Junior Kindergarten, Preschool & Tiny Tikes

Early Childhood Education Programs



Registration is open for our current school year online! 


Registration Requirements

  • 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)   
  • 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.

Preschool Testimonial


  • "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

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, 2020 and be toilet trained)

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
LOCATION: Itasca Rec Center  MIN/MAX: 12/18

JK 4 and 5 Day Options 


(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       MIN/MAX: 8/10


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, 2020


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
(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) 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


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 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 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, 2020 for Friday 11:30 am class which begins in January

 
Teachers
  • Wendy Hartnett

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.

*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