2020-2021 School Year

Fall 2020 Updates

District 39's 5-Day in-person learning program begins Tue., Sept. 29 - and we are thrilled to welcome your children back at the Early Childhood Center for Kindergarten Enrichment on that same day. At this time, we are offering 5-day afternoon Kindergarten Enrichment to coincide with District 39's schedule. Registration is now open. Please contact Julie Mantice, Early Childhood Supervisor for more details.

Click Here to register for 5-day Kindergarten Enrichment!

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. At this time and to best align with Wilmette School District 39's current fall reopening plan, we will be offering afternoon 5-Day Kindergarten Enrichment.

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.

Five-Day Programs: The five-day programs take part in special art activities, drama, music and cooking in addition to a variety of field trips.

Busing to or from McKenzie school 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 the CARE program that currently goes from 2:30-6 p.m. Parents can also get an earlier start to the day by registering for our Early Bird program which runs from 7:30-9 a.m. There is an additional fee for each program.

Contact Julie Mantice, Early Childhood Supervisor at jmantice@wilpark.org for questions and additional information.