Learn about park district preschool

Parents are invited to learn more about the Naperville Park District’s preschool programs from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Seager Park Interpretive Center, 1163 Plank Road.

Preschool staff will be on hand to answer questions about the district’s three preschool programs. Sunny Days Preschool is a traditional, play-based program; Toadstools and Pollywogs emphasizes outdoor activities and nature-based learning; and new in 2014-15 is Little da Vinci Preschool, which will focus on creativity and the arts.

“We are excited to offer Little da Vinci Preschool for the first time this fall,” said Sara Cass, early childhood program manager. “Our newly outfitted art studio and dance rooms will provide the environment for creative learning for the children. They will experience traditional preschool activities and curriculum, but with the opportunity to express their ideas through art and movement.”

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 and has grown in enrollment each year. This program will be based both at the Seager Park Interpretive Center and at the Knoch Knolls Nature Center, which is scheduled to open in fall.

Parents do not need to register for preschool information night.

Registration forms for new resident participants for the 2014-2015 preschool programs may be dropped off at the Park District administration building at 320 W. Jackson Ave., the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center at 305 W. Jackson Ave. or the 95th Street Center at 2244 W. 95th St. from Jan. 6 through 17. Forms will be processed beginning Jan. 20 in the order in which they were submitted.

Children already enrolled in the 2013-2014 preschool programs will receive priority registration for the 2014-2015 year. Nonresident registration begins Jan. 27 for any open spots.

For more information about the Naperville Park District’s preschool programs, visit www.napervilleparks.org or call 630-848-5000.