Bilingual Preschool

River Trails School District offers a transitional Bilingual Spanish program for preschool children ages 3-5. The class will be held at the River Trails Early Learning Center at Parkview.  This class is offered to those students who speak Spanish at home and have limited English skills. Academic content is taught primarily in Spanish and the goal is for children to become fluent in their native language as they gradually transition into English. Additionally, we like to inform parents that there is an expectation of continuation into our Bilingual Kindergarten and first grade program after preschool so children can become fully fluent in their native language. This is a tuition-free program and meets 4 days a week, AM or PM sessions.

All children who attend this program must be screened first for language proficiency.

Parents must present a birth certificate AND proof of residency at the time of screening. If you do not have the correct documents we cannot screen your child.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call the Early Learning Center. Para Ingles: Dianne Bartlett 224-612-7308

Early Childhood Preschool Program

River Trails School District 26 offers a tuition-based preschool program for typically developing 3 and four year old children who reside within our district. Our unique, integrated services program combines our special education preschool along with a regular preschool to offer a curriculum based on the Illinois Early Learning Standards. The Early Childhood program is staffed by specialized teachers, classroom assistants, and a speech-language therapist. A school psychologist, school social worker, and occupational therapist also work on the team and in the classrooms. Typically developing students benefit from the wide range of activities that focus on emergent literacy and kindergarten readiness. Check out our new Curriculum.

A.M. Session: 8:45-11:15 AM
PM Session: 12:15- 2:45 PM

Cost:   tuition is $2,500 per year- plus a 50.00 snack fee-a payment plan is available.

Children MUST be toilet trained.

We have a limited number of spots available for tuition students. Due to increased interest in our program, a lottery may be held his year to determine student placement in our program. Please call Dianne Bartlett at 224-612-7308 for more information.

ECDEC- Early Childhood Development Enrichment Center

ECDEC serves our District 26 resident children through a state funded grant. ECDEC provides high quality, engaging classroom instruction for 3 and 4 year old children who may be considered at risk in areas such as: poverty level, family structure, second language and other factors. Screening for the ECDEC program is done at the same time and schedule as all of our district programs. Please call 224-612-7308 if you wish to have your child screened. All children must be 3 or 4 at the time of screening.

ECDEC classes will be held at River Trails Middle School . A free bus will be provided from your child's home school to the ELC at Parkview.