Please click here to access the Preschool Application for Next Year, 2024-2025.

Applications will be accepted from Thursday, February 1st through Thursday, March 21st. All completed applications received after March 21st will be added to the waitlist.

Admittance into our preschool program is based on a variety of factors and is not through a first come, first served approach. 

All preschool applicants must reside in Niles ESD 71 boundaries and be 3 years old by Sept. 1st.

Applicants will be notified by email as to whether the child is admitted to the program by Friday, April 26, 2024.

Please review the flyer for more information.

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!


For More Information:
Ms. Laura Guarraci
Director of Student Services
Mrs. Carol Provost
Administrative Assistant
847-966-9280 x1110