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Our Philosophy

The Deerfield Park District Preschool is a developmental program designed so that children learn to play and play to learn. We believe that through play and problem solving, children learn the basic skills necessary to achieve socially, emotionally, intellectually, physically, and creatively. Our well-rounded curriculum includes opportunities in math, science and nature, literacy, language and listening, dramatic play and daily outdoor play.

The Deerfield Park District Preschool is a not-for-profit early childhood program that is licensed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and is designed to meet or exceed licensing standards. Located in a secured area on the second level of the Jewett Park Community Center, we offer part-time enrollment for children 2 ½ years through 5 years of age. Deerfield Park District Preschool is open from the day after Labor Day through the week before Memorial Day. Our school generally follows the Deerfield School District 109 calendar for vacations, etc.

Little Learners

Enroll in Little Learners if your child is turning three years old by May 1st and ready to attend preschool by themselves.

3 Year Olds

Our 3-Year-Olds course is for children who are turning three years old by September 1st.

Pre-K 4’s

Our Pre-K 4’s class is for children who are turning four by September 1st.

Extend the Day early childhood enrichment

Early childhood programs with the Extend the Day Play logo indicate that children in our Preschool can extend their day of learning. You do not have to be enrolled in Deerfield Park District Preschool to attend these classes.

Discovery Club

Discovery Club complements the Deerfield Preschool curriculum. It includes an 11:15 am-12:30 pm enrichment class and a 12:30 – 3 pm journey of discovery into art, literature, science, and fun. This program is open to Deerfield Preschool 2023-2024 Pre-K students only. If space remains, we reserve the right to release open spots to Pre-K students from oth­er schools.