Are you looking for the right preschool for your child? Save time by attending an information fair at your local library. You can learn about a number of local preschools and talk to their representatives in one setting. Many of the events also include information from your area’s childcare providers and enrichment programs.
Jan. 12, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Naperville Park District Preschool Information
Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Avenue. Preschool staff will be on hand to answer questions about the District’s two preschool programs for the 2017-2018 year, which are the Naperville Park District (NPD) Preschool Academy and Toadstools and Pollywogs Preschool. The NPD Preschool Academy emphasizes creative play and hands-on learning, focusing on individual growth, self-esteem, problem solving and social interaction. Toadstools and Pollywogs teaches the same curriculum but with an emphasis on outdoor play and nature.
Jan. 14, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
As We Grow Preschool Open House
Oswego & Montgomery: www.oswegolandparkdistrict.org
As We Grow Preschools
South Point, 810 Preston Lane, Oswego
Civic Center, 5 Ashlawn Ave., Montgomery
Boulder Point, Zero Boulder Hill Pass, Montgomery
Three locations in Oswego and Montgomery. Will your child attend preschool in the fall? Learn about our program at this free event. Stop by to ask questions, meet the teachers, and see the classroom.
Jan. 14, 10:00 a.m. – Noon
Mundelein: 847-918-3218 fremontlibrary.org
1170 N Midlothian Road. Approximately 24 schools participating. The majority of the providers are located within the Fremont Library District. This is an excellent opportunity if you are looking for a preschool specifically in or around Mundelein.
Jan. 17, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Naperville Park District Preschool Information
Knoch Knolls Nature Center, 320 Knoch Knolls Rd. Preschool staff will be on hand to answer questions about the District’s two preschool programs for the 2017-2018 year, which are the Naperville Park District (NPD) Preschool Academy and Toadstools and Pollywogs Preschool. The NPD Preschool Academy emphasizes creative play and hands-on learning, focusing on individual growth, self-esteem, problem solving and social interaction. Toadstools and Pollywogs teaches the same curriculum but with an emphasis on outdoor play and nature.
Jan. 18, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Preschool and Daycare Fair
Niles: 847-663-6628 www.nileslibrary.org
6960 W Oakton St. The fair gives you a chance to come talk in person with representatives from local preschools, daycares, and other early childhood centers all in one place. At 6pm, a social worker will offer some tips for choosing the right place for your child.
Jan. 18, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Park Center Preschool Open House
Glenview: 847-724-5670 glenviewparks.org
Glenview: 847-724-5670 glenviewparks.org Stop by to meet the teachers and tour the classrooms. In addition, registration packets will be available beginning January 19. Resident registration begins Feb. 6 and open registration begins February 27.
Jan. 19, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Preschool Information Night
Algonquin Area Public Library, 2600 Harnish Dr. Is your child almost ready to start preschool? Stop by our Preschool Information Night to learn about the preschools in the Algonquin area. You can meet and talk with a variety of preschools and their representatives. Drop in any time between 6:30-8pm to look at displays and pick up literature.
Jan. 21, 10:00 a.m. – Noon
Park Ridge Public Library Preschool and Enrichment Fair
Park Ridge: www.parkridgelibrary.org
20 S. Prospect Ave. Representatives from over 30 area preschools and daycare facilities will assist you in choosing the best setting for your child. Parents can also learn about educational opportunities at museums, dance studios, and other enrichment programs. Drop in.
Jan. 21, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Science & Arts Academy Open House
Des Plaines: 847-827-7880 www.scienceandartsacademy.org
1825 Miner St. Discover Science & Arts Academy: The Gifted Choice® in the Chicagoland Area. Science & Arts Academy is an independent day school serving Junior Kindergarten through eighth-grade gifted students from over 50 Chicago area communities. SAA educates gifted children in an academically differentiated and enriched environment while recognizing the unique development of each child.
Jan. 24, 6:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m.
Preschool/Day Care Fair
Palatine Public Library, 700 N. North Ct. Representatives from Palatine area preschool and day care organizations will be available to talk with parents about their programs and facilities.
Jan. 25, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Preschool Open House
Elk Grove Village: 847-364-7224 www.elkgroveparks.org
Tour the Elk Grove Park District Preschool and meet the teachers.
Jan. 28, 9:30 a.m. – Noon
Crystal Lake: 815-459-1687, ext. 180 www.clpl.org
Crystal Lake Public Library 126 Paddock St. Meet representatives from more than 20 area preschools to determine which school best fits your child’s needs. Parents and children are all invited.
Jan. 30, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Des Plaines Preschool Fair
Des Plaines: dppl.org/calendar/month/2017/01/category/kids
501 Ellinwood Ave. A chance for parents to meet representatives from area preschools and gather information about different programs.
Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Preschool/Child Care Information Night
Mount Prospect: www.mppl.org
Mount Prospect Public Library, 10 S. Emerson St. Did you know that there are more than 20 preschools, child care centers and park district preschool programs located in Mount Prospect? This annual open house gives you the chance to meet early childhood directors and teachers who will help you learn about the programs available.
Feb 25, 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Fountaindale Public Library 300 W. Briarcliff Road. We’re rounding up the local preschools and daycare centers in one place to help Bolingbrook parents find the right fit for their child. Will County Health Dept. will be on hand to provide free vision and hearing screenings and several early childhood resource organizations will be available. There will be drawings for prizes for teachers, parents and kids, too.