Looking for Preschool in Naperville

Updated on February 26, 2006
H.S. asks from Naperville, IL
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We will be moving to the Chicago area in early March and would like to have a preschool lined up for the rest of the year. Any help would be appreciated. The school info. we were given is as follows: Blanch Graham Elementary, Crone Middle and Nequa Valley High in District 204.

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K.

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Hello H.,
My son attends Little Blessings at 103rd and Book roads. I think it has been great and I don't think you are too far from there. There is also a YMCA and a great library on 95th. The Dupage Children's museum is always fun and member ship is reasonable. Hope this helps, we were new to this area in June. I know how you feel. Let me know if you want to have a play date or have more questions.
Sincerely,
K.

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A.P.

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Welcome to the area H.. Naperville is a
great place to raise your children. My son goes to Prairie Children Preschool which is part of the 204 school district and I would highly recommend it. Their website is www.ipsd.org for more info. Also some activities we do during the cold winter months include going to the play areas in the Fox Valley Mall or Odyssey Fun World in Aurora, or Yorktown Mall in Lombard. A Lot of moms also sign up their kids for activities and programs offered by the park district. Please email me with any more questions on anything. Since you're new to the area I am sure it can be overwhelming, especially with two young kids.

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P.

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Downtown Naperville is alot of fun in the summer. The Riverwalk is very nice and all the little shops. Go to the Ribfest and the Last Fling in summer. Good luck and have fun in Chicago it's a great city!!!!Naperville is a nice place to live.

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J.

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Hi H.:
I just moved to Naperville/Plainfield area with the same schools as you. I have a 3 year old son and 6 year old daughter (morning kindergarten at Graham)and through this network is how I found the preschool for my son. He just started last week and LOVES it. We grabbed the only morning spot, but there are a couple of afternoon spots left for the balance of the year, and they just began open enrollment for fall '06. The school is Peaceful Hearts and it's located at Rt.126 & Rt.59 (only takes me 10 minutes from 111th & 59 to get there. Very small school, but very personal and academically challenging. The director is Marajean Block and you can reach her at ###-###-####. I checked out about 5-6 preschools in this area before deciding on Peaceful Hearts. Good luck.
Kind regards,
J. Porter

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H.

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We are currently visiting pre-schools. I think there must be a million! I heard Peter Pan on 75th street is nice. I'm newly a stay at home mom and just moved to Lisle last summer from another Chicago suburb. Feel free to look us up. I have a 2.5 yr old and a 6mo. old.

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S.

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The schools you were naming seems like you would be on the south side of town. My ex-husband is in ashbury and I am in mission oaks.Both are south of 75th. My son is in Knowledge Beginnings which is on the south side of 75th just east of Naper/plainfield and west of Modaff. I have checked out almost every preschool in the area and this one is amazing. their curriculum is very good, they have a very low turnover rate with teachers, which some of the other ones seem to be every few months. Hope that helps.

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J.

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Hi H.,
Welcome to Naperville :) We just moved here this past June. I have an almost 4 year old daughter and a 2.5 year old son...and Fastrackids of Naperville one day a week. It's pretty structured and they learn cool stuff about how life works rather than the typical A,B,C's and numbers, etc. It's pricey for just one day a week...about the same as any 2 day a week preschool in the area. For this year, it has been great for a number of reasons. I also know of Little Blessings at Alleluia Lutheran church but it's full...though very impressive. Calvary Church also has one that is taking registrations in March, I think. The Naperville YMCA on 95th street has a preschool as well. I don't know the numbers but could get them if you can't find them on the net. We live in north Plainfield, just south of Naperville...but if you need anything when you move, please let me know...can just keep my email. I'm from here originally...went to high school in Naperville, but just moved back after 6 years on the East coast. Actually heading out to Phoenix and Sedona on Thursday...

Blessings,
J. Howard (mom to Alexa and Nate and baby #3)

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C.

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Hi H.,

My son has attended Wheatland Salem Christian Academy (corner of Book Rd. & 95th St) for two years and we LOVE it! They are listed in the Mamasource directory. Class size of 10 students and they have wonderful teachers. My daughter will be attending next year. I live in the Ashbury subdivision and I'm pretty sure you'll be nearby so that should be pretty convenient for you. Another one that I've heard good things about is called Little Blessings Preschool. It is on Book Road and I can't remember what the church is called that it's affiliated with... They combine their 4 & 5 year olds in the classrooms which my friend actually liked but that didn't sound like what my child needed. There is also a preschool that I would NOT recommend-- Zion Lutheran on Book Rd. They are more focused on playtime... Don't even waste your time looking at that one. There is also a preschool called Kensington that is up at 75th and Book that I know that people have liked but it is more expensive and not that much better than the others. I hope that this helps you! Email me other questions about the area if you need... I have been here for a while so I can help with lots of stuff! :) C.

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R.C.

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Im not sure exactly where you are so Ill give you two referrals. Our children went to both and one still continues to go he is four. There is Creme de la Creme in Warrenville and the one our son goes to currently is Compass school on Hobson in Naperville. Im not sure how far the drive will be-you can call me at ###-###-####. I can give you more info about Naperville (fun things etc). Funny you coming from Arizona. We are hoping to move there in the next yr to yr and a half-I may be contacting you one day :) R.'

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M.M.

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Welcome to the area. All of those schools are really good. I am a property manager and own a few homes in the area. All of my tenants are happy with the schools thier children are in. If you need a real estate agent I would recommend Keith Watkins in Naperville . I use him to purchase homes in Naperville. I have been buying and selling thru him for the past 4 years. His number is ###-###-####. I recommend a phone call to him. Once you talk to him you will relize he know his stuff. Hope this helps. M.

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