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Learning Ladders Preschool Registration Starts February 1st!

Attend PDLG's Learning Ladders open house on Jan. 16 or 19 for a sneak peak!

My, how time flies!

Yesterday, you were holding your little one in your arms for the first time. Today, he's a running all around the house with plenty of gusto to burn. Before you know it, he'll be donning a cap and gown and heading off to college.

Help lay the foundation for your child's success by enrolling him or her in our Learning Ladders Preschool!

The Park District of La Grange has two upcoming opportunities for parents to gain a sneak peak at the preschool for the 2013-14 school year.

The preschool, located at Gilbert Park (41st and Gilbert Ave., La Grange) and the PDLG Recreation Center (536 East Ave., La Grange), will have an open house on Wednesday, Jan. 16 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at both facilities.

"Our open house gives parents the opportunity to meet our teachers, view our facilities and see what we have to offer your child," said Diana Faught, early childhood supervisor for the park district. "If you are considering enrolling your child for the 2013-14 school year, this is your chance to see what Learning Ladders Preschool has to offer."

Registration for the 2013-14 school year begins on Feb. 1 for residents of La Grange and Countryside and Feb. 8 for non residents. Each class is limited to 12 to 15 children, and classes usually fill up quickly, so parents are urged to register their children as soon as possible.

Teachers write lesson plans that follow the Illinois Early Learning Standards, and programs are divided by age. For  2½ to 3 year olds, Learning Ladders offers three different options. Beginner Brown Bears meets on Monday and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Gilbert Park Building, while Beginner Black Bears (Gilbert Park Building) and Little Lions (Recreation Center) meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Older students meet from 12:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. at Gilbert Park, with Middle Monkeys (ages 3 to 4) meeting on Tuesday and Thursday and Tall Tigers (ages 3½ to 5) meeting Monday, Wednesday, Friday.

For more information about Learning Ladders, including the instructors, program codes  and tuition, see pages 14-15 of the Park District of La Grange's Winter/Spring brochure or log on to www.pdlg.org/preschool.

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