Ready for Kindergarten

Ready for Kindergarten is sposnored by a grant through Children's Reading Foundation. Free matierials and training for parents are provided throughout the school year.

Gold Circle of Quality Award

The Preschool for All Program at Wagoner school was recently awarded the Gold Circle of Quality in ExceleRate Illinois. This award was presented on behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and the Illinois Department of Human Services. Click here to learn more about this award!

Pre-K Screening

Preschool Screening Dates: December 2nd, January 13, and May 9th. By APPOINTMENT ONLY Call: (708) 758-4762 to schedule an appointment

Children MUST be screened prior to entering preschool. Screening is by appointment only.

Call (708) 758-4762 to make an appointment.

Preschool For All

Preschool for All is Illinois' promise that all three- and four-year-olds can engage in the early learning experiences they need to succeed in school and in life.

Preschool for All is a high quality program that brings together qualified staff, a proven curriculum and parent involvement to help prepare children for success in school.

Preschool for All is offered at Wagoner School. Children attend for a half day program. While in school, children are provided with learning experiences to develop skills in the areas of communication, cognition, gross and fine motor skills, social skills and emotional development.

There is no cost to parents for Pre-kindergarten.

Children must be screened.

Call: (708) 758-4762 to schedule an appointment

Early Childhood Special Needs Programs

District 168's early childhood also provides a program for children with special needs, including those with needs that are mild to moderate in severity. These delays may occur in the language, social/emotional, gross motor, fine motor or school readiness areas. Students may receive services in a self-contained environment, in a blended classroom or in the general education environment. Services to support the child's educational program may include: assistive technology, occupational and physical therapy, school nursing, school psychology, social work, speech and language therapy, hearing and vision services.

If your child is younger than 3 and you have concerns about his/her development, you can call Child & Family Connections #12 at (708) 429-8231 for a free developmental assessment.