Current Families 1/10/22 at 9:00am
New Families 2/1/22 at 9:00am
The Preschool follows the District 220 calendar, September 6, 2022 – May 17, 2023.
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 eighteen children (less for the 2’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.
Meet & Greet
Come meet your preschool teachers and become familiar with your classroom before the school year starts. Specific information, including times will be emailed to all families currently registered.:
Mini’s: Morning of Thursday, 9/8/22
3’s: Morning of Thursday, 9/1/22
Pre-K (3 day): Morning of Wednesday, 8/31/22
Pre-K (4 day): Morning of Tuesday, 8/30/22
Explorer’s: Morning of Friday, 9/2/22