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Bartlett Park District Monitoring COVID-19 (Coronavirus) The Bartlett Park District has been monitoring the Coronavirus health concern. Based on the rapidly evolving situation and acting on Executive Order 2020-10 issued by the Governor of the State of Illinois all Bartlett Park District facilities, playgrounds, and athletic fields are closed and all programs are cancelled through Tuesday, April 7th. Bartlett Park District Preschool is also closed and follows the U-46 calendar. Listing of Special Event Cancellations. The impact of these closures and cancellations are being discussed and information will be communicated as it becomes available. Thank you for your patience. Information regarding memberships/rescheduling/refunds during our closure. 


Two preschoolers playing with toys in classroom

Preschool Programs


All preschool classes meet in our secure preschool wing located in the Bartlett Community Center. Classes are offered for 3, 4 and 5 year old children. We also offer a young 3’s class during the spring semester. Children must be toilet independent by the first day of class. The preschool staff is well trained in early childhood education and recreational trends.  We believe in the philosophy that children learn through play.  The curriculum includes developmental appropriate experiences in art, language, literature, math, science, athletics and health.


This class is designed for the preschooler who misses the traditional September 1st cutoff date. To be eligible for this session the student must turn 3 between September 2nd and January 1. This recreational class offers an introduction to all preschool experiences, focusing on socialization skills, developmental art projects, and play experiences including music and large motor.

Class Time

Tuesday & Thursday class time: 12noon-1:30pm


This recreational class is designed to offer a variety of preschool learning experiences. Children must be 3 years of age by September 1st and be toilet independent. This play based program focuses on socialization skills, fostering independence and following a directed path. The program stresses all areas of child development through play, literature, art, music, group activities, center work and outdoor/gym time.

Class Choices

Tuesday &Thursday class time choices: 9-10:55am, 9:15-11:10am
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday class time: 9:15-11:10am, 12:30-2:25pm

FOUR’S – 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

This recreational class is designed to offer a variety of learning experiences. Children must be 4 years of age by September 1st and toilet independent.  This play based program places an emphasis on important learning and social skills to prepare the student for later school success. These include listening and readiness skills, social skills, gross and fine motor skills and introductory math and science skills. Children will learn through play experiences, music, alphabet projects, group time, literature, gym and outdoor play.

Class Choices

Monday, Wednesday, & Friday class time choices: 8:45-11:30am, 9-11:45am
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday class time: 8:45-11:30am, 12-2:45pm
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday class time: 9-11:45am

PRE K – 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

The Pre-Kindergarten recreational class is designed to offer a variety of learning experiences. Children must be 5 years old by Jan. 1, and must be toilet independent. This class is also ideal for the child who is eligible for kindergarten but may need and extra year of preschool experience.  This play based class will focus on listening and readiness skills to prepare the student for Kindergarten. Students will have experiences in play activities, gym/outdoor activities, group projects, art, music, science, math, language, and literature activities.

Class Time

Monday through Friday class time: 8:45-11:30am.