The educational goals for the Kindergarten program reflect the Illinois Kindergarten Learning Standards and Common Core State Standards. The program is designed to meet and enhance the development of the whole child; intellectually, physically, socially, emotionally and creatively. The curriculum includes language and literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, fine arts, physical development, outdoor activities and campus field trips. Children also have the opportunity to make decisions and solve problems with the guidance of teachers.

Hours and Days

Kindergarten is in session during fall and spring semesters. Kindergarten is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., with academic curriculum from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Kindergarten is open to children who are 5 years old by
Sept. 1 of the school year in which they are registering. Children currently enrolled in the Early Childhood Center preschool programs have priority in enrollment, as do children of College of DuPage employees.

2015-2016 School Year Tuition

Full-time Kindergarten tuition is $330 per week. There is a $75 registration fee upon enrollment. A security deposit equal to two weeks' tuition is collected in July and is applied toward your child's last two weeks of tuition.


Registration is accepted beginning in February for the following school year, which begins with the College of DuPage fall semester. Registration is continued until classes are fully enrolled.

To register, call (630) 942-4223 or email us to schedule a visit to the Center. 


Do I have to enroll my child for five full days per week for full-time Kindergarten?
Yes, to participate in the full-time program, a student must be enrolled for five days per week.

What are your kindergarten teacher's credentials?
Our kindergarten teacher has a B.A. in Early Childhood Education and an Illinois Type 04 Certificate. Her assistant has an A.A. in Early Childhood Education.

What is your class size and teacher-student ratio?
Class size for Kindergarten is a maximum of 15 students with one degreed teacher. An assistant teacher provides support in the afternoons.

What meals and snacks are provided for the children in the Kindergarten program?
Meals are served family style with a hot lunch cooked on premises. A breakfast supplement is served before 8 a.m. and healthy snacks are served mid-morning and mid-afternoon.


Contact Information

Early Childhood Center
(630) 942-4223