Based on the premise that children learn through play, Great Adventures offers young children opportunities for social, intellectual, physical, and emotional growth through a balance of both child-led, teacher-guided play.

A balance of whole group and small group activities encourage academic and listening skills along with social interaction. Activities are designed to promote each child’s self- esteem and positive attitude toward learning, while striving to introduce independence and responsibility.

For more information, call Michelle at (779) 252-2748 or email

Not old enough to attend Great Adventures? Check out our Great Beginnings Preschool Preparation.

Classes Offered
(All classes held at the Prairie Activity & Recreation Center)
Follow the link to take a virtual tour of the facility and classrooms

Finally 3 (toilet training not required)
Tues/Thurs 12:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m

(Children must be 3 by Dec 31, 2020 in order to enroll in this class) Learning to master behaviors help children on the path to success. Sitting calmly in a group, taking turns, listening to instructions, following rules and routines, controlling impulsive behavior, and problem solving are the focus. Children will have countless opportunities to learn and grow in this class through play. Finally 3 will give the child their first positive experiences in a preschool classroom and become comfortable separating from parents on a regular basis. You will designate a person to be called to come and change your child, if needed.

3-yr-old Preschool (Must be toilet trained)
Tues/Thurs 9:30 a.m. to noon & 12:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

(Children must be 3 by Sep 1, 2020 in order to enroll in this class) Nurturing a 3-year old’s social and emotional growth, participants will learn to follow directions, make new friends and share with others in a group as they participate in daily activities.

4-yr-old Preschool (Must be toilet trained)
M/W/F 9:30 a.m. to noon & 12:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
T/Th 9:30 a.m. to noon

(Children must be 4 by Sep 1, 2020 in order to enroll in this class) In this program, participants will strengthen relationships with friends and teachers and begin to understand responsibility as they become more self-sufficient and confident in their abilities. Social skills and problem solving are enhanced through daily activities.

NEW 3-4-yr-old Evening Preschool (Must be toilet trained)
T/Th 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

(Children must meet age requirement by Sep 1, 2020 in order to enroll in this class)

Participants will have numerous opportunities to explore, create, discover, problem solve, and communicate to encourage appropriate skills and development. Using themes to introduce and expose students to colors, shapes, numbers, and letters through a friendly, fun atmosphere.

Finally 5 (Must be toilet trained)
M/T/W/Th/F 9:30 to noon
M/W/F 12:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

(Children must be 5 by Dec 15, 2020 in order to enroll in this class) Experienced learners are prepared for a program designed for continued enrichment. Using their own creativity, as well as a variety of structured activities, instructors will encourage children to observe, discuss, create and solve problems.

REGISTRATION – Registration for the 2020-21 school year opens on February 24, 2020 for residents and March 17 for non-residents. Placement into the program is done through a lottery system that takes place on March 16, 2020. Along with the registration form, there is a $75 registration fee per child due to secure your child’s participation in the lottery. This fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Information Meeting
If you are considering the Great Adventures program for your child, you are invited to attend one of the scheduled meetings. During this time, general information and curriculum content will be shared. The meeting will take place at the Prairie Activity & Recreation Center (PARC), 24550 W. Renwick Rd., Plainfield.
Tuesday, Febr uary 25, 2020 at 7:00p

Contact Us

Plainfield Park District
Recreation Administration Center
23729 W. Ottawa St.
Plainfield, IL. 60544

(815) 436-8812