2021-2022 Preschool Meet and Greet - Saturday, March 13

Come join the teaching staff at our Open House! You will be able to explore the classroom, learn about curriculum, take home registration information, and ask questions about the upcoming 2021-2022 preschool year.

Veterans Park Preschool, 112 N Wolf Road, Northlake
10 AM-12 PM - (Reservation required; call (708) 731-5290)

Bulger Preschool, 1601 Hirsch Street, Melrose Park
11 AM-1 PM- (Reservation required; call (708) 731-5290)

Come see what VPD Preschool has to offer! Half off registration fee to those who attend!

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

Current Program Offerings

Preschool kids wearing face masks, sitting outside on a sunny fall day.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!

There are 2 locations for our preschool program. Bulger Preschool in Melrose Park offers Full and Half Days. Veterans Park Preschool in Northlake offers Half Day classes.
Please contact the Preschool Director for additional information or to schedule a tour.

For more information or to register, please call (708) 731-5290
or email Preschool Director Tricia Moskal:

Kids wearing face masks, 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

Bulger Preschool
Veterans Park Preschool

1601 Hirsch
Melrose Park

  • Full Day 9 AM – 4 PM
  • Half Day 9 AM-12 PM
  • Before Care 8-9 AM
  • 2, 3, or 5 day options

112 N Wolf Road

  • Half Day 9 AM-12 PM or 1-4 PM
  • 2, 3, or 5 day options


Preschool Registration

Registration Locations:

• Grant Park, 44 W. Golfview Dr., Northlake
Monday-Friday 8 AM-8 PM
Saturday 8 AM-3 PM
Sunday Closed
• George A. Leoni Complex, 800 N. 17th Ave., Melrose Park
Monday-Friday 8 AM-7 PM
Saturday 7:30 AM-5 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 and utility bill with name and current address
• Child must be 3 years old by Sept. 1st and potty trained
• Non-refundable $50 registration will be required

Downloads (pdf):

Additional Information

• 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.