Call (708) 352-1762 or visit the Park District of La Grange Recreation Center at 536 East Ave in La Grange to Register.


La Grange U is a recreation program designed to meet the physical, social, intellectual, and creative needs of children ages 2 1/2 to 5 years. It is based on the premise that children learn through play. Play serves as a “child’s work”, a time when new discoveries and friendships are made. Through play, children learn to communicate with words, express feelings, explore, create, problem solve, make decisions, and much, much more. In addition to creative free play there will be a balance of teacher-directed group activities that focus on academics. Introduction and exposure to letters, numbers, colors, shapes, and other beginning concepts occurs. Our teaching staff creates and implements lesson plans based on Illinois Early Learning Standards.

Our primary goal at La Grange U is that children learn through socialization and play-based activities. Our secondary goal is that children are exposed to different academics such as reading readiness skills, letters, numbers, shapes and colors. Throughout the school year your child will have numerous opportunities to:

*Develop a sense of security in group situations.

*Develop respect for others.

*Establish routines, patterns and sharing behavior.

*Learn problem-solving skills.

*Learn correct use, respect and responsibility for materials and equipment.

*Explore the surrounding environment.

*Provide a fun, happy and safe environment for all participants.

We have a variety of play areas and materials to help us accomplish these objectives. A child’s first social experience should be positive and enjoyable. Our La Grange U Preschool is a happy and safe place for these first experiences to begin. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the program at any time, please contact Brandon Diaz, Recreation Supervisor, at (708) 352-1762.
Preschool News
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