Steps to Success: Taking Small Steps Toward Big Futures!
Start your child on the path to a successful school experience with the Roselle Park District’s preschool programs where we take small steps toward big futures. Programs for two, three, and four year olds are designed to give your child the tools and experiences they need to assure a positive transition to Kindergarten and beyond.
Our programs include and feature:
- Learning Through Play Philosophy
- Promethean Board Technology
- Special Visitors and Field Trips
- Interactive Learning Centers
- Gross Motor Time: Gym and Playground
- Individual Bathrooms in Rooms
Parent & Tots
Age 1-2.5 years
Curriculum promotes positive and healthy relationships and interactions by practicing social skills such as listening and sharing with other children. Teachers support physical and social development as well as the development of fine and gross motor skills through playing with toys, circle time, singing, dancing, and crafts.
Program requires parent participation and meets one day a week (Wednesday evenings or Friday mornings) for 45 minutes.
Age 2.5 by September 1
Curriculum emphasizes a nurturing atmosphere and an introduction to the educational process which is inviting and encouraging. Teachers assist children in experiencing a positive separation from home; provide opportunities to work with various media forms, and help develop listening and language skills. Appropriate activities include opportunities to improve gross and fine motor development, listening to simple stories, basic art projects, and working with toys, puzzles, and blocks.
This program meets twice a week (either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday) for two hours each day.
Age 3 by September 1
Curriculum exposes the children to structure, routine, and following directions within a schedule. Beginning concepts in reading, writing, and math; encouraging growth in social development, and promoting an awareness of health and safety are also a class focus. Appropriate activities include providing a healthy outlet for imaginary and dramatic play, working with manipulatives, listening to stories, having special visitors, going on field trips, and opportunities for students to express themselves.
This program meets twice a week (Tuesday/Thursday) for two and a half hours each day.
Age 4 by September 1
Curriculum provides further development of the educational concepts in literature, math, and science, as well as social, emotional, and physical growth. Activities provide a print rich environment that stimulates the development of language and literacy skills in meaningful context. There is a greater variety of experiences to promote interest in the community and the world outside the student’s own. There are more concentrated fine motor skills such as writing letters and numbers, cutting, gluing, painting, and using manipulatives. There are many opportunities for making choices, developing problem solving skills, becoming independent thinkers, and developing confidence. Children also have visitors and go on field trips to enrich their studies of various themes.
This program meets three times a week (Monday/Wednesday/Friday) for two and a half hours each day.
Roselle Park District utilizes ePACT to store all of your campers important information. Upon registration you will receive an email from ePACT that must be completed before your child attends camp.
ePACT includes, but is not limited to:
- General Information
- Participant Information
- Emergency Information
- Authorized Pick-Ups
- Health Care Provider/Insurance
- Medications and Medications Dispensing Information
- Participant Conduct Agreement
- Parent/Guardian Agreement
This not only saves paper, but it allows 24/7 access for our parents to update and change information as needed, providing our staff with the most up-to-date information at all times.
**All participants information and forms must be filled out on ePACT, to view the forms click here.
Extended Day Options
Enrichment Classes, Ages 3-5
Extend your child's preschool day or give them an extra day in a preschool classroom setting! These classes are designed to give your child additional enrichment daily outside of the typical preschool setting. They feature fun and academic themes and allow your child to be creative and engaged while learning. Classes run daily from 11:30am-1:00pm and children are escorted to and from their preschool classes if enrolled in preschool.
Playschool, Ages 3-6
Playschool is a great way to create a full day of learning and fun for your child, or to use as a drop off to give your child extra playtime with friends. Playschool is designed to allow children to play, explore, and discover through academic based playtime. Classes run daily from 1:00-3:00pm. If children are enrolled in Enrichment Classes, they are escorted from their classes to Playschool.