Come see what VPD Preschool has to offer!

VPD Preschool Open House • Saturday, March 9 10 AM-12 PM Veterans Park District Preschool
112 N Wolf Road, Northlake
10 AM-12 PM

Bulger Preschool
1601 Hirsch Street, Melrose Park
10 AM-12 PM

Come join our teaching staff at our Open House! You will be able to explore the classroom, learn about our curriculum, take home registration information and ask questions about the upcoming 2019-2020 preschool year.

Please call (708) 731-5290 for more information. Hope to see you there!

Current Program Offerings

A group of sutdents at Veterans Park District Preschoolool <empty>Veterans Park District currently has preschool openings! If your child is between the ages of 3 and 5 years old (must have been 3 by September 1st), and potty trained, your child would qualify for preschool!

We currently have two preschools in Melrose Park and one preschool in Northlake. We offer Full and Half Day classes.

Please contact the Preschool Director for additional information or to schedule a tour. For more information call (708) 731-5290.


Kids playing at VPD preschoolOur 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.

Teachers 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.

Preschool Locations and Offerings

Bataan Preschool Bulger Preschool Veterans Park Preschool

1220 N. 9th Ave.
Melrose Park

  • Half Day 9-12pm
  • Before Care 8-9 am
  • 3 day option M W F

1601 Hirsch
Melrose Park

  • Full Day 9 – 4pm
  • Before Care 8-9 am
  • 2, 3, or 5 day options

112 N Wolf Road

  • Half Day 9-12 or 1-4 pm
  • Before Care 8-9 am
  • 2, 3, or 5 day options

Preschool kids playing Pricing

Preschool Registration

Registration Locations:

• Grant Park, 44 W. Golfview Dr., Northlake
Monday-Friday 8 am-8 pm
Saturday 8 am-6 pm
Sunday Closed
• George A. Leoni Complex, 800 N. 17th Ave., Melrose Park
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9 am-8 pm
Tuesday, Thursday 9 am-10 pm
Saturday 7 am-7 pm
Sunday 10 am-3 pm

Registration Requirements:

Parents must complete a registration packet before a child is allowed to register. Packets are available at our Grant Park, and Leoni Complex facilities. You may also download our parent packet from the download section below.

The following checklist is due at registration: 
• Completed Registration Packet
• Child’s Birth Certificate
• Current Physical and Medical Requirements
• 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 will be required

Downloads (pdf):

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 (please call the preschool director for application)


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.