Preschool and Early Childhood


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.

Free developmental screenings are available throughout the school year to assess any child who may have delays in communication, motor skills, or pre-academic skills and to identify children who are eligible for our preschool program. Children are screened by a team of school professionals in seven areas of development: speech, language, gross motor (large muscle coordination), fine motor (eye-hand coordination), cognitive-verbal (conceptual development), social/emotional, and hearing & vision.

Screening is also available for children ages birth through 2 who are suspected of having a disability that interferes with development. This screening is different from preschool screening.

Interested parents should contact Student Services at or 630-795-6830 for additional information or to make an appointment.