Early Childhood/Pre-Kindergarten

Screening Process

The district has an ongoing early childhood screening process.

Any time you have concerns about your child's development, you may contact the district and request that an Ages and Stages questionnaire be mailed to your home.

Additional Information about the screening process

If you would like additional information on our screening process and/or would like to request a questionnaire please call Cheryl O'Sullivan at (630) 493-8008. Once you have completed and returned the questionnaire as directed, our staff of early childhood professionals will review the information and notify you of the results and any other assessments that may need to be conducted.

Early Childhood

About Our Program

The children in the Early Childhood classes have qualified for the program. They have gone through the special education process. There is a morning class for three year old children and an afternoon class for four year old children. If you would like to have your child developmentally screened, please call the district's central office at 630.493.8008.

Secret Reader Program

On Fridays, when school is in session, we have a guest come to our classroom to be our Secret Reader.

We ask that the reader arrive the last half hour of class. Also, he/she should bring a book to read to the class and stay for snack time.

The Secret Reader could be a parent, grandparent, a special family friend, sibling, or a community member. We just ask for the reader to contact the EC to set up a date to read.

Links to Resources

Toilet Training Support


About Our Program

The pre-kindergarten at risk program services at-risk children ranging from 3-5 years old in the Lisle community.

The program has:

  • one morning session from 8:45am-11:15am
  • One afternoon session from 12:45-3:15pm
  • District transportation is provided

Enrollment Requirements

Children must be screened by our district preschool team, meet certain requirements, and live within the Lisle School District boundaries to participate in the at-risk pre-kindergarten program.

PreKindergarten Supply List

Bring to school each day:

  • A backpack: to transport information, library books, and other things from school to home and back. Please label with your child’s name. A backpack tag will be provided. Please NO rolling backpacks.
  • 1 folder and 1 spiral notebook for home/school communication (make sure they fit in the backpack and write your child’s name on them)
  • A snack: a SINGLE SERVING of your child’s favorite snack in a ziploc bag or container with their name on it. Pack it so they can be completely independent at snack time. Make sure your child helps to choose it, so they will be sure to like it!

Classroom supplies:

Please Note that contributing supplies for the classroom is not required, but donations are appreciated

  • 1 container of Lysol/Clorox/ disinfecting surface wipes (or store brand)
  • 1 box of 5oz bathroom cups for snack time water to drink
  • 1 package of 4 dry erase markers-black
  • 1 box of Ziploc bags-gallon or snack size needed

Other Items:

  • 1 change of clothes (pants, underwear, shirt, socks). Please place in gallon sized ziploc bag labeled with child’s name. It will be kept in the backpack and used in case of bathroom accident, spills, or other messy mishap.

Website Resources

Here are links to information on the curriculums and instructional programs we use in preschool:

Teaching Strategies GOLD CurriculumHandwriting Without TearsMichael Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Program

TeachTown Social/Emotional Skills




Class News

Monthly Home-to-School Projects

2018-19 Classroom Volunteer Opportunities

Parent Education Workshops

Diane Johnson

Titles: Lion Cub Preschool Teacher
Locations: Lisle Elementary
Phone Numbers:
School: 630-493-8126

Maureen Toby

Titles: Lion Cub Preschool Teacher
Locations: Lisle Elementary
Phone Numbers:
School: 630-493-8123