Early Childhood

wide_horizons_preschool_logo150Wide Horizons Preschool

The mission of our program aims to provide a safe and respectful learning environment that exposes children to a variety of materials and opportunities to develop cognitive, emotional, physical, and social skills through a play-based atmosphere where children explore and develop. A typical day includes circle time, free play, language arts, music & movement, arts & crafts, science, and snack time. Special Event Days and Holiday Parties add to the fun each season.

Registration and Payment Information

Registration is for the complete school year (August 2016-May 2017). A nonrefundable $200 is due at registration. The remainder of the yearly fee is divided into 8 equal payments. Payment plans begin in July. Refunds for Wide Horizons Preschool are only issued if requested by August 1, 2016.

Age Requirements

Children must be born on or before:

  • September 1- December 31, 2013: Old Two’s program*
  • September 1, 2013: Three Year Old program
  • September 1, 2012: Four Year Old program

*Old Two’s may wear diapers or pull-ups, but they will not be changed by instructors.

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No School Dates

Fall 2016
Monday September 5: Labor Day
Monday October 10: Columbus Day
November 21 – 25: Thanksgiving Break
December 12 – January 3: Winter Break

Spring 2017
Monday January 16: Martin Luther King Day
Friday February 20: President’s Day
March 27 – 31: Spring Break

Last day of 2016/2017 Wide Horizons Preschool is Friday May 19, 2017.

Classroom Visit

To schedule a classroom visit, please contact Preschool Coordinator, Pat McGrath at 630-690-4880.

Before & After Preschool Care

Kidz Kingdom offers a variety of options to expand your child’s preschool day with childcare opportunities. Childcare for 3-5 year olds is offered before and after morning and afternoon preschool sessions. Kidz Kingdom offers quality childcare along with unstructured play time, crafts, games, gym time and outdoor play (weather permitting).

Questions or interested in touring the facility? Contact Childcare Coordinator, Sheri Rovansek, at 630-510-5136 or srovansek@wheatonparks.org

Before and After Child Care (PDF) >

Early Childhood Programs:

Browse all early childhood programs currently offered in the online registration portal >