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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 (turning 3 after Sept. 1st) beginning in mid-October. See Young 3’s registration packet for age requirements and late starts. Children must be toilet independent by the first day of class.

The preschool staff are experienced and trained in early childhood education and recreational trends.  We believe in the philosophy that children learn through play. Each child develops in their own way, and through our curriculum we will encourage growth at their individual pace. This curriculum includes developmental appropriate experiences through creative art, language, literature, math, science, and fine/gross motor activities.

Registration for the 2024-25 school year is now open. Classes begin the week of Labor Day. To register, a deposit of $175 plus your child’s birth certificate must be turned in with your completed Preschool registration form. Forms are available in person at the Bartlett Community Center front desk. Online registration is not available for preschool.  Please contact Karen Maxwell with any questions. 630-540-4853 or email Karen Maxwell.


Class begins October 15, 2024 and ends May 16, 2025.  Curriculum includes but is not limited to creative art, language arts, literature, early math concepts, introduction to science, social and emotional development, gross and fine motor skill development, character counts, simple sign language, handwriting and self-help skills.

Class Time

Tuesday & Thursday Class Time: 9:30-11am

October 15, 2024 through May 16, 2025.*

*Must be toilet independent to begin.


This recreational 3 Year Old Preschool 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 (no diapers or pull ups in class). This play based program focuses on socialization skills and fostering independence. Our program stresses all areas of child development through dramatic play, literature, creative art, music and movement, group activities, center work and outdoor/gym time. Classes begin the week of September 2nd and conclude the week of May 12th.

Class Time

Tuesday & Thursday Class Time: 8:45-10:40am & 9-10:55am
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday Class Time: 9:15-11:10am and 9-10:55am


PRE K – 2024-2025 SCHOOL YEAR

The Pre-Kindergarten 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 class is also ideal for the child who is eligible for kindergarten but may need and extra year of preschool experience.  This play based program places an emphasis on important learning and social skills to prepare the student for elementary 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 dramatic play activities, music and movement, creative art, handwriting activities, gym/outdoor activities, group time, literature, and center work.

Class Time

Monday through Friday Class Time: 9-11:45am and 9:15am-12noon
Monday, Wednesday & Friday Class Time: 8:45-11:30am
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday Class Time: 8:45-11:30am and 12:00-2:45pm
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday Class Time: 12:00-2:45pm