Early Childhood Program
Niles School District 71 offers a low-cost, half-day early childhood program for children aged 3 to 5.
This is a nationally recognized, high-quality program with experienced teachers and low student-to-teacher ratios that allows children to learn, explore and grow in a group setting.
Numerous studies point to the importance of early education experiences in childhood development. Our preschool program gives children the best possible start for future success in the primary grades.
Students enrolled in the Culver preschool have the opportunity to explore numerous early learning activities in language and literacy, math, science, music and art. We encourage parents to volunteer, attend parent-child workshops and visit classes.
The early childhood program usually fills up quickly. Students need to be 3 years old by the first day of school, but parents of children whose birthdays are in the fall are encouraged to sign up before the beginning of the school year. Class sizes are limited, and openings are filled as they become available throughout the year.
To enroll your child in the early childhood program, please stop by the Culver office between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. during normal registration hours. All children must complete a screening process prior to enrollment. Screenings for the start of the next school year take place during the prior spring. Parents should place their children on the screening list as soon as possible.
Please feel free to contact the office for more information. We look forward to seeing your little ones soon!