Junior Kindergarten, Preschool & Tiny Tikes

Preschool Programs

2018-2019

 

Registration is open.


2019-2020 Information Night for Prospective Students


Monday, Jan 28, 2019 6:30 pm
Come visit our classrooms and meet the teachers of Itasca Park District’s Early Education classes as they present an overview of our three-year program. Teachers will discuss 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, 2019.

Pre-Registration begins Saturday, January 19
at the Itasca Rec Center
• 8 am: returning Park District Residents and siblings
• 10 am: returning non-residents and siblings

■ Pre-registration for 2019-2020 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 Monday, Jan 28th after the Information Night session at 6:30pm (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 Preschool Programs 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)

DAY DATE TIME CODE 
 
2018-2019 JK Schedule (3 Day Option) 
Mon / Wed / Fri September 5, 2018 - May 15, 2019 8:45 - 11:45 a.m.  610103-01
Mon / Wed / Fri September 5, 2018 - May 15, 2019  12:15 - 3:15 p.m.  610103-02

2019-2020 JK Schedule (3 Day Option)


DAY DATE  TIME CODE
Mon, Wed, Fri Sep 4-May 13 8:45 - 11:45 am 510103-01
 Mon, Wed, Fri Sep 4-May 13 12:15-3:15 pm 510103-02

Teachers


  • Debbie Maginity
  • Tracy Gonzalez
  • Ciara Risicato
LOCATION: Itasca Rec Center

JK 4 and 5 Day Options 2018-2019


(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)



2018-2019 Schedule

DAY DATE TIME CODE 
 
Tue September 4, 2018 - May 15, 2019    8:45 - 11:45 a.m.  611403-01
Thu September 6, 2018 - May 16, 2019 8:45 - 11-45 a.m.  611403-02
Tue/Thu  September 4, 2018 - May 16, 2019     8:45 - 11:45 a.m.
 611404-01  

*Payment Plan available for 5 Day Option, see chart below
LOCATION: Nature Center
TEACHERS: Ms. Wendy and Ms. Enza        MIN/MAX: 6/10

2019-2020 Schedule


 DAY DATE  TIME   CODE
Tue  Sep 3-May 12 8:45-11:45 am 511403-01
 Thu Sep 5-May 14  8:45-11:45 am  511403-02 
 Tue/Thu Sep 3-May 14  8:45-11:45 am   511404-01
Tue/Thu   Sep 3-May 14 12:15-3:15 pm   511404-02
TEACHERS: Ms. Wendy and Ms. Ciara


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

2018-2019 Preschool Schedule (2 Day Option)


DAY DATE TIME  CODE
Tue & Thu Sept 4, 2018 - May 16, 2019 9 - 11:30 AM  610100-01
Tue & Thu
Sept 4, 2018 - May 16, 2019 9 - 11:30 AM  610100-02
 
2019-2020 Preschool Schedule (2 Day Option)
 DAY DATE  TIME   CODE
 Tue & Thu  Sep 3-May 14 9-11:30 am 510100-01
Tue & Thu Sep 3-May 14 9-11:30 am 510100-02
Tue & Thu Sep 3-May 14 12:15-2:45 pm 510100-03
INSTRUCTOR: Debbie Maginity, Maureen Kuhn, Tracy Gonzalez, Francesca Lesny

2018-2019 Preschool 3 Day Options
(Add a Monday or Wednesday 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)


DAY DATE TIME  CODE
Mon Sept 10, 2018 - May 13, 2019 9 - 11:30 a.m.  611400-01
Wed
Sept 5, 2018 - May 15, 2019 9 - 11:30 a.m.  611400-02

2019-2020 3 Day Options
 DAY DATE  TIME   CODE
 Mon Sep 9-May 11 9-11:30 am 511400-01
Wed Sep 4-May 13 9-11:30 am 511400-02
 Fri Sep 6-May 15 9-11:30 am 511400-03

MIN/MAX: 8/10


 
2019-2020 3 Day Options
Preschool Teachers


  • Debbie Maginity
  • Maureen Kuhn
  • Tracy Gonzalez
  • Francesca Lesny

Tiny Tikes 2018-2019


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.



Age: 24 to 36 months *must be 24 months by Sept 1, 2018



2018-2019 Tiny Tikes Schedule

DAY DATE TIME  CODE  
Mon & Wed Sept 5, 2018 - May 15, 2019 9 - 11 a.m.  610101-01
Fri Sept 7, 2018 - May 17, 2019 9 - 11 a.m.  610101-02  
Mon & Wed Sept 5, 2018 - May 15, 2019 
11:30 am - 1:30 p.m.  610101-03
*Fri Jan 11, 2018-May 17, 2019 11:30 am-1:30 pm 610101-04  

2019-2020 Tiny Tikes Schedule
1 Day Option (Age 24 months by Jan 1, 2020)
 DAY DATE  TIME  CODE 
 Fri Sep 6-May 15 9-11 am 510101-02
 *Fri Jan 10-May 15 11:30 am-1:30 pm 510101-04

2 Day Option
DAY   DATE  TIME  CODE
Mon, Wed  Sep 4-May 13 9-11am 510101-01
Mon, Wed Sep 4-May 13 11:30 am-1:30 pm 510101-03

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

*AGE: 24 months by Jan. 1, 2019 for Friday 11:30am class which begins in January
This transitional class is designed for children 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!
 
Teachers
  • Wendy Hartnett
  • Jeanine Colella 
  • Enza Levar

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.

2018-2019 Choose from 2 Payment Plans


Your first payment is due at registration. Then choose from two Payment
Plan Options for the remaining balance.
Plan 1: Remaining tuition is due in one payment by August 10th.
Plan 2: Eight Electronic Fund Transfers from your account on the 10th or next business day of Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, and Mar.


Due at Registration
Res/Non-res
Plan 1Plan 2
Tiny Tikes (2 Day M/W*)$131/$144$906/$1010$131/$144
Tiny Tikes (F 9:00*)$81/$88$513/$567$81/$88
Tiny Tikes (F 11:30 Jan start*)$115/$124$284/$311$115/$124 (3 payments)
Preschool (2 day T/Th*)$144/$156$1017/$1108$144/$156
Preschool (3rd day M**)$67/$71$409/$440$67/$71
Preschool (3rd day W or F**)$77/$81$484/$521$77/$81
Jr. Kindergarden (3 day MWF*)$164/$179$1177/$1291$164/$179
Jr. Kind. (4th day T or Th**)$83/$94$536/$621$83/$94
Jr. Kind. (5th day T/Th**)$124/$140$895/$1025$124/$140


*There is a $75 cancellation fee for withdrawing from this class.
**There is a $25 cancellation fee for withdrawing from this class.

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

    Due at Reg
Res/Non-res
Plan 1 Plan 2 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 $