siblings)
10 am: Current Students (Non-Park District Residents and siblings)

*Pre-registration for 2020-2021 Preschool and Jr. Kindergarten programs will be
allowed for those currently enrolled in the Itasca Park District Tiny Tikes or Preschool classes. Current students will receive pre-registration information in class.
Open Registration begins Monday, Jan 27th after the Information Night
session at 6:30 pm (Park District Residents followed by Non-Residents)


Registration Requirements


  • Registration is only accepted in person during regular business hours at the Itasca Rec Center
  • First Payment (All Students)
  • Proof of Residency, i.e. Driver’s License or utility bill (Returning and New Students)
  • Copy of Birth Certificate (All New Students)
  • School Physical (Due by October 15 for Jr. Kindergarten students new to our program and all Preschool students)  
  • All of our Early Education Classes follow the Itasca School District #10 Calendar for holidays and weather related closings. Sign up for text or email alerts at itascaparkdistrict.com/notifyme. Select the Preschool Closing Alerts list. 
  • There is a $75 cancellation fee for withdrawing from Tiny Tikes, Preschool or Junior Kindergarten.
  • A late payment or insufficient funds notice will result in a $25 fee.


Check out our Summer JK, Preschool and Tiny Tikes Programs!

Follow this Link for more information.

       
       
       
       
Preschool Testimonials


  • "Itasca Park District's Preschool Program is incredibly beneficial to children's social development and keeps students on the path to kindergarten readiness"-Colleen Cline, Recreation Coordinator at NEDSRA
  • "The program Debbie has created is outstanding and in my opinion the best curriculum in the area. Kids are learning so much and are learning to love school." 4/25/2017
  • "The best thing about the program is the teachers! They are great with kids, very knowledgeable and approachable." 4/27/2016

Junior Kindergarten (3, 4, & 5 day options)


Our Junior Kindergarten program provides excellent groundwork for Kindergarten and
future learning. Using a theme-based curriculum, the class emphasizes alphabet
recognition, phonics, and numbers. These skills are acquired through a variety of games, art, music, stories, science and cooking activities, along with daily small group work. The optional fourth and fifth day options extend the curriculum in a smaller group setting in order to provide more individualized attention in preparation for full day Kindergarten programs. The fourth and fifth days of the program are held at the Nature Center, which provides many opportunities for outdoor learning activities.


Ages


4 to 5 years old (Children must turn 4 by September 1, 2018 and be toilet trained)


2019-2020 JK Schedule (3 Day Option)


DAY DATE  TIME CODE
Mon, Wed, Fri Sep 9-May 20* 8:45 - 11:45 am 510103-01
 Mon, Wed, Fri Sep 9-May 20* 12:15-3:15 pm 510103-02

2020-2021 JK Schedule (3 Day Option)


DAY   DATE  TIME CODE 
 Mon Wed, Fri  Sep 9-May 19  8:45-11:45 am 610103-01 
 Mon, Wed, Fri Sep 9-May 19   12:15-3:15 pm 610103-02

Teachers
  • Debbie Maginity
  • Enza Levar
  • Giulia Bucaro
LOCATION: Itasca Rec Center  MIN/MAX: 12/18

JK 4 and 5 Day Options 2019-2020


(Add Tuesday, Thursday, or both to one of the above sections)

Combine our Enrichment Program with our Junior Kindergarten class to help make the
transition to full-day five day Kindergarten a little easier next year. This class has been
developed for students who are ready for more time in school or for those who would
benefit from individualized attention in a small class setting. The Enrichment Program
will enhance the curriculum being taught in the Itasca Park District MWF classes.
Students will be able to use the outdoor facilities at the Nature Center to extend what
has been learned in the classroom. Mail-in and Online registration is not available.
Registration will be accepted during regular business hours at the Itasca Recreation
Center. (CC)



 *Payment Plan available for 5 Day Option, see chart below
LOCATION: Nature Center
TEACHERS: Wendy Hartnett and Enza Levar         MIN/MAX: 8/10

2019-2020 JK Schedule 


 DAY DATE  TIME   CODE
Tue  Sep 10-May 19* 8:45-11:45 am 511403-01
 Thu Sep 12-May 21*  8:45-11:45 am  511403-02 
 Tue/Thu Sep 10-May 21*  8:45-11:45 am   511404-01
Tue/Thu   Sep 10-May 21* 12:15-3:15 pm   511404-02
 Tue Sep 12-May 19 12:!5-3:15 pm 511403-03
Thu Sep 12-May 21 12:15-3:15 pm 511403-04

2020-2021 Schedule JK Schedule


DAY  DATE   TIME CODE 
Tue  Sep 8-May 18  8:45-11:45 am 611403-01 
 Thu Sep 10-May 20  8:45-11:45 am  611403-02
 Tue/Thu  Sep 8-May 20 8:45-11:45 am  611404-01 
 Tue/Thu Sep 8-May 20 12:15-3:15 pm 611404-02


TEACHERS: Wendy Hartnett and Enza Levar


Preschool Class


Our Preschool program offers your child an introduction to structured learning and socialization using educational games, art, music, and stories along with unstructured play in a theme-based curriculum. The class emphasizes color, shape, and number recognition, along with cooperation and social skills.

Age: 3 years by Sept. 1, 2018


2019-2020 Preschool Schedule (2 Day Option)
 DAY DATE  TIME   CODE
 Tue & Thu  Sep 10-May 21* 9-11:30 am 510100-01
Tue & Thu Sep 10-May 21* 9-11:30 am 510100-02
Tue & Thu Sep 10-May 21* 12:15-2:45 pm 510100-03 

2020-2021 Preschool Schedule (2 Day Option)
DAY  DATE   TIME  CODE
Tue, Thu  Sep 8-May 20 9-11:30 am 610100-01
Tue, Thu Sep 8-May 20  9-11:30 am 610100-02
Tue, Thu Sep 8-May 20 12:15-2:45 pm 610100-03

INSTRUCTORS: Debbie Maginity, Adrianne Poulakidas, Jodi Ridge, Francesca Lesny

2019-2020 3 Day Options 

(Add a Monday, Wednesday or Friday class to one of the above sections)

This class has been developed for students who are ready for an additional day of learning or for those who would benefit from more individualized attention in a small class setting. This program will enhance the curriculum being taught in the Itasca Park District T/TH classes. Students will be able to use the outdoor facilities at the Nature Center to extend what has been learned in the classroom. Mail-in and online registration are not available. Registration will be accepted during
regular business hours at the Itasca Recreation Center. (CC)


Preschool (3 Day Option) 2019-2020
 DAY DATE  TIME   CODE
 Mon Sep 9-May 18* 9-11:30 am 511400-01
Wed Sep 11-May 20 9-11:30 am 511400-02
 Fri Sep 13-May 22 9-11:30 am 511400-03

Preschool (3 Day Option) 2020-2021
DAY DATE  TIME  CODE
Mon  Sep 14-May 17 9-11:30 am 611400-01
Wed Sep 9-May 19 9-11:30 am 611400-02
Fri Sep 11-May 21 9-11:30 am 611400-03

MIN/MAX: 8/10


Preschool Teachers


  • Adrianne Poulakidas
  • Francesca Lesny


2019-2020 Tiny Tikes Schedule 

This transitional class is designed for children ages 24-36 months who will be attending class alone for the first time. Students will participate in circle time activities, stories, creative art, free play, snack, and more! Payment plans are available.

1 Day Option 2019-2020 (Age 24 months by Jan 1, 2020)
 DAY DATE  TIME  CODE 
 Fri Sep 13-May 22* 9-11 am 510101-02
 *Fri Jan 10-May 22* 11:30 am-1:30 pm 510101-04

 1 Day Option 2020-2021 (Age 24 months by Jan 1, 2021)
DAY  DATE  TIME  CODE 
Fri  Sep 11-May 21 9-11 am 610101-02
*Fri Jan 8-May 21 11:30 am-1:30 pm 610101-04

2 Day Option 2019-2020
DAY   DATE  TIME  CODE
Mon, Wed  Sep 9-May 20 9-11 am 510101-01
Mon, Wed Sep 9-May 20 11:30 am-1:30 pm 510101-03

2 Day Option 2020-2021
DAY   DATE  TIME  CODE
Mon, Wed  Sep 9-May 19 9-11 am 610101-01
Mon, Wed Sep 9-May 19 11:30 am-1:30 pm 610101-03

3 Day Option: Add a Friday class to the Mon/Wed Option

*AGE: 24 months by Jan. 1, 2019 for Friday 11:30 am class which begins in January

 
Teachers
  • Wendy Hartnett
  • Jodi Ridge
  • Kathy Campbell

Location


Kaleidoscope Room
For more information:
Contact Chris at 630-773-2257 or email. We look forward to working with your child and watching them learn and grow!
12:15 - 3:15 p.m.
12:15 - 3:15 p.m.

2019-2020 Payment Info: First payment is due at registration

    Due at Reg
Res/Non-res
Plan 1
(due Aug 10)
Plan 2
(8 installments)
Total Plan 1 Total Plan 2
Tiny Tikes
(2 day M,W) 
$133/$146 $909/$1013 $133/$146 $1042/$1159 $1197/$1314
Tiny Tikes (3rd Day F 9am) $83/$90 $516/$570 $83/$90 $599/$660 $747/$810
Tiny Tikes (1 day F 11:30 Jan) $117/$126 $287/$314 $117/$126 $404/$440 $468/$504 (3 pmts)
Preschool (2 day T/TH* $146/$158 $1020/$1111 $146/$158 $1166/$1269 $1314/$1422
Preschool (3rd day M**) $69/$73 $412/$443 $69/$73 $481/$516 $621/$657
Preschool (3rd day W or F**) $79/$83 $487/$524 $79/$83 $566/$607 $711/$747
Jr. Kindergarten (3 day MWF*) $166/$181 $1180/$1294 $166/$181 $1346/$1475 $1494/$1629
Jr. Kindergarten (4th day T or TH** $85/$96 $539/$624 $85/$96 $624/$720 $765/$864
Jr Kindergarten (5th day T/TH**) $126/$142 $898/$1028 $126/$142 $1024/$1170 $1116/$1278

*There is a $75 cancellation fee for withdrawing from this class any time after you register.

**There is a $25 cancellation fee for withdrawing from this class any time after you register.

A late payment or insufficient funds notice will result in a $25 fee.

2020-2021 Payment Info

  Due at Reg: Res/Non-Res Plan 1 due Aug 10 Plan 2
8 Installments
Total
Plan 1
Total 
Plan 2
Tiny Tikes (2 day M/W*) $145/$158 $972/$1094 $145/$158 $1117/$1252 $1305/$1422
Tiny Tikes F 3rd day 9 am* $90/$97 $562/$616 $90/$97 $652/$713 $810/$873
Tiny Tikes 1 day F 11:30 am Jan start* $128/$137 $312/$339 $128/$137 $440/$476 $512/$548 (3 pmts)
Preschool 2 day T/TH* $159/$171 $1111/$1202 $159/$171 $1270/$1373 $1431/$1539
Preschool 3rd day M** $75/$79 $449/$480 $75/$79 $524/$559 $675/$711
Preschool 3rd day W or F** $86/$90 $530/$567 $86/$90 $616/$657 $774/$810
Jr Kindergarten 3 day MWF* $180/$195 $1287/$1401 $180/$195 $1467/$1596 $1620/$1755
Jr Kindergarten 4th day T or TH** $93/$104 $587/$672 $93/$104 $680/$776 $837/$936
Jr Kindergarten 5th day T/TH** $135/$152 $981/$1110 $135/$152 $1116/$1262 $1215/$1368