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All children 3-5 (but not eligible for kindergarten) are possible candidates for the Addison Early Learning Center. Students enter the program through a developmental screening process and are determined to be at-risk or may enter the program with an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Our school has three programs: Preschool for All, Preschool Expansion and Early Childhood Special Education.


The Addison School District 4 uses DIAL-4 and the Transdisciplinary Play-Based Assessment for the screening process. This screening covers language, concepts, motor skills, vision and hearing, social work, and medical/social history. Throughout the year, the preschool teachers collect work samples from each child and assess their work using Teaching Strategies Gold. Our portfolio system highlights your child’s accomplishments and growth based on the Illinois Early Standards and IEP goals. Trimester reports will be sent home to provide information regarding your child’s growth and development.
Click here for Preschool Screening Form!


The Addison Early Learning Center follows the Creative Curriculum aligned to the Illinois Early Learning Standards for students from ages 3-5. Developmentally appropriate instruction will promote cognitive, emotional, social and motor skills growth. Our rooms are set up in interest areas such as dramatic play, art, discovery, blocks, sand and water, toys & games, and library. Our daily schedule include large group (10-15 minutes), small group (20-30 minutes), choice time (60 minutes), and gross motor (30 minutes). We learn through units of study throughout the year such as All About Me, Farm or Pumpkins, Transportation, Polar Animals, and Zoo to name a few.

Here is a link if you would like to read more about Creative Curriuclum:



Students do not need to be potty trained to come to school. Please send your child with extra diapers, pull ups, and clothes. Please communicate with your teacher about where you are in the process and we are happy to assist you and help with routines.

The children will have a daily snack during school hours. You can purchase a snack from school or provide your own. Please do not send snacks with peanuts or peanut butter.

  • Checks can be made out to Addison School District 4.
  • Snack menus will be sent home the first day of school and each month.

  • If you need a free/reduced application, please stop by the office or apply online at www.freereducedlunch.com/asd4

  • You can also add money to your account through Skyward Family Access. Please call the main office for your password. Here is a link to directions for how to login: