Current Program Offerings



Our preschool is licensed by DCFS, the Department of Children and Family Services. This program offers the ideal environment for you and your preschooler. Imagine your child being inspired daily by dedicated teachers, meeting new friends, singing, dancing, creating art, and much more! Our Creative Curriculum is organized by weekly themes, which promotes development in different areas through the use of play. Curriculum includes literacy, music, dramatic play, math, science, small motor and large motor. Through these areas of curriculum, children develop academically, physically, and socially/emotionally.VPD PreschoolTeachers use Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards to plan weekly themes with reasonable expectations of children's development in the preschool years. These standards are aligned to the Illinois Kindergarten Standards and Common Core State Standards to promote readiness for Kindergarten. Teachers also use the Get Set for School Readiness and Writing Curriculum for Pre-K. This program addresses children's diverse learning styles in fun, engaging, and unique multisensory lessons. These lessons also provide support for struggling students and strategies for English Language Learners. Lessons address general readiness, alphabet knowledge, letter/number recognition and formation, counting, drawing, shapes, and colors.

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Preschool Locations and Offerings

Bataan Preschool Bulger Preschool Veterans Park Preschool

1220 N. 9th Ave.
Melrose Park

  • Half day 9 a.m.-Noon or 1-4 p.m.
  • Before Care 8-9 a.m.
  • 2, 3, or 5 day options

1601 Hirsch
Melrose Park

  • Full day 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Before Care 8-9 a.m.
  • 2, 3, or 5 day options

112 N Wolf Road

  • Half day 9 a.m.-Noon or 1-4 p.m.
  • Before Care 8-9 p.m.
  • 2, 3, or 5 day options


Preschool Registration

Registration Locations:

• Grant Park, 44 W. Golfview Dr., Northlake
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

• George A. Leoni Complex, 800 N. 17th Ave., Melrose Park
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.


Parents must complete a registration packet before a child is allowed to register. Packets are available at our Bulger Park, Grant Park, and Leoni Complex facilities. You may also download our parent packet. The following checklist is due at registration:
• Completed Registration Packet
• Child's Birth Certificate
• Current Physical and Medical Requirements (found in registration packet)
• A picture ID or utility bill with name and current address
• Child must be 3 years old by Sept. 1st and potty trained
• Non-refundable $100 Registration Fee required

Additional Information

• Fun Family Events throughout the year!
• Parent–teacher conferences twice a year
• Portfolios and assessments to demonstrate your child's growth and development
• All teachers are CPR and First Aid certified
• Full day and half day options available
• Illinois Action For Children Accepted


Check out Veterans Park Preschool Curriculum arrow here.

For further questions or to make an appointment for a classroom tour please call preschool director at (708) 731-5290.