Preschool

  • Woodridge School District 68 offers a free preschool program for 3-5 year olds living in the school district. This program offers a play-based, developmentally appropriate curriculum and is supported by certified teachers, teaching assistants, and other specialists. Families must complete the preschool screening process in order to be considered for a classroom space, and students with the greatest risk are prioritized following guidelines from the Illinois State Board of Education.

     

    Here are answers to some common questions about our preschool program:

  • How much does the program cost?

  • Where are classes located?

  • Does my child have to be potty-trained to come to preschool?

  • What are the program days and hours?

  • Is there a waiting list?

  • Where can I find the 2021-22 calendar for preschool?

  • How can I get started?

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  • If you have additional questions, please contact the Student Services office at 630-795-6830 or studentservices@woodridge68.org.

     

    If your child is younger than age 3 and you have concerns about his or her development, please call us at 630-795-6830 to set up a developmental screening.  

Steps to Enroll

  • Is your young child ready for preschool? Following are the steps for enrolling your child in the Woodridge School District 68 Preschool for All Program.

    1. Your child must be three (3) years of age or approaching his/her 3rd birthday.
    2. Verify you live within Woodridge 68 attendance boundaries. Click here to enter your address in the interactive map.
    3. Complete this form to request a screening packet. You will receive a packet which includes a parent interview, screener specific to your child's age, and more information about the program.
    4. After receipt of the packet, our team of Early Childhood specialists will review all of the information you have provided. If there are concerns about your child's development, an additional follow-up screening or evaluation will be scheduled.  
    5. Upon completion of the screening, a student will be placed on the waiting list for the Woodridge 68 Preschool for All (PFA) Program. Priority for admittance into the Woodridge 68 PFA Program is given to students who have been identified as being at academic risk. At-risk children are those who, because of their home or community environment, are subject to language, cultural, economic, and like disadvantages.
    6. Once a spot becomes available, wait-listed students will receive an invitation to join the program.
    7. At this time, your child will be registered as a new student in the district. Registration will take place at the host school (where preschool is located), not the home school.

     

    Please note that the calendar for preschool is slightly different from the district calendar.