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Sunday, May 26, 2024

Registration now open for Park District preschool


Select openings available in Sunny Days and Toadstools & Pollywogs preschools

The Naperville Park District’s two preschool programs, Sunny Days and Toadstools & Pollywogs, are accepting registrations for the fall 2012 – spring 2013 school year.  Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis for any open spots.

Sunny Days is a play-based program and Toadstools and Pollywogs emphasizes outdoor activities and nature-based learning. As one of the state’s first nature-based preschool programs, Toadstools & Pollywogs received the Illinois Parks and Recreation Association’s award for Outstanding Program in 2011.

Both preschool programs follow state curriculum guidelines to ensure each class focuses on key kindergarten readiness skills. The hands-on program teaches math, science and pre-literacy skills, in a fun, hands-on approach.  In 2012, iPads were introduced into the four-year-old classrooms. The iPad is a developmentally appropriate technology that brings the hands-on learning philosophy of the program to a different level through the use of apps, interactive story books and on-the-spot investigation.

Interested parents may visit www.napervilleparks.org and click on Programs/Early Childhood to view available openings and class times for either preschool program. To complete the registration process, parents may hand deliver or mail a paper registration form and deposit to the Park District Administration Building, 320 W. Jackson Ave. Forms also may be dropped off at the South Maintenance Facility at 3415 Book Rd. between the hours of 12 and 2PM Monday through Friday.

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Naperville Park District
Naperville Park Districthttp://www.napervilleparks.org/
Created in 1966, the Naperville Park District is an independent, municipal agency serving the recreation needs of its residents. An Illinois Distinguished Agency since 1994, the District is one of only 1% of park districts across the country to be nationally accredited through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). The Naperville Park District’s mission is to provide recreation and park experiences that promote healthy lives, healthy minds and a healthy community. The District maintains and operates more than 2,400 acres with 137 parks and provides more than 1,500 recreational, arts and environmental programs and special events annually. Included within the District’s operations are two championship golf courses, a multitude of playgrounds, trails, athletic courts and sports fields, Fort Hill Activity Center, Knoch Knolls Nature Center, two inline skating and skateboarding facilities, the Millennium Carillon, a paddle boat quarry, historic Centennial Beach, and the beautiful Riverwalk.