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.