top of page


The West Chicago Park District's early childhood programs are designed to provide quality education and developmentally appropriate activities for children. The programs aim to promote physical, social, emotional, and cognititive growth, and to help prepare children for success in school and beyond.


Questions regarding our early childhood programs can be directed to Pam Schiavoni, Recreation Supervisor, at 630-231-9474 or

KEPPLER LC Logo Color_color idea.png
Keppler Preschool

The West Chicago Park District's Keppler Preschool focuses on the developmental needs of children from three to five years old. Keppler Preschool is designed to give children the tools and experiences necessary to assure a positive transition to Kindergarten. Our program offers a warm, nurturing, and friendly environment where children can explore, create, and flourish. Socialization skills and independence are developed through a variety of daily skills and exercises. Our philosophy is that all children learn through hands-on experiences, exploration and positive interactions with others. Every child is unique and will develop at their own pace. Keppler Preschool fosters an environment that will help all children succeed emotionally, physically, and socially. Keppler Preschool is held at Zone250 (250 W. National Street).

Registration, Payment, and Additional Information

Children must be age appropriate for the program in which they are being enrolled in by September 1, 2023. There is a $75 fee per child due at the time of registration to secure your child's place in the program. This fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. Take advantage of our convenient monthly EFT (Electronic Fund Transfer) payment plan where payments are automatically withdrawn from your credit or debit card on the first of the month (September through May). School calendar, supply lists, and Parent Handbook will be emailed to parents as the school year approaches.

Off 2 School

Off 2 School focuses on Preschool readiness skills such as walking in a line, taking turns, listening, circle time, following directions, sharing, and participating in clean-up time. Emphasis is placed on socialization skills as well as building self-confidence and self-esteem. Students do not need to be potty trained, but parents must be available to come back to the ARC Center within 20 minutes in case of an accident.

For more information, please contact us by using the form below.

Your message has been sent. Thank you.

bottom of page