The Apple Program

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The best view to the “world of learning” for your child starts with the Glenview Park District’s Early Childhood classes for three and four-year-olds. Our program is designed to give your child the tools and experiences he/she needs to assure a positive transition to kindergarten and beyond. Open a Window of Opportunity for Your Child.

Tours and Open House

Parents of prospective students are welcome to make an appointment for a tour of the Early Childhood classrooms for three and four year olds. To make an appointment for a tour, please call Park Center Early Childhood office at 224-521-2502.

Learning through Play

The Apple Program aligns with the Illinois Early Learning Standards. The 4’s also follow the “Handwriting Without Tears” curriculum. At the same time, we use our “Learning Through Play” philosophy to fulfill a balanced and progressive curriculum. Park Center Early Childhood classes:

  • Encourage your child to explore, discover, problem-solve and build self-esteem
  • Utilize individual and group activities to develop social, emotional, language and cognitive skills
  • Feature developmentally appropriate, non-biased activities following weekly themes
  • Provide learning centers in science, math, drama, language, reading, music, art and construction
  • Include special guests and field trips to Historic Wagner Farm, The Grove, Splash Landings and more!

Staffed for Success

  • Our highly trained staff is dedicated to enhancing your child’s kindergarten readiness skills
  • Staff are CPR/AED certified and trained on EpiPen and various allergies
  • Staff attend regular curriculum meetings and pursue continuing education courses and workshops to stay current in the field.

State-of-the-Art Facility

  • Strict safety guidelines and sign-in procedures
  • All classrooms equipped with development-appropriate center areas and toys to enhance cognitive gross and fine motor skills

Good preparation is the key to a successful outcome. Start your child off right in our Early Childhood program.

Please Note: The Early Childhood wing is a nut-safe environment.

The Apple Program 2019-2020 School Year

School Year: 9/2/2019 – 5/11/2020. Appropriate entry age by 9/1/2019.
Nonresident fees are 25% more than resident fees up to a maximum of $100.

3 Year Olds

Age: 3 yrs. by 9/1/19 and toilet-trained (Pull Ups are not an option.)

Teacher/Child Ratio: 1:10

Our expanded curriculum highlights the social and emotional development of the child along with the physical and intellectual development of a 3-year-old. The 3’s will follow specific goals and readiness skills preparing them for the 4’s program.

ID# No. of days Hours
per class
Time Resident Full Tuition
(incl. $195 reg. fee)
Resident Installment
(9 pmts.)
1030030-H 3 days (M/W/F) 3 9 a.m.-12 p.m. $3,189 $332.67
1030030-I 2 days (T/Th) 3 9 a.m.-12 p.m. $2,138 $215.89

4 Year Olds

Age: 4 yrs. by 9/1/19 and toilet-trained

Teacher/Child Ratio: 1:10

The 4’s curriculum has been developed to meet the specific skills needed in preparing a child for kindergarten. Our program is challenging and ever-expanding. It includes readiness in reading, literature, writing, math, science, art, music, listening/speaking, gross/fine motor skills, social and emotional readiness. The 4’s also follow the “Handwriting without Tears” curriculum.

ID# No. of days Hours
per class
Time Resident Full Tuition
(incl. $195 reg. fee)
Resident Installment
(9 pmts. incl $4.75 per mo. service fee)
1030040-A 4 days (M-Th) 3 9 a.m.-12 p.m. $5,141 $549.56

2019-2020 The Apple Program Year

The 2019-20 school year begins the week of September 2, 2019, ends the week of May 11, 2020 and follows the District 34 school calendar for non-attendance days. We strictly adhere to our entry age requirements for The Apple Program. Nonresident fees are 25% higher up to a maximum of $100 additional than shown here. All Apple Program classes are held at Park Center, 2400 Chestnut Avenue. To observe a class or arrange a brief tour by appointment only, please call the Early Childhood Office at 224-521-2502.

Registration and Payment Information

Registration packets are available at the front desk of Park Center. Registration begins January 17, 2019.

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  1. Fill out a separate registration form with required paperwork. Forms are located at Park Center Front Desk. Do not include other program registrations on this form.
  2. Submit a COPY of the child’s birth certificate. (Registration cannot be processed without a copy of the certificate). Failure to submit all paperwork will prevent enrollment. We do not “HOLD” registration packets in the meantime.
  3. PAYMENT OPTIONS: A $195 registration fee is collected at the time of registration and will be applied to your total program fee. It is non-refundable and parents acknowledge this by signing the registration form. At the time of registration, choose one of two methods for payment:
    • Payment in full (either by check or by deduction from checking account or credit/debit card)
    • Payment Plan. You may pay the tuition monthly by signing up for the plan. Monthly payments will only be accepted through a deduction to your checking account or credit/debit card. Most payment plans begin on July 1, 2019 and continue through March 1, 2020. Charges will be activated on the credit card or checking account you submitted at the time of registration.
  4. Withdrawing from The Apple Program. The Registration Fee of $195 is non-refundable. Withdrawal from the program starting July 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019 will result in an additional retention of 25% of the monthly tuition for the class. Withdrawal from September 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019 will result in an additional retention of 50% of the monthly tuition for the class.
  5. Submit all items listed in steps 1-3 to Park Center, 2400 Chestnut Ave. Packets will be stamped with date and time of delivery. Incomplete and missing forms, including birth certificates, will result in processing delays and will not be held to secure a spot in a class!