Come to our Open House
Learn more about this popular program and meet our teachers on Wednesday, February 21 from 6-8 p.m.
Registration for 2018-19 Kindergarten Enrichment and After-School Recreation begins on Tuesday, April 17 for Wilmette residents and Tuesday, April 24 for non-residents.
2017-2018 School Year
The Wilmette Park District offers a quality enrichment experience for kindergarten-age children attending half-day kindergarten programs. Our purpose is to provide a unique and multifaceted program designed to spark children's interest in a variety of activities such as art, music, movement, science, and more.
Our program offers a variety of new experiences, both in the classroom and through numerous field trips to places such as the library, theaters, animal hospital, museums, local businesses and nature centers to name a few. Classes offer a balance of both structured and unstructured activities. Activity areas to choose from include blocks, quiet time, dramatic play, small and large motor activities as well as areas for music, art, literacy and science/discovery.
Two-Day Program: The two-day program spends a large portion of its time on a variety of field trips that give children hands-on experience both in Wilmette and surrounding communities.
Three/Five Day Programs: The three-day and five-day programs also take part in special art activities, drama, music and cooking in addition to a variety of field trips.
All Kindergarten Enrichment classes include a hot catered lunch, as required by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). Busing to or from Central, Harper and McKenzie schools is provided by the Wilmette Park District for a separate fee. Busing to or from Romona school is provided by Wilmette Public Schools District 39. Please contact their Transportation Department to arrange for your child's transportation.
This program follows the Wilmette Public Schools District 39 calendar of full days off, as well as one Park District staff in-service day. Working parents who desire extended hours for their child can enroll in an "Early Bird Babysitting" program beginning at 7:30 a.m. and/or the After School Recreation program that goes from 2:40-6 p.m. There is an additional fee for each program.
Contact Sofia Angelov, Kindergarten Enrichment Coordinator at 847/920-3909 for additional program information.
Kindergarten Enrichment Staff
Kindergarten Enrichment Coordinator
Kindergarten Enrichment Teachers and Staff
Gail Chepulis, B.A., ECE
Dale Crystal, B.A., Ed.
Michelle Dinca, B.A., Ed.
Jennifer Frankfurter Ed
Kim Jensen, B.A. ECE
Diane Kaneshiro, M.A.
Sharon Kaplan, B.A., Ed.
Catherine Knobel, B.A. Ed.
Barb Maloney, B.A., Ed
Ada Miyakawa, M.S., Ed.
Valentina Pattitucci, M. Ed. ECE
Enrique Rivera, B.A.
Children must be age 5 by Sept. 1, 2017, and participating in Kindergarten. A $200 per class deposit is required at registration and is non-refundable after June 1. Withdrawals prior to June 1 are subject to the standard Park District 10% service charge, applicable on the deposit. Note: Registration in more than one class will result in forfeiture of at least one deposit. Fees are paid in nine equal payments, due on the 20th of each month, with the first payment due by Aug. 20, 2017. Contact Sofia Angelov, Kindergarten Enrichment Coordinator at 847/920-3909 for additional program information.
Two Day Enrichment Programs
R: $2,693 / NR: $3,368
#929121-01 | Tu,Th 9 am-12:30 pm | 9/5/17-6/12/18
#929121-02 | Tu,Th 11:10 am-2:40 pm | 9/5/17-6/12/18
Three Day Enrichment Program
R: $4,430 / NR: $5,537
#929121-03 | M,W,F 11:10 am-2:40 pm | 9/6/17-6/11/18
Five Day Enrichment Programs
R: $5,546 / NR: $6,932
#929121-04 | M-F 9 am-12:30 pm | 9/5/17-6/12/18
#929121-05 | M-F 11:10 am-2:40 pm | 9/5/17-6/12/18
#929121-06 | M-F 11:10 am-2:40 pm | 9/5/17-6/12/18
The Wilmette Park District provides busing to and from the Community Recreation Center for morning and afternoon kindergarten children who attend Central, Harper or McKenzie Schools and participate in the Kindergarten Enrichment program. Fees are $160 for two days of bus service, $239 for three days and $399 for five days. Families enrolled in the program will receive bus sign-up information during the summer, along with additional forms and program details. Please contact Sofia Angelov at 847/920-3909 for additional information.
Please note: Children attending Romona School sign up for busing through Wilmette Public Schools District 39. Please call their Transportation Department at 847/256-2450 for more information.
Newsletters & Calendars
Newsletters from our teachers help you stay in touch with what your child is doing in class. Our monthly calendar helps you answer the question: Where are we going this week? Kindergarten Enrichment is always on the move!
Listed below are the current newsletters and calendars from our Kindergarten Enrichment classes. Click on a link to download a copy of the latest news and calendar from your teachers.
December 2017 Newsletters