Announcements for Tier 3, COVID-19

The Wilmette Park District Early Childhood programs are licensed under the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and follow strict COVID-19 guidelines to ensure that our children stay healthy and safe.

At this time, Morning Preschool, Morning Preschool Plus and Full Day programs are running in-person. Our Early Childhood programs have the following safety protocols in place:

  • Children are required to wear masks, social distance and engage in frequent handwashing.
  • A daily health screening is required to participate in our programs.
  • Children remain in their pod throughout the program and classrooms have been designed to promote hands on learning and fun while remaining safe.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Julie Mantice at 847-920-3910.


Early Childhood Center of Wilmette

Early Childhood Supervisor
Julia Mantice
Email: jmantice@wilpark.org
Tel: 847-920-3910

Call 847-920-3910 to schedule a parent tour.


At the Early Childhood Center, children are offered a chance to learn in a place where each child meets with approval and success. Our teachers offer children a variety of individual, small and large group activities.

The Wilmette Park District's Early Childhood Center is located at 3000 Glenview Road, in the Community Recreation Center. It offers a morning Preschool program for three and four-year-olds; a Full Day Preschool for three and four-year-olds; a Kindergarten Enrichment program for morning and afternoon kindergartners; and coordinates an after-school program named CARE (new for 20-21 school year) for children in grades K-6.

The morning three-year-old Preschool program meets two, three or five days a week. The morning four-year-old Preschool program meets three or five days a week. A Lunch Bunch option is offered for four-year-olds, extending their day until 1 p.m. The Full Day Preschool program is for three and four-year-olds and meets two, three or five days per week.

Kindergarten Enrichment meets two, three or fives days per week. Busing is available either to or from District 39 Kindergartens for participants in this program.

Our after school program, CARE, meets two, three or five days per week. The Park District provides bus service for students from Wilmette public and parochial schools.