Little Acorn Academy Preschool

The 2019-20 school-year marked the inaugural year in the renovated Johnston Recreation Center preschool classrooms. The Park District is excited to provide our youngest residents with a state-of-the-art facility that promotes a safe and positive learning environment. 

Little Acorn Academy encourages the development of a well-balanced child. We offer a comprehensive readiness-for-school program addressing physical, emotional, social and intellectual needs. Our goal is to creatively and effectively teach students socialization, fine and gross motor skills, and basic academics including language arts, math, science and art.

For additional information please call us at (630) 529-3650 and visit us to see why our program is so outstanding.

2021-22 Preschool Registration Packet


  • Experienced and caring staff
  • Secure early childhood wing and classrooms
  • Stimulating environment
  • Age-appropriate technology
  • Kindergarten readiness curriculum
  • Indoor gym & outdoor playground
  • Extended Day option
  • Monthly special events and themes
  • Pre-kindergarten graduation ceremony

Eligibility (2021-22)

  • Intro to Preschool students must be 2 ½ by Sept. 30, 2021
  • Tiny Tots students must be 3 by Sept. 1, 2021
  • Pre-kindergarten students must be 4 by Sept. 1, 2021
  • All children must be potty-trained and able to take care of their own bathroom needs.

Registration Dates (2021-22)

Registration is accepted according to the dates below. Fill out the forms and return to the Johnston Recreation Center, 172 S. Circle Ave., Bloomingdale. Forms may be faxed, mailed or dropped off in person.

March 3-10: Returning Students
March 12-22: New Resident Students
March 24-31: Returning Non-Resident Students and Grandparents
April 2: Open Registration

Little Acorns at Home

Little Acorns at Home is an extension of  Little Acorn Academy, designed especially for children to learn at home with adult supervision. Our Little Acorns who participate from home experience the same curriculum goals as in-person students. Miss Terri prepares at-home activities that encourage the development of fine and gross motor skills, and basic academics including language arts, math, science, and art. Theme days are incorporated throughout the program. Every week, Little Acorns receive a book or special activity to enhance the experience.
An at home school supply list will be sent to all students prior to the first week of at home school. 

Little Acorns at Home is located under Early Childhood on the registration site.

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