Learning Center Preschoolat Diamond Lake Recreation Center ( for ages 3 to Pre-K)
While Learning Center is closed, you can watch online preschool with Mrs. Chin: Preschool Lessons
Learning Center Preschool programs are designed to provide education through recreation and give children the opportunity to grow emotionally, intellectually, and socially. These programs are recommended by local school districts for kindergarten readiness. Preschool classes are in session from mid-September to mid-May.
Our goal is to prepare your child for their first elementary school experience by developing their self-confidence, independence, and cooperation. There is age-appropriate outdoor play equipment, extended class times, and more.
About Our Programs
For Ages 3 – 4
In these programs, the major objective is developing socialization skills. Through games, stories and group activities, children develop self-awareness and fundamental skills such as cooperation, listening, sharing and interacting with peers. Alphabet, numbers, shapes, and colors are introduced. Children must be at least age 3 by September 1. Children must be toilet trained.
For Ages 4 – 5
These theme-based programs includes an introduction to the alphabet (letter recognition and sounds), art, musical activities, manipulatives, number recognition, and the mastery of shapes, and colors. The development of small and large motor skills is also practiced daily. Children must be at least age 4 by September 1.
This half-day class meets four days a week. There is the same emphasis as the programs for ages 4 to 5, with additional time spent on language, math, writing, science, and social studies. Children must be at least age 4 by September 1.
Come learn with us! Activities include:
- Creative Art
- Singing & Rhythm
- Stories & Finger Plays
- Free Play
- Circle Time & Sharing
- Library Time
- Language Development
- Special Events, Field Trips & more!
For convenience, monthly tuition payments are broken down into a deposit plus 8 equal payments. Twenty percent (deposit) is due at registration. Payments are due the first of each month beginning September 1, and ending with April. No refunds after December 1.
A signed waiver must be on file with the Park District prior to the start of class. Information packets are mailed in late August.