Welcome to the Early Childhood Center of Wilmette!
Early Childhood Supervisor: Julia Mantice
Call Julia to schedule a parent tour
At the Early Childhood Center, children 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 two, 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 for children in grades K-6.
The morning two, three, and four-year-old Preschool programs meet two or three days a week. A morning Preschool program with a mix of older 3's & 4 year-olds meets five days a week. A Preschool Plus option is available, extending the day until 1 p.m. Our 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 for school-age children, CARE, meets two, three or five days per week. The Park District provides bus service for students from Wilmette public and parochial schools.
At this time, Morning Preschool, Morning Preschool Plus, and Full-Day Preschool 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 day, 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.