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Early Childhood



Early Childhood/Preschool


The Park District offers a 9 month, play-based Preschool program for children ranging 2-5 years in age.  Our caring and qualified teachers create a nurturing learning environment throughout our various community centers, here in Oak Park: Andersen, Barrie, Carroll, Longfellow, Field, and Austin Gardens. Learn more about our preschool programs.

The Park District also offers a wide range of Early Childhood Programs that meet the needs of each child.  We provide children an engaging environment where they can socialize, learn, and have fun!  Through play, sensory exploration, and experimentation children will be sure to have new experiences that they can use to make connections to their everyday life.

Below is a list of some of the activities and content areas our programs consist of:

  • Art
  • Science
  • Music, Movement, & Motor
  • Socialization
  • Cooking & Math
  • Adult & Me
  • Special Events
  • Languages - Spanish, French, and Chinese
  • Indoor Playground


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