Junior Kindergarten, Preschool & Tiny Tikes
Early Childhood Education Programs
Registration is open for our current school year online!
- 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.
- "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.
4 to 5 years old (Children must turn 4 by September 1, 2020 and be toilet trained)
2020-2021 JK Schedule (3 Day Option)
|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|
- Debbie Maginity
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
LOCATION: Nature Center
TEACHERS: Wendy Hartnett MIN/MAX: 8/10
2020-2021 Schedule JK Schedule
|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
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)
|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
|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|
- 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)
|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
|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
- Wendy Hartnett
Contact Chris at 630-773-2257 or email. We look forward to working with your child and watching them learn and grow!
*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.
|Due at Reg: Res/Non-Res||Plan 1 due Aug 10||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|