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Yorkville Parks and Recreation Parker's Playtime Preschool and Child Development Programs



The Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department provides several programs that will provide children with intellectual stimulation and social interaction in a clean, safe, and healthy environment through meaningful, appropriate, and playful experiences!  Below are a few of the many programs and classes we offer.  For more information on our programs view our Early Childhood Brochure, or to learn more about specific classes and to see a complete list of our offerings please go to our registration website.


Pre-Preschool Program Ages 2-3

Are you signing your child up for Preschool next year? This program is designed to introduce your child to the daily and weekly routine of preschool.  Each week will include curriculum that is based on our Parker's Playtime Preschool program which focuses on children's overall developmental needs by providing a stimulating environment through hands-on experiences and play.  Activities are adapted to meet the needs of this age group!  Due to popular demand spaces fill up quickly, so please call for availability and more information. 


Session 1:  Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:45-10:15am

                   Price:  $100R/$110NR (Monthly)

Session 2:  Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:45-10:00am

                   Price:  $65R/$75NR (Monthly)

Session 3:  Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:15-11:30am

                   Price:  $65R/$75NR (Monthly)

Session 4:  Mondays and Wednesdays 10:30-11:45am

                   Price:  $65R/$75NR (Monthly)



Welcome to the Yorkville Parks & Recreation Department’s Parker’s Playtime Preschool. The Preschool program is designed for children between the ages of 3-5 years. The program focuses on your child’s overall developmental needs. We provide a stimulating environment through hands- on experiences, to improve creativity, develop a positive self-image, foster language, science and mathematics development and sharpen fine and gross motor skills. Through our Parker’s Playtime Preschool program your child will discover play and sharing while preparing him/her emotionally, socially, physically and intellectually for entrance into public or private school programs.

Preschool Registration Packet (2015-2016)

Three-Year Old Program

(Must Be Three By September 1, 2015)

Morning Session Only: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 – 11:15am

Tuition: $110R/$120NR (Monthly for 9 Months)

Four-Year Old Program

(Must Be Four By September 1, 2015)

Morning Session Only: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 9:00 – 11:15am

Tuition: $160R/$175NR (Monthly for 9 Months)



Our five day a week program will help your child build the skills needed for attending school all day!  Students in this program will participate in a wide variety of activities to help them make a smooth transition into kindergarten.  The Jr Kindergarten program focuses on writing and fine motor control, word families, sight words, adding and subtracting, waiting and taking turns, working independently, and following directions. 


Jr. Kindergarten (Ages 4-5)

(Must Be Four By September 1, 2015)

Afternoon Session Only:  Monday through Friday, 12:30-2:45pm

Tuition:  $215R/$225NR (Monthly for 9 Months)



To register in the Parker's Playtime Preschool Program, complete the Preschool Registration Packet (2015-2016) and return it to the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department’s ARC Building (201 W. Hydraulic Ave, Yorkville).  Registration begins on the following dates:

Yorkville Residents:  Monday, January 5

Nonresidents:  Monday, January 12


Currently enrolled students in Parker’s Playtime Preschool or in Ready, Set, Go may register starting Monday, December 8. 

Parker’s Playtime Preschool welcomes new students throughout the year. For more information or to check availability for the current School Year, please call 630-553-4357.



ARC Building - 201 W. Hydraulic Ave, Yorkville


If you would like to visit Parker’s Playtime Preschool or the Jr. Kindergarten, please call Rhian Harmon at

630-553-4357 to schedule an appointment.


Parker’s Playtime Preschool

Lead Teacher:  Rhian Harmon


Phone:  630-553-4357


Rhiannon Harmon - Lead Instructor
Heather Semmler
Karen Hurt
Lisa Dempsey
Cindy Vaca


Parker's Playtime Preschool and Ready Set Go classes will be cancelled in the case of inclement weather and follow the lead of the area's schools. Please listen to 107.1 FM WSPY for our school closing announcement or call the Recreation Office at 630-553-4357.


Parker's Playtime Preschool and Ready Set Go classes will be cancelled in the case of inclement weather and follow the lead of the area's schools. Parents will be notified via Class Messenger.  You may also listen to 107.1 FM WSPY for our school closing announcement, check our facebook page, or call the Recreation Office at 630-553-4357.


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