Applications for this school year, 2021-2022, are no longer being accepted. If you'd like to be added to the waitlist, please click here.
Applications for next school year, 2022-2023, are not yet open. The application will open in February.
All preschool applicants must reside in Niles ESD 71 boundaries and be 3 years old by Sept. 1st.
Early Childhood Program
Niles School District 71 offers a free, half-day early childhood program for children aged 3 to 5.
This is a 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.
Please feel free to contact the office for more information. We look forward to seeing your little ones soon!