Your child will love our program, which emphasizes the ‘FUN’damentals of learning. Emphasis is placed on the whole development of early childhood learning with focus on cognitive, social-emotional, and physical development. Our curriculum incorporates the kindergarten preparation skills desired by kindergarten teachers of our local school districts. The children will explore everyday subjects through a variety of activities such as math skills, science, reading readiness, shapes, colors, music, art, motor development and free play. Peer group interaction is stressed, as it is essential for children. The Totschool program operates in accordance with most of the School District 68 schedule, and begins in September and runs through May . For health and sanitary reasons, all participants must be toliet trained and out of diapers.
2018-2019 Registration Dates
Monday, April 2, 2018: Priority registration for those enrolled in the previous year of Totschool begins
Monday, April 16, 2018: Resident registration begins at 5 pm through 7:00 pm at the Community Center and is taken on a first-come, first-served basis.
Monday, April 23, 2018: Nonresident registration begins at 5 pm through 7:00 pm at the Community Center and is taken on a first-come, first-served basis.
Full refunds (less $5.00 administration fee) are available through July 27. Starting August 1 only a 50% refund will be given if the spot is filled. If the spot is not filled, the enrollment fee will be forfeited.
What residents need to bring to register their child for Totschool:
Completed Registration Form
-Code #1474 M/W/F Mornings
-Code #1475 M/W/F Afternoons
-Code #1472 T/Th Mornings
-Code #1473 T/Th Afternoons
-$125(R)/$188(N) for M/W/F program
-$99(R)/$149 for Tu/Th program
If you would like information about our Totschool, please call the Preschool Supervisor, Amelia Lozano at
About the Pre-K 3-Day Program
Children must be 4 years old by September 1, 2018. Classrooms have 21 children and three teachers per classroom (1:7 teacher/student ratio). The morning class meets 9:00-11:25 am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and the afternoon class meets 12:00-2:25 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
About the 3 & 4-Year-Old Program
Children must be 3 years old by September 1, 2018. Classrooms have 18 children and three teachers per classroom (1:6 teacher/student ratio). The morning class meets 9:00-11:25 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays and the afternoon class meets 12:00-2:25 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Jolly Phonics, the curriculum for the 3 & 4-year-old program, is a thorough foundation for reading and writing. It uses the synthetic phonics method of teaching the letter sounds in a way that is fun and multi-sensory. Children learn how to use the letter sounds to read and write. Independent studies find that after one year's teaching, children taught with Jolly Phonics have an average reading age about 12 months ahead of their actual age.
Totchool Teacher Bios
Please note that important information regarding the Totschool Open House and the first days of school is in the Parent Letter for your child’s designated school day.
2018-2019 Parent Handbook
2018-2019 Parent Letter for M/W/F class
2018-2019 Parent Letter for Tu/Th class
2018-2019 Totschool Calendar (Updated 2018-2019 Calendar to come.)
Autocharge Payment Plan Agreement
Totschool Student Information
State of Illinois Department of Human Services Certificate of Child Health Examination