Registration for 2019-20 Kindergarten Enrichment and After-School Recreation programs begins April 16 for Wilmette residents and April 23 for non-residents.
2019-2020 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.
Three/Five Day Programs: The three-day and five-day programs 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 Gail Chepulis, Kindergarten Enrichment Coordinator at 847/920-3909 for additional program information.