For children who miss the Early Learning Station's
age cut-off, not potty trained, etc.
don't forget to check out our
All By Myself
Welcome to the Bourbonnais Township Park District Preschool. We are thrilled that you have chosen us to become part of your child’s education and developmental process. It is our intention to provide your child with a safe and stimulating environment that will help him/her develop to their fullest potential. Our focus is to accept each child as an individual and to consider all areas of their growth: physical, emotional, social, and intellectual.
Our Philosophy of Learning
Play is regarded by early childhood specialists as the extraordinary educational process by which preschool children become introduced to a world filled with new and exciting discoveries. The preschool staff believes that “Growing through Play” describes our strategy in meeting the needs of young children. Based on the theory that children learn through play, classroom routines encourage active involvement with materials and reinforcement through repetition. Children are challenged, with new materials being presented weekly. Classroom schedules are designed to balance structure and free choice as well as active and quiet times. Children explore centers and are encouraged to use skills as they become developmentally ready. Encouraging children to express themselves freely, to communicate with others, and to follow their natural instincts of discovery are all goals of the BTPD preschool programs. The Bourbonnais Township Park District staff is committed to a philosophy of “learning through play”.
Proof of residency, a birth certificate
and a non-refundable $35 registration fee is required at the time of
registration if registered before Septemeber 12. After Sepetmeber 12, registration fee is $50. Completed background forms, health form and immunizations required for DPT,
Polio, TB, MMR (must be completed by a physician) due by the 1st day
of class. All participants must be 3 or 4 years old on or by September
1, 2012 for fall sessions. There will be no exceptions to age requirement. All children
entering the 3 and 4 year old program must be toilet independent. Please schedule a time to stop in to see the facility, classrooms, teachers, and to pick up information packets and information folder. Our preschool programs fill up fast so please call or stop in the check availability.
Our curriculum reflects Illinois State Standards for Early Learning. Our goal is to incorporate the Seven Domains of Learning within the curriculum and focus on the development of the whole child.
The Seven Domains of Learning
1. Personal and Social Development
2. Language Arts
5. Social Science
6. Fine Arts
7. Physical Development and Health
If you would like to learn more about our preschool programs, or
schedule an observation, please contact Lisa Milton at (815) 933-9905.