Early Childhood & Preschool

The Park District also offers a wide range of Early Childhood and Preschool programs that meet the needs of each child. Learn more about the enrichening options we can provide for your child below!

Natalie KurekContact
(708) 725-2155

Program Supervisor – Early Childhood

Early Childhood Enrichment Programs

The Park District offers a wide range of Early Childhood Enrichment 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.


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 community. Austin Gardens Environmental Education Center, as well as Carroll and Stevenson Centers play host to the 2020-21 school year programs.  Learn more about our preschool programs here.

Cubhouse at Stevenson Center:

The Cubhouse is currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. But you can still check it out here! The Indoor Playground  should reopen in 2022.

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