Preschool Programs

Summer Camp For Ages 3-6 years old:

Registration begins May 2nd

~ Adventure Club ~

Drop off your child for a chance to have some fun with children their own age.  We will spend some time inside the classroom as well as outside.  Thursdays will be water playdays, weather permitting.

June 7th-July 28th (8 weeks)

Tuesdays & Thursdays

Week #1 – June 7 & 9

Week #2 – June 14 & 16

Week #3 – June 21 & 23

Week #4 – June 28 & 30

Week #5 – July 5 & 7

Week #6 – July 12 & 14

Week #7 – July 19 & 21

Week #8 – July 26 & 28

9-11am or Noon-2pm, $30/week

 

~ Themed Clinics ~

June 15 – CAMPING ADVENTURES – Learn all about camping adventures, going on hikes, hanging out in tents, and making camping snacks!

June 29 – FITNESS FUN OUTDOORS – Playing games of obstacles, hiking, and fitness.

July 13 – ROYAL TEA PARTY AT THE KELLER EDUCATION CENTER – Dress up in their fancies or in dress up costumes to come in and learn about kindness, friendship, and manners.  We will end our day with all of the fancy snacks and tea to practice what we have learned.

July 27 – RACE CAR RADNESS AT THE JARRETT PRAIRIE CENTER – Hot Wheels cars, monster trucks, and all of the racetracks to build, race, and play!

9am-Noon, Wednesdays

$30 per clinic

 

~ Back 2 School Boot Camp ~

Boot Camp is geared to get your child onto a classroom schedule.  Your child will get to know the preschool teachers if it is their first year.  We will practice classroom rules and expectations as well as basic review of name writing and group work and crafts.

August 1-5

Monday/Wednesday/Friday – $40

9-11am or Noon-2pm – 4-5 year-olds

Tuesday/Thursday – $30

9-11am or Noon-2pm – 3-4 year-olds

 

 

Preschool

Get your kids ready for kindergarten by enrolling them in our structured preschool classes.  Byron Forest Preserve District Preschool activities will provide for and assist in your child’s social and emotional development and will include kindergarten readiness skills.  Preschool can provide an invaluable experience for children by dealing with groups of children their own age, learning to share and play together and to respond to loving adults other than their parents.  There are periods of free play when they pursue activities in which they are most interested, story time to learn to listen attentively and enjoy stories, periods of physical activity, and an introduction to the alphabet and numbers. Songs, games, and finger plays are also taught.  Nature study and outdoor activities are included in the curriculum as well.

The Tuesday/Thursday classes are geared toward 3 year-olds and younger 4 year-olds and the Monday/Wednesday/Friday classes are geared toward 4 year-olds and younger 5 year-olds.  Children must be at least 4 years old to attend the three-day class.  They must be at least 3 years old to attend the two-day class.  Children must be potty trained. Immunization records are required.  If your child’s birthday is later in the year, you may register your child until January 1st.  Registrations for the current preschool year will not be taken after January 1st.

2022-23 Tuition:

Monday/Wednesday/Friday Class – 4-5 year-olds – $135/month

Tuesday/Thursday Class – 3-4 year-olds – $115/month

Class Times:

8:30 am – 11:00 am or 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Meet the Teacher Open House will be Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 5-7pm for students enrolled for the 2022-23 school year.

The first days of school will be August 29, 2022, for the Monday-Wednesday-Friday classes and August 30, 2022, for the Tuesday-Thursday classes.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or if you would like to see the classrooms and meet the teacher, please contact Crystal Frisk at crystalfrisk@byronforestpreserve.com or 815-234-8535 ext. 205.