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BTPD Preschool Programs

Welcome to the Bourbonnais Township Park District Preschool. We are thrilled that you have chosen us to become part of your child’s education and developmental process! It is our intention to provide your child with a safe and stimulating environment that will help him/her develop to their fullest potential. Our focus is to accept each child as an individual and to consider all areas of their growth: physical, emotional, social, and intellectual.

Our Philosophy of Learning

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Play is regarded by early childhood specialists as the extraordinary educational process by which preschool children become introduced to a world filled with new and exciting discoveries. The preschool staff believes that “Growing through Play” describes our strategy in meeting the needs of young children. Based on the theory that children learn through play, classroom routines encourage active involvement with materials and reinforcement through repetition. Children are challenged, with new materials being presented weekly. Classroom schedules are designed to balance structure and free choice as well as active and quiet times. Children explore centers and are encouraged to use skills as they become developmentally ready. Encouraging children to express themselves freely, to communicate with others, and to follow their natural instincts of discovery are all goals of the BTPD preschool programs. The Bourbonnais Township Park District staff is committed to a philosophy of “learning through play”.


Registration

Registration requirements:

A non-refundable $35 registration fee is required at the time of registration if registered before September 12. After September 12, registration fee is $50. Please schedule a time to stop in to see the facility, classrooms, teachers, and to pick up information packets and information folder.

Our preschool programs fill up fast so please call or stop in the check availability!


Curriculum

Our curriculum reflects Illinois State Standards for Early Learning. Our goal is to incorporate the Seven Domains of Learning within the curriculum and focus on the development of the whole child.

The Seven Domains of Learning

    • Personal and Social Development

    • Language Arts

    • Mathematics

    • Science

    • Social Science

    • Fine Arts

    • Physical Development and Health

If you would like to learn more about our preschool programs, or schedule an observation, please contact Lisa Milton at (815) 933-9905 ext 2 or email.



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May - Aug 2017

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News

The Willowhaven Park and Nature Center will be closed Thursday Aug 17 & Friday Aug 18. The Willowhaven park is experiencing road, trail and park construction during the month of August. Fishing piers at the Willowhaven Park will be closed until further notice. Friday's Nature Night Out Program will be cancelled.

Hamilton tickets are currently sold out !  Participants interested on getting on the waitlist can contact the district office at (815) 933-9905 ext 2 and get signed up at no charge to be on the waitlist. If tickets would become available, park district staff would contact participants from the waitlist to stop in and pay for tickets and to complete the registration process as spots open up.

Update: We will be hosting our Euchre Party 55+ program every Thursday at the Bourbonnais Municipal Center from 12-2:45 pm. Program is $2 / residents receive a $1 discount and pre-registration is not required.

Here isthe Herald news article about our OSLAD grant for Willowhaven Park and Nature Center.