Dundee Twp. Park District preschools to host open houses Jan. 22-24

 
Submitted by Dundee Township Park District
Updated 1/16/2019 7:31 PM
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  • The Dundee Township Park District will host open houses at the three preschool locations between Jan. 22-24.

    The Dundee Township Park District will host open houses at the three preschool locations between Jan. 22-24. Daily Herald File Photo

Stop by one of the open houses for the Dundee Township Park District Preschools to learn more about the program.

An open house for the at the Washington Street Center, 21 N. Washington St., will be 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22.

The Rakow Center Preschool Room, 665 Barrington Ave. in Carpentersville, will host its open house from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23.

Stop by the Sleepy Hollow Preschool, 875 Winmoor Drive, for its open house from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24.

Registration for the 2019-20 school year begins Saturday, Feb. 2, for residents, from 9 a.m. to noon at Randall Oaks Recreation Center, 500 N. Randall Road in West Dundee.

Registration for nonresidents will begin Monday, Feb. 25.

For more information on the program, visit www.dtpd.org/preschool/ or call Janet at (847) 428-7131, ext. 2301.

The preschool program offers a wide variety of opportunities for children between the ages of almost 3 to 5 years old. Children must be toilet trained for all classes. No pullups, please.

Class times, locations and ages vary in order to meet the needs of the community.

Children are actively involved in learning activities that are designed to meet and nurture their growth in all areas of development. Teachers are able to work one-on-one and in small groups with your child, which will ensure a program that is tailored to your own child's development.

Large group activities also take place to help develop strong social interaction. The open classroom includes learning centers such as science, math, housekeeping, blocks, art, writing, small and large motor areas.

Each area offers ample learning opportunities as children can explore on their own or with a group of friends. Children enrolled in the pre-K programs prepare for kindergarten and are introduced to the Jolly Phonics reading program which is utilized by Community Unit District 300 Kindergarten classes. Younger children are introduced to many activities which encourage strong social and academic learning.

The Almost 3 program (2022 kindergarten start) is offered 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Washington Street Preschool.

The Preschool 3 program (2021 kindergarten start) is offered from 9 to 11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Washington Street Preschool; 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Randall Oaks Preschool; and 8:45 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Rakow Center.

The Mixed Preschool 3- to 5-year-old program is offered from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Randall Oaks Preschool; and 8:45 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Sleepy Hollow Preschool (with optional extended learning time from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.) or 8:15 to 10:45 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (with optional extended learning time from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.)

The Prekindergarten Preschool (ages 4-5) program (with a 2020 kindergarten start) is offered from 8:45 to 11:15 a.m. or 11:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Randall Oaks Preschool; 8:45 to 11:15 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Rakow Preschool; or 8:45 to 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays to Thursdays at the Washington Street Preschool (with optional extended learning time from 11:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.)

The monthly fees for the preschool program for 2019-2020 are:

• Two days a week: $117 for residents or $147 for nonresidents;

• Two days a week with extended learning time: $166 for residents or $226 for nonresidents;

• Three days a week: $183 for residents or $213 for nonresidents;

• Three days a week with extended learning time (mixed preschool): $256 for residents or $316 for nonresidents;

• Three days a week with extended learning time (prekindergarten): $383 for residents or $443 for nonresidents.

A $40 registration fee will be due with first payment. Siblings receive a 10-percent discount on fees.

To schedule a visit, call Janet at (847) 428-7131, ext. 2301.

Registration forms will be available starting Monday, Jan. 28.

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