Preschool Program

2023-2024 Preschool Registration is ongoing until the classes are full.


M/W/F – $1,350/9 months ($150/month)

T/Th – $1,125/9 months ($125/month)


Morning Class – 8:30-11am

Afternoon Class – 12:30-3pm

Please register by calling 815-234-8535 x200 or stopping by the

Jarrett Prairie Center, 7993 N. River Rd, Byron, Illinois.



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.

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 or 815-234-8535 ext. 205.


Meet the Teacher Night*

Keller Education Center, 7993 N. River Rd., Byron

Wednesday, August 23, 2023:

Tuesday/Thursday students and families – 5:30-6:15pm

Monday/Wednesday/Friday students and families – 6:15-7pm

*If your family is not new to our program, or if you feel comfortable with the staff and

program, you may choose to opt out of Meet the Teacher Night.


Other Important Dates:

Monday, August 28, 2023 – First Day of School for Mon/Wed/Fri Classes

Tuesday, August 29, 2023 – First Day of School for Tues/Thurs Classes

Last Day of School – May 8th & 9th, 2024