Frequently Asked Questions

Schoolhouse Adventures 3’s and Pre-K Preschool

Q. My child doesn’t turn 3 until mid-April; can he/she join the 3’s class in April?

As long as space is available, your child may join the 3’s class once they turn 3. If they do not turn 3 until the middle/end of a month, they may not join at the beginning of the month, but you will be issued a pro-rated rate as the child cannot join until they are of age.

Q. My child turns 3 in October, but I would like him/her to start at the beginning of the school year in September with the rest of the class, can I enroll him/her?

Unfortunately, your child must turn 3 by the time they are enrolled. As long as space is available, you may enroll them in October once they are 3 years old.

Q. My child is currently in the 3’s class, but he/she turns 4 in December. May I transfer my child to the 4’s/5’s class when they turn 4?

As long as space is available, your child may be transferred into the 4’s and 5’s class, acknowledging the price increase and difference in learning materials. While we would encourage keeping your child in the 3’s class, you have the final decision.

Q. Our family is going on vacation and my child will be missing a few classes this month. Can we get a pro-rated fee for this month since my child will be gone?

Unfortunately we do not create pro-rated amounts if a child misses classes due to illnesses or vacations.

Q. Do you offer full-day preschool or childcare?

We do not offer full-day preschool or childcare. We may, however, offer lunch programs or enrichment classes where children can stay longer throughout the day in another program.

Q. Can I stop by and see the preschool?

An appointment must be made to get a tour of preschool during preschool class hours. Please contact the Park District Manager at 847.223.7275 to set up an appointment.

Q. Are you play-focused or academic-focused?

We are both! The 3’s class is play focused with some academics, and the Pre-K class is both academic and play focused. Please visit our Classes page for more information about each specific class.

Q. What does your daily schedule look like?

Each class has their own daily tentative schedule that they follow each day. Both the 3’s and 4’s class includes in their daily schedule: circle time, story time, arts and crafts, free play, music and movement, snack time, center and small group activities, and outdoor play (weather permitting). Please download our Schoolhouse Adventures Preschool Parent Handbook 2024-2025 for more detailed information.

Q. How long has Schoolhouse Adventures Community Preschool been open?

Wildwood Park District has offered the preschool program for 30+ years.

Q. Do I need to send my child with outdoor clothes everyday?

Yes, we are always ready to go outside, rain, snow or shine! Please dress your child appropriately for the weather. You may bring snow boots/gear in a separate bag during the winter. Close-toed shoes are a must.

Q. Do I need to send my child with any supplies?

We ask that each child bring a full-size backpack each day so they can put all their artwork/learning materials inside to take home, as well as any information from the teacher/program. All other snacks and supplies are provided. Please do not bring in any outside supplies from home in an effort to keep our staff and kids safe and healthy.

Q. Does the preschool go on any field trips during the school year?

There are currently no planned trips. Based on evolving circumstances, the class may be able to walk to Willow Point Park or do a bike ride when conditions change. Preschool children in our program typically do not do outside field trips even during normal school years.

Q. What is your teacher to student ratio for each class?

Our teacher to student ratio is typically 1:7, but may be even less depending on how many kids are in class.

Q. Does my child need to bring a snack or drink to school each day?

A snack will be provided for your child each day.  We ask that each child is provided a water bottle from home to bring each day. We will also have water bottles available if the need arises.

Q. What holidays is the preschool closed during the year?

We follow most holidays that the Woodland School District 50 follows, such as Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, and Spring Break/Winter Break. Your child will receive a Days Off Calendar at the beginning of the year for your reference in the Parent Packet.

Q. Does my child have to be fully toilet trained to begin preschool?

Yes! If your child is 3 before September 1st and is still working on toilet training, a special exception may be made. For approval, you must speak with the Park District Manager.

Q. Do you have any classes for ages younger than 3 years old?

Please check out the current Wildwood Park District Brochure for up-to-date information on classes at

Q. When are monthly payments due?

Monthly tuition payments are due the 1st of the month.

Q. What if I am late on my preschool tuition?

Monthly tuition payments are due the 1st of the month. In accordance with our grace period, any tuition payments received on or after the 5th of the month will incur a $15 late fee to be made payable along with the current monthly tuition. Nonpayment of your full monthly tuition and/or the late fee by the 5th day of the following month, without prior arrangements with the Park District Manager, will result in withdrawal of your child from the Schoolhouse Adventures Preschool program immediately.

If you have further questions, please call the main office at 847.223.7275 or email

The Schoolhouse Adventures Community Preschool is located inside the Wildwood Park District Rule House.

Wildwood Park District
33325 N. Sears Blvd.
Wildwood, IL 60030

Office Phone: 847.223.7275
Office Fax: 847.223.2820