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Registration starts:

  • Current Families 1/6/20

  • New Families 2/3/20 at 7:00am

The Preschool follows the District 220 calendar, Sept. 8 – May 13.

About Us

For over 30 years, the Barrington Park District Preschool has been built on the understanding that your children’s happiness and growth are very important. We believe children learn best in an environment rich in experiences that focus on language development, academic centers, social/emotional development, artistic expression and fine/gross motor development.

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. We share your desire to provide the best possible start for your child. We follow the Illinois Early Learning Standards and the State of Illinois DCFS guidelines.

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Preschool Registration Information

• Registration begins on January 6, 2020 for current preschool participants and in February 3, 2020 for new students.
Open enrollment will be available throughout the year as space permits. Please call for availability.

• Registration packets available on our website (please see “Downloads” box).
When submitting your registration please complete the BPD Preschool EFT Registration Form.

• A $50 Non-Refundable Registration Fee per child is due upon registration for all classes except “Off 2 Preschool”.

• Fees listed on classes, will be charged monthly via EFT on the 10th of the month starting September 2020 thru May 2021 (9 equal payments).


Preschool Staff

Preschool Supervisor: Dawn Johnson.
2’s: Patty DiMonte & Jennifer Denning
3’s/4’s: Patty Modica & Kim Rees
Pre-K: Tammy Wenzel & Jodi Paz



Off 2 Preschool (must be 2 by first day of class)

Off 2 Preschool is a great way to introduce your child to a preschool setting. This class is for the toddler who is ready to start exploring on their own. One of the most important aspects of early development is becoming comfortable with separation, encouraging independence and fostering communication skills. Classes will follow a weekly theme and include circle time with songs, a story, snack time, socialization and playtime. Fine and gross motor skills will be enhanced through games and crafts. Parents/caregivers are asked to be available until children build trust with their new teachers. Children must be potty trained, or a parent/caregiver must be available for bathroom assistance. Class will meet Wednesday mornings for one hour and fifteen minutes.

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Explorer’s Enrichment Series (Ages 3 – 5 years)

Come join us for a workshop that is filled with fun, excitement and lots of enrichment! This mini-serieswill help your preschooler develop socially and emotionally, grow their fine and gross motor skills andwill address all developmental domains important to your child’s growth and development. Students willhave an exciting new theme each Friday filled with an assortment of academic centers, crafts, S.T.E.M.experiments, movement and music. Some themes will include: cooking, science lab, jungle, oceans,dinosaurs, Legos, volcanos, holidays and much more! MUST BE POTTY TRAINED. Need a longer day after class is over? Sign-up or “drop-in” for Lunch Bunch or Extended Day for those days that you need additional care (additional fees apply). (Min/Max: 8/16). Instructors: Tammy Wenzel and Jodi Paz.

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Three’s Classroom (must be 3 by September 30, 2020)

The emphasis in this class is providing children with a wide variety of learning experiences in various domains. Our curriculum includes hands-on experiences that incorporate the interests of the children. Every day is structured to give each child many opportunities to learn with art projects, cooking, science experiments, music, poems, finger plays, as well as physical play. Daily circle time gives children opportunities to sing, share, and explore readiness through structured activities. Must be potty trained. NO PULL UPS. The Preschool follows the District 220 calendar, Sept. 3 – May 19. Classes start the Tuesday FOLLOWING Labor Day.



Four’s Classroom (must be 4 by Oct. 30, 2020 or by approval)

Your little one is getting smarter by the day! The Park District is keenly aware this year is full of crucial cognitive milestones that are preparing them for kindergarten. They are starting to get the hang of numbers, patterns, time and even starting to read. They are expanding critical thinking skills, such as identifying, classifying, comparing, contrasting, sequencing, predicting and problem solving. Advances in hand-eye coordination help four-year-olds do puzzles and play with toys that have small parts. This program includes readiness in reading (Jolly Phonics Program), literature, writing, science, technology, social science, art and music. It’s a critical development year and we ensure they make observable progress in all areas. The Preschool follows the District 220 calendar, Sept. 4 – May 15. Classes start the Wednesday FOLLOWING Labor Day.


Pre-K Classroom

This class is perfect for children who miss the September 1 age requirement for kindergarten and/or who will be attending Kindergarten in the 2019 – 2020 school year and are ready for a four or five day program. The Pre-K curriculum has been developed to meet the specific skills needed to prepare a child for kindergarten. This program includes readiness in reading (the Jolly Phonics program is used), literature, writing, math, science, social science, art, music, gross and fine motor skills, and social/emotional readiness. One of our main goals is to foster children’s creativity, originality and imagination. The classroom is a playful and creative environment where children can use their literacy, cognitive and mathematical skills throughout their daily activities. The Preschool follows the District 220 calendar, Sept. 3 – May 20. Classes start the Tuesday FOLLOWING Labor Day.


Extended Day Program (Sept. – May)

The extended preschool day begins with Lunch Bunch at the preschool (children are required to bring their own lunch; our preschool  is a peanut and tree nut-free zone). After Lunch Bunch, children in the program will enjoy structured playtime, enrichment activities and gross motor skill time with their friends. This program follows the Barrington Park District Preschool calendar. This program can be a drop-in, daily or monthly option. Daily options are listed above. For monthly discounted options, see fees listed under classroom descriptions.


Drop-in programs to extend your child’s day.

Perfect for parents who sporadically need care! NO REGISTRATION required! Drop-in as you need to!


Drop-In Lunch Bunch Program (Sept. – May) End of Class – 12:30pm

Lunch Bunch offers an extra hour for lunch and socialization to children enrolled in the Preschool. The Preschool is a peanut and tree nut-free zone, and children are required to bring their own lunch.


Drop-In Extended Day (Sept. – May) End of Class – 2:00pm

Extend the preschool day! Includes Lunch Bunch. Enjoy extra time with friends and benefit from the additional amenities the Park District has to offer.