Early Childhood Education Programs

We are excited to introduce the Mokena Community Park District’s comprehensive Early Childhood Education Program.

  • Little Learners – age 2 ½-3* – Monday and Wednesday 9:15-11:15 a.m.

  • Prep School – 3 year olds* – Tuesday and Thursday 9:00-11:30 a.m.

  • Pre-School – 4 year olds* – Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00-11:30 a.m.

  • Kinderbridge - 4 year olds* – Monday through Friday 12:30-3:00 p.m.

Should registration warrant, additional class times may be added.

Little Learners – stresses the social development of the young child and the importance of learning through play. Group and individual activities will help your child develop new skills and make new friends in a unique early childhood education setting. 

Prep School, Preschool, and Kinderbridge – these very successful, long running programs include academic skills, physical activity, arts and crafts, story time, finger play, and songs. All classes meet in our Program Center located at the south end of Mokena Main Park. All of these programs are for children ready to separate from their parents for an extended period of time, and children must be toilet trained. 

* The cutoff for entry to Prep School, Pre-school, and Kinderbridge is September 1. Your child MUST be 3 on or before September 1 to attend Prep School, and MUST be 4 on or before September 1, to attend Pre-School and Kinderbridge. 

Early Childhood Education Registration for 2017-18!

Registration is now open for new students at the Administration Center while spaces last. Required at registration:

  • Copy of child's birth certificate
  • Proof of immunizations
  • Non-refundable deposit* of:

            Little Learners - $148 (monthly tuition is $99 residents/$104 non-residents)

            Prep School - $160 (monthly tuition is $111 residents/$116 non-residents)

            Preschool - $197 (monthly tuition is $148 residents/$153 non-residents)

            Kinderbridge - $285 (monthly tuition is $236 residents/$241 non-residents)

*Deposit is $49 registration fee plus first month's tuition. ENTIRE deposit in non-refundable.