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Early Bird Care

Early Bird Roosters
If you need an earlier start for your Preschooler, drop off your child as early as 7:30 a.m. in a safe, stimulating environment where our staff fosters cooperative play. We will escort your student to his/her assigned Preschool classroom at 8:45 a.m.
Age 2-6

R-$154/NR-$193 (Monthly Fee)

3 Days
929160-01 M, W, F
7:30-8:45 am 8/29-6/2
R-$103/NR-$127 (Monthly Fee)

2 Days
929160-02
Tu, Th 7:30-8:45 am 8/30-6/1
R-$257/NR-$323 (Monthly Fee)


5 Days
929160-03
M-F
7:30-8:45 am 8/29-6/2

*NINE PAYMENTS DUE ON THE 1st OF EACH MONTH, BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 1


Morning Preschool

Age 2 Sparrows*
As your child begins his/her very first experience in a school environment, we know that socialization is one of the most important skills to learn. In the Age 2 Sparrows program, our teachers guide children in activities that promote self-awareness and a positive self-image. They also focus on sharing and compassion. The exposure to routine, listening and following directions helps ensure a smooth transition to the next level of Preschool.

R-$347/NR-$436 (Monthly Fee)

3 Days
929162-01 M, W, F 8:45-11:15 am 8/29-6/2
R-$265/NR-$335 (Monthly Fee)

2 Days
929162-02 Tu, Th 8:45-11:15 am 8/30-6/1
R-$555/NR-$693 (Monthly Fee)

5 Days
929162-03 M-F 8:45-11:15 am 8/29-6/2

Age 3 Blue Jays*
Our Age 3 Blue Jays program provides a nurturing, happy place for your three year-old to develop independence and practice important early academic skills through Learning Station-based activities that include stories, science, math, art and music. Throughout the week, your child works one-on-one with a teacher on letter recognition and sounds, and fine motor development through learning proper pencil grip and how to use scissors.

R-$347/NR-$436 (Monthly Fee)

3-Day
929163-01 M, W, F 8:45-11:15 am 8/29-6/2
R-$265/NR-$335 (Monthly Fee)

2-Day
929163-02 Tu, Th 8:45-11:15 am 8/30-6/1
R-$555/NR-$693 (Monthly Fee)


929163-03 M-F 8:45-11:15 am 8/29-6/2

Age 4 Eagles*
Our Age 4 Eagles program is designed to promote Kindergarten readiness by building knowledge of letters and words, STEAM concepts, and valuable social skills. We offer small-group instruction and independent play in an organized, Learning Station-based atmosphere, combined with whole-group activities to prepare your well-rounded Preschooler for the next grade!*

R-$347/NR-$436 (Monthly Fee)

3 Days
929164-01 M, W, F 8:45-11:15 am 8/29-6/2
R-$555/NR-$693 (Monthly Fee)

5 Days
929164-03 M-F 8:45-11:15 am 8/29-6/2

Age 3 & 4 (Mixed) Hawks*
We believe children learn best from others close in age, as they're well-matched in knowledge and skills. With their peers, children can practice problem-solving skills together in a variety of roles. Our Hawks program allows students ages 3 and 4 to navigate through our Learning Stations and celebrate numbers, letters, math, science, social studies and more!

R-$555/NR-$693 (Monthly Fee)

5 Days
929165-01 AGE 3 HAWKS M-F 8:45-11:15 am 8/29-6/2
929165-02 AGE 4 HAWKS M-F 8:45-11:15 am 8/29-6/2

*$100 DEPOSIT UPON ENROLLMENT; NINE PAYMENTS DUE ON THE 1st OF EACH MONTH, BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 1


Morning Preschool PLUS

Need a little more? Add lunch and a class! After your 2, 3, or 4 year-old's morning Preschool program ends, your child will stay with us for lunch, and then participate in a Wilmette Park District program designed just for our Preschoolers. There's a different class each day: Arts (visual art, music, dance and theater in rotation), Sports, Yoga, and more. (Includes class fees)

Age 2 Sparrows PLUS* (see above for description)

R-$578/NR-$722 (Monthly Fee)

3 Days
929162-04 M, W, F 8:45 am-1 pm
8/29-6/2
R-$447/NR-$560 (Monthly Fee)

2 Days
929162-05 Tu,Th
8:45 am-1 pm
8/30-6/1
R-$912/NR-$1,139 (Monthly Fee)

5 Days
929162-06 M-F 8:45 am-1 pm 8/29-6/2

Age 3 Blue Jays PLUS* (see above for description)

R-$567/NR-$688 (Monthly Fee)


3 Days
929163-04 M, W, F 8:45 am-1 pm
8/29-6/2
R-$439/NR-$533 (Monthly Fee)


2 Days
929163-05 Tu, Th 8:45 am-1 pm
8/30-6/1
R-$912/NR-$1,139 (Monthly Fee)

5 Days
929163-06 M-F 8:45 am-1 pm 8/29-6/2

Age 4 Eagles PLUS* (see above for description)

R-$567/NR-$688 (Monthly Fee)


3 Days
929164-04 M, W, F 8:45 am-1 pm
8/29-6/2
R-$912/NR-$1,339 (Monthly Fee)


5 Days
929164-06 M-F 8:45 am-1 pm
8/29-6/2

Age 3 & 4 (Mixed) Hawks PLUS* (see above for description)

R-$912/NR-$1,339 (Monthly Fee)

5 Days
929165-03 AGE 3 HAWKS M-F 8:45 am-1 pm 8/29-6/2
929165-04 AGE 4 HAWKS M-F 8:45 am-1 pm
8/29-6/2

*$100 DEPOSIT UPON ENROLLMENT; NINE PAYMENTS DUE ON THE 1st OF EACH MONTH, BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 1


Full-Day Preschool

Need a lot more? Extend your Preschooler's day through the afternoon! The Early Childhood Center of Wilmette offers a Full-Day Preschool experience. Choose from 2, 3 or 5 days a week. Owls participate in their morning Preschool program and then continue on with a catered hot lunch, outdoor play, art, music, science, math, social studies and free exploration until 6 p.m. Owls includes a rest/naptime period.

Age 2 Sparrows* (see above for description)

R-$1,671/NR-$2,087 (Monthly Fee)

5 Days
929162-09 M-F 8:45 am-6 pm 8/29-6/2
R-$1,038/NR-$1,298 (Monthly Fee)

3 Days
929162-07 M, W, F 8:45 am-6 pm
8/29-6/2
R-$750/NR-$937 (Monthly Fee)

2 Days
929162-08 Tu, Th 8:45 am-6 pm
8/31-6/2

Age 3 & 4 Owls* (see above for description)

R-$1,441/NR-$1,811 (Monthly Fee)

5 Days
929163-09 AGE 3 OWLS M-F 8:45 am-6 pm 8/29-6/2
929164-09 AGE 4 OWLS M-F 8:45 am-6 pm 8/29-6/2
R-$903/NR-$1,135 (Monthly Fee)

3 Days
929163-07 AGE 3 OWLS M, W, F 8:45 am-6 pm 8/29-6/2
929164-07 AGE 4 OWLS M, W, F 8:45 am-6 pm 8/29-6/2
R-$656/NR-$825 (Monthly Fee)

2 Days
929163-08 AGE 3 OWLS Tu, Th 8:45 am-6 pm 8/30-6/1
929164-08 AGE 4 OWLS Tu, Th 8:45 am-6 pm 8/30-6/1

*$200 DEPOSIT UPON ENROLLMENT; NINE PAYMENTS DUE ON THE 1st OF EACH MONTH, BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 1


C.A.R.E. Programs

2022-23 School Year C.A.R.E.

***Registration begins April 12 at 8 a.m.***
Highlights about C.A.R.E.:
  • Formerly known as After School Recreation
  • Quality childcare and free time activities
  • Register separately for afternoon Community Recreation Center (CRC) classes
  • 2, 3, & 5-Day options

Be near the action and come to C.A.R.E.! We will bus your child from his/her school to the CRC for our C.A.R.E. (Cool Afterschool Recreational Experiences) program. C.A.R.E. ends at 4:45 p.m., and participants can choose to extend their day by:

  • Register separately for seasonal afternoon classes located at the CRC. C.A.R.E. staff will transport to and from scheduled programs
  • Extend the day with C.A.R.E. until 6 p.m. Extended-day participants have additional time for independent homework and structured, play-based free time activities.

NOTE: two-day and three-day participants have until August 1, 2022 to select which days of the week they wish to attend. Registration is for the full school year. C.A.R.E. follows the Wilmette D39 Schools Calendar. Fee includes bus service; for Romona students, bus service is billed separately.

Grades K-6

R-$3,326/NR-$

5-Day
929152-01 C.A.R.E. TO 4:45 M-F 3:15-4:45 pm 8/25-6/8
R-$4,805/NR-$

5-Day
929152-02 C.A.R.E. TO 6 M-F 3:15-6 pm 8/25-6/8
R-$1,928/NR-$

3-Day
929151-01 C.A.R.E. TO 4:45 TBD 3:15-4:45 pm 8/25-6/8
R-$2,785/NR-$

3-Day
929151-02 C.A.R.E. TO 6 TBD 3:15-6 pm 8/25-6/8
R-$1,285/NR-$

2-Day
929150-01 C.A.R.E. TO 4:45 TBD 3:15-4:45 pm 8/25-6/8
R$1,856/NR-$

2-Day
929150-02 C.A.R.E. TO 6 TBD 3:15-6 pm 8/25-6/8

*$200 DEPOSIT UPON ENROLLMENT; NINE PAYMENTS DUE ON THE 1st OF EACH MONTH, BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 1


Morning C.A.R.E. @ Schools

2022-23 School Year Morning C.A.R.E.

***REGISTRATION OPEN***

We offer Morning C.A.R.E. at District 39 schools! Choose a 2, 3 or 5-day option. This program provides a safe, supportive, fun, interactive experience at your child's home school before attending class.

Grades K-6

R-$604/NR-$604

2 Days
929254-07 CENTRAL/McKENZIE M-F 7-8:30 A.M. 8/25-6/8
929254-10 HARPER M-F 7-8:30 A.M. 8/25-6/8
929254-16 ROMONA/HIGHCREST M-F 7-8:30 A.M. 8/25-6/8
R-$904/NR-$904

3 Days
929254-08 CENTRAL/McKENZIE M-F 7-8:30 A.M. 8/25-6/8
929254-11 HARPER M-F 7-8:30 A.M. 8/25-6/8
929254-17 ROMONA/HIGHCREST M-F 7-8:30 A.M. 8/25-6/8
R-$1,514/NR-$1,514

5 Days
929254-09 CENTRAL/McKENZIE M-F 7-8:30 A.M. 8/25-6/8
929254-12 HARPER M-F 7-8:30 A.M. 8/25-6/8
929254-18 ROMONA/HIGHCREST M-F 7-8:30 A.M. 8/25-6/8

Spring 2022 Morning C.A.R.E. @ Schools

***REGISTRATION OPEN***

We now offer Morning C.A.R.E. at District 39 schools! Choose a 2, 3 or 5-day option. This program provides a safe, supportive, fun, interactive experience at your child's home school before attending class.

2 Days

R-$185/NR-$185

10 Weeks
429254-07 CENTRAL SCHOOL
2 days 7-8:30 am 4/4-6/9
429254-10 HARPER SCHOOL 2 days 7-8:30 am 4/4-6/9
429254-13 MCKENZIE SCHOOL 2 days 7-8:30 am 4/4-6/9
429254-16 ROMONA SCHOOL 2 days
7-8:30 am 4/4-6/9
429254-19 HIGHCREST MIDDLE SCHOOL
2 days
7-8:30 am 4/4-6/9

3 Days

R-$277/NR-$277

10 Weeks
429254-08 CENTRAL SCHOOL
3 days 7-8:30 am 4/4-6/9
429254-11 HARPER SCHOOL 3 days 7-8:30 am 4/4-6/9
429254-14 MCKENZIE SCHOOL 3 days 7-8:30 am 4/4-6/9
429254-17 ROMONA SCHOOL 3 days 7-8:30 am 4/4-6/9
429254-20 HIGHCREST MIDDLE SCHOOL
3 days 7-8:30 am 4/4-6/9

5 Days

R-$386/NR-$386

10 Weeks
429254-09 CENTRAL SCHOOL
5 days 7-8:30 am 4/4-6/9
429254-12 HARPER SCHOOL 5 days 7-8:30 am 4/4-6/9
429254-15 MCKENZIE SCHOOL 5 days
7-8:30 am 4/4-6/9
429254-18 ROMONA SCHOOL 5 days 7-8:30 am 4/4-6/9
429254-21 HIGHCREST MIDDLE SCHOOL
5 days 7-8:30 am 4/4-6/9

Campus Club

Fall 2022 Campus Club

Club it! Throughout the week, Campus Club participants rotate through various exploratory classes designed to build life skills and encourage social and emotional development. Time is allotted each day for independent homework and structure, play based free time activities as well. Each week includes a dedicated "Challenge" day featuring a challenge to be completed as a team. This program follows the Wilmette D39 Public Schools calendar.

Romona Campus Club
Grades K-4

R-$1,650/NR-$1,650

5 Days
143500-01 ROMONA CAMPUS CLUB TO 4:45 M-F 3:15-4:45 pm 8/23-12/22
R-$2,280/NR-$2,280

5 Days
143500-02 ROMONA CAMPUS CLUB TO 6 M-F 3:15-6 pm 8/23-12/22
R-$986/NR-$986

3 Days
143300-01 ROMONA CAMPUS CLUB TO 4:45 M, W, F 3:15-4:45 pm 8/24-12/21
R-$1,338/NR-$1,338

3 Days
143300-02 ROMONA CAMPUS CLUB TO 6 M, W, F 3:15-6 pm 8/24-12/21

Centennial Campus Club
Grades K-4

R-$1,650/NR-$1,650

5 Days
144500-01 CENTENNIAL CAMPUS CLUB TO 4:45 M-F 3:15-4:45 pm 8/23-12/22
R-$2,280/NR-$2,280

5 Days
144500-02 CENTENNIAL CAMPUS CLUB TO 6 M-F 3:15-6 pm 8/23-12/22
R-$968/NR-$968

3 Days
144300-01 CENTENNIAL CAMPUS CLUB TO 4:45 M, W, F 3:15-4:45 pm 8/24-12/21
R-$1,338/NR-$1,338

3 Days
144300-02 CENTENNIAL CAMPUS CLUB TO 6 M, W, F 3:15-6 pm 8/24-12/21

McKenzie Campus Club
Grades K-4

R-$1,650/NR-$1,650


5 Days
145500-01 MCKENZIE CAMPUS CLUB TO 4:45 M-F 3:15-4:45 pm 8/23-12/22
R-$2,280/NR-$2,280


5 Days
145500-02 MCKENZIE CAMPUS CLUB TO 6 M-F 3:15-6 pm 8/23-12/22
R-$968/NR-$968


3 Days
145300-01 MCKENZIE CAMPUS CLUB TO 4:45 M, W, F 3:15-4:45 pm 8/24-12/21
R-$1,338/NR-$1,338


3 Days
145300-02 MCKENZIE CAMPUS CLUB TO 6 M, W, F 3:15-6 pm 8/24-12/21

Spring 2022 Campus Club

Club it! Throughout the week, Campus Club participants rotate through various exploratory classes designed to build life skills and encourage social and emotional development. Time is allotted each day for independent homework and structure, play based free time activities as well. Each week includes a dedicated "Challenge" day featuring a challenge to be completed as a team. This program follows the Wilmette D39 Public Schools calendar.

Romona Campus Club
Grades K-4

R-$1,014/NR-$1,014

5 Days
443500-01 ROMONA CAMPUS CLUB TO 4:45 M-F 3:15-4:45 pm 4/4-6/8
R-$1,400/NR-$1,400

5 Days
443500-02 ROMONA CAMPUS CLUB TO 6 M-F 3:15-6 pm 4/4-6/8
R-$606/NR-$606

3 Days
443300-01 ROMONA CAMPUS CLUB TO 4:45 M, W, F 3:15-4:45 pm 4/4-6/8
R-$822/NR-$822

3 Days
443300-02 ROMONA CAMPUS CLUB TO 6 M, W, F 3:15-6 pm 4/4-6/8

Centennial Campus Club
Grades K-4

R-$1,014/NR-$1,014

5 Days
444500-01 CENTENNIAL CAMPUS CLUB TO 4:45 M-F 3:15-4:45 pm 4/4-6/8
R-$1,400/NR-$1,400

5 Days
444500-02 CENTENNIAL CAMPUS CLUB TO 6 M-F 3:15-6 pm 4/4-6/8
R-$606/NR-$606

3 Days
444300-01 CENTENNIAL CAMPUS CLUB TO 4:45 M, W, F 3:15-4:45 pm 4/4-6/8
R-$822/NR-$822

3 Days
444300-02 CENTENNIAL CAMPUS CLUB TO 6 M, W, F 3:15-6 pm 4/4-6/8

McKenzie Campus Club
Grades K-4

R-$1,014/NR-$1,014

5 Days
445500-01 MCKENZIE CAMPUS CLUB TO 4:45 M-F 3:15-4:45 pm 4/4-6/8
R-$1,400/NR-$1,400

5 Days
445500-02 MCKENZIE CAMPUS CLUB TO 6 M-F 3:15-6 pm 4/4-6/8
R-$606/NR-$606

3 Days
445300-01 MCKENZIE CAMPUS CLUB TO 4:45 M, W, F 3:15-4:45 pm 4/4-6/8
R-$822/NR-$822

3 Days
445300-02 MCKENZIE CAMPUS CLUB TO 6 M, W, F 3:15-6 pm 4/4-6/8


After-School Clubs

Thank you for your patience as we evaluated our ability to offer After School Clubs at Central and Harper School, and clubs run by the Wilmette Park District at Highcrest Middle School for the Winter session.

After much thought and consideration, we have made the difficult decision that After School Clubs will not run for the Winter session. We understand our participants and families look forward to these classes, but unfortunately, with current staffing challenges, we are unable to do so.

Thank you for your understanding!