Twin Lakes Early Learning Center
A place where Children love to Learn & Grow! Come and Visit the Westmont Park District's Preschool and Discover Why!
200 West 59th Street
We provide developmentally appropriate programs for 3, 4 & 5 year old children, which include:
- Consistent daily routines in an open-ended nurturing environment
- Structured group times that foster cognitive skills, language and social interactions
- Hands-on experiences with interactive educational materials that promote thinking & problem solving skills, math & science concepts, language development and independence
- Physical activities that support both large and small motor skills
- Process art, literature based activities, music and dramatic play experiences that foster individual creativity and emotional growth
- Negotiation techniques to promote positive social interaction, self-control and problem solving abilities
- Healthy snack program in a peanut free environment
Twin Lakes Learning Center
The Westmont Park District preschool offers developmentally appropriate programs in a fun, safe, nurturing (peanut and tree nut awareness) environment for three, four and five-year-old children. The curriculum consists of group times, language, literature, art, math, science, dramatic play, healthy snacks, music and movement, indoor and outdoor play. Educational interactive materials and equipment are both offered to promote exploration and discovery which supports the growth and development of the whole child. All experiences are play based and designed to enhance the children creatively, intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically.
Parents are welcome to visit Twin Lakes Learning Center located at 200 West 59th Street in Westmont during non-class time hours. If you like to register your child, please call the preschool at (630) 963-7538 to set up an appointment to visit and register.
A detailed parent handbook is available upon visitation and/or registration. Children must be three or four years old by September 1st of the year they plan to attend class. All those enrolled must be fully toilet trained (no pull ups allowed). They must be able to separate from parent or caregiver in a timely manner and must be able to communicate their needs in English to the teaching staff for safety purposes.
The preschool staff prides themselves on their abilities to provide a safe, fun and nurturing environment for the children in their care. They are fully experienced and qualified in early childhood development and education. The philosophy is play based and the practices follow the guidelines of the National Association Education for Young Children.
Must be age 3 by September 1st of the year they plan to attend.
Three-year-old Preschool is perfect for the early learner. It is designed to promote independence, socialization and problem solving skills. Through teacher-guided activities, children learn to follow simple directions, make new friends and share with others. Activities such as cutting, gluing, painting and printing are all encouraged to promote creativity and fine motor development. Cognitive skills are fostered through group games, literature and materials that involve colors, shapes and more. Large motor development is promoted through musical movement, songs and group games in both the indoor/outdoor environments.
Four Year Old Class
Four/Five-year-old preschool is designed to prepare active learners for kindergarten. Children develop and further their readiness skills through cognitive concepts including upper and lower case letters and letter sounds, literature and rhymes, writing activities, math and science explorations, color and shape review and more. Negotiation techniques are offered to encourage independent problem solving and positive social interaction. Children’s fine motor skills are supported as they explore materials such as writing tools, manipulatives and art items that are always available in the classroom learning centers. The indoor and outdoor environment provides equipment and equal opportunities to foster large motor development through musical movement, exercise and physical activities.
Days of Operation & Class Times
The three-year-old class operates from 9:00 until 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The morning four-year-old class goes from 9 – 11:30 a.m. and the four-year-old afternoon class starts at 12:30 until 3p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The classes begin in September and conclude in May of each year. They follow the local school districts yearly calendars regarding school closings.
Preschool Tuition Plan
This payment plan is optional and is provided for your convenience. A $100 non-refundable deposit for residents and $125 deposit for non-residents is due at the time of registration. It is included in your preschool fee but is not reflected in the balance of the payment plan
A full refund minus the deposit is honored until June 30. A 50% refund is available from July 1 through August 1. No refunds are made available after this date for the duration of the school year unless the program is cancelled by the park district, a written doctor’s excuse is presented, or the child has special needs that cannot be met by the preschool staff.