PRESCHOOL CLASSES

Prepare Your Little One for Kindergarten!
Gentle Learning Preschool’s classrooms provide a variety of high-interest centers to encourage young students to learn while playing! Much of a young child’s knowledge comes from interaction with the surrounding world, direct experience with real objects, and talking about experiences and ideas.
Learning is fun at Gentle Learning Preschool! We weave Kindergarten Readiness skills into our daily activities. Arts and crafts introduce little learners to the concepts of color, shape, and space. Science is explored through hands-on experiments, mixing, and cooking. Play in the sensory table exposes our students to different textures as well as measuring and volume. Math is developed through sorting, counting songs, comparing, and patterning. The development of fine motor muscles necessary for writing happens while manipulating play dough and building with table toys and blocks. Self-expression is encouraged throughout our room but is especially fun in our dramatic play areas. Our kiddos run, climb, pedal, jump, and slide daily on our playground or in the motor room on cold or rainy days to allow for gross motor development.
Requirements: Children must be 3 or 4 by September 1, 2023 in order to enroll in the respective classes. We strongly encourage children to be potty-trained before entering our preschool program.
3 & 4

Year Olds

INTERACTIVE CENTERS

Our Curriculum Focuses on...
Language Arts
Math
Science
Social Sciences
Fine Arts
Upcoming 2023-2024 School Year Registration Dates

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

Early Bird Registration

Begins March 1, 2023

  • For preschool families who currently have a child enrolled in preschool or Stepping Stones. Siblings of current students are also eligible.
Open Registration

Begins April 3 for Residents
Begins April 17 for Nonresidents

  • Registration will remain open until 2023-2024 classes fill.
2023-2024 School Year 3 & 4 Year Old

PRESCHOOL CLASSES

Class Placement: Exact class and teacher placement will be assigned in the beginning of August and is based on availability.
Required at Registration: To secure your child’s preschool spot, the following documentation is required: printed copy of birth certificate, $60 non-refundable registration fee, proof of residency.
Proof of Residency: Please ensure that you have verified your residency (in-person) before attempting to register. Failure to do so may result in a nonresident monthly tuition rate for the school year. To verify your residency please bring the following documentation with you to the Lisle Recreation Center: Valid Photo ID and one of the following: Tax Bill, Lease, or Utility Bill. If you are a returning family, your residency has already been verified, so there is no need to do that again unless you have moved.
How To Register: Online registration is now available through our online registration software, CivicRec! In-person registration is also available at the Lisle Recreation Center, 1925 Ohio Street in Lisle, Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm. You will need to create a new online family account or have a current online family account in order to register.
*Monthly Payment: Monthly tuition will be withdrawn from your checking account or charged to your credit card (VISA, Mastercard, or Discover) that is on file on the first business day of each month, September through May. Please ensure that you have a valid card on file in your online account.

2 Day 3 Year Old Preschool

  • Days: Tuesday & Thursday
  • 2023-2024 Dates: September 5 - May 16
  • Time: 9:15-11:45am
  • *R/NR Monthly Fee: $160 / $190
  • Status: OPEN

3 Day 3 Year Old Preschool

  • Days: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
  • 2023-2024 Dates: September 6 - May 17
  • Time: 9:15-11:45am
  • *R/NR Monthly Fee: $210 / $240
  • Status: OPEN

NEW! 5 Day 3 Year Old Preschool

  • Days: Monday - Friday
  • 2023-2024 Dates: September 5 - May 17
  • Time: 9:15-11:45am
  • *R/NR Monthly Fee: $325 / $355
  • Status: OPEN

3 Day 4 Year Old Preschool

  • Days: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
  • 2023-2024 Dates: September 6 - May 17
  • Time: 9:00-11:30am
  • *R/NR Monthly Fee: $210 / $240
  • Status: OPEN

5 Day 4 Year Old Preschool

  • Days: Monday - Friday
  • 2023-2024 Dates: September 5 - May 17
  • Time: 9:00-11:30am
  • *R/NR Monthly Fee: $325 / $355
  • Status: OPEN