Registration for 2024 – 2025 begins:

  • Current Families 1/9/24 at 9:00am

  • New Families 2/1/24 at 9:00am

2024 – 2025 School Year Registration and Information

About Us

For over three decades, the BPD Preschool has been built on the understanding that your child’s happiness and growth are very important. We offer a play-based program with an emphasis on social, emotional, cognitive, physical and language development. Teachers encourage curiosity and strive to develop a love for learning. Each preschool day has a balanced schedule designed to address all developmental domains important to your child’s growth and development. We encourage children to socialize, interact cooperatively and gain independence so they can reach their full potential. With the support of amazing Park District facilities, parks and amenities, there is so much for your child to explore!


The preschool program includes both group and individual activities throughout the day that are play- based. Meaningful play encourages curiosity, discovery and problem solving. In our classrooms, you will find busy, happy children engaged in math, art, science, language, literacy, dramatic play, music and motor activities. Our school uses the Jolly Phonics© program (also used by School District 220) with all classes to help children learn letter sounds. We follow the Illinois Early Learning Standards and the State of Illinois DCFS guidelines. We offer 3 classrooms, a large motor room, gym and a fenced-in playground dedicated to the preschool program. Our rooms remain securely locked during school hours. Each classroom has a bathroom with a child-size toilet and sink.


There are two teachers in each classroom with a maximum of sixteen to twenty children based on the class (less for the Mini’s class). Teachers work as a team. Every preschool teacher is professionally qualified and dedicated to the education and development of each child enrolled in the program. Teachers keep current in teaching methods through training and attendance at educational seminars throughout the year.


Parents/caregivers of prospective students are welcome to make an appointment for a tour of the preschool and observe our classes. Preschool tours are available Monday – Friday. Please request your tour at least 48 hours ahead of time.

Schedule a Preschool Tour

Meet & Greet

Come meet your preschool teachers and become familiar with your classroom before the  school year starts! Additional details will be emailed to registered families closer to the start of the school year.


Now Offering Northwest Nature Preschool by Oak Leaf Cooperative School!

Education comes alive in the great outdoors! The Northwest Nature Preschool will be located at Citizens Park with daily hikes in the Cuba Marsh Forest Preserve. Facilitated by a certified preschool teacher in partnership with the Barrington Park District, this cooperative preschool provides a developmentally appropriate, Reggio Emilia-inspired early childhood education that promotes respect for people and nature through outdoor learning. The program offers an all-outdoor preschool experience that fosters curiosity, compassion, empathy, cultural awareness, creative problem solving and environmental responsibility in young children. Our goal is to instill respect for people, plants, and animals at an early age, setting the foundation for children to become responsible citizens and environmental stewards. As part of our cooperative, parents are welcomed but not obligated to join our parent-teacher advisory committee or volunteer with the class. Visit the link below for more information!

Northwest Nature Preschool Information and Registration