The Oregon Park District Children’s Center program’s primary goal is to provide students with a positive first learning experience that excites them for the many more years of school ahead. Preschool Coordinator Jacquie Caposey and assistant Teresa Nehrkorn will provide opportunities and guidance for students to learn and practice appropriate social interactions and skills with their peers and adults.

Learning through play is a child’s principle means of discovering his/her world in the three-year old program. During the two-hour program, children are offered opportunities to develop social skills such as sharing, taking turns and caring for others. Colors, shapes, name recognition and development of small motor skills, such as cutting or gluing, as well as large motor skills, are all part of the program.

In the four-year old kindergarten prep program, children will play and learn through stories, songs, art, games and gym activities. Cooperation, manners and self-help skills are established through interaction with other children. Children develop readiness skills for kindergarten including math concepts, problem solving, capital and lowercase letters and letter-sound recognition. Name printing is also established.


Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year

Registration for the 2020-21 school year is open!  A $25 non-refundable deposit and a copy of your child’s birth certificate are required at registration. Children must be toilet trained and be the appropriate age on or before September 1, 2020. A packet containing an enrollment form and medical form will be mailed to each student in early August to be returned at open house.

2020-2021 – 3 Years Old – Meets Tuesday & Thursday

Date Time Fee R/NR
08/24/20 – 5/13/21 8:15 – 10:15 am $85/$102 (per month)

2020 – 2021 – 4 Years Old – Meets Monday, Wednesday, & Friday

Date Time Fee R/NR
08/24/20 – 5/14/21 8:15 – 11 am $120/$136 (per month)

Tuition Assistance is Available

Application and guidelines are available at Nash Recreation Center for the A. Charles and Lillimore Lawrence Scholarship. The scholarship will supplement tuition for the Children’s Center for the 2020-2021 school year for families that meet income guidelines.  For more information call Nash Recreation Center, 815-732-3101 or email

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