Preschool Academy           

District 7 Preschool Academy


District 7 is pleased to present the Preschool Academy, our full-day, tuition-based preschool program for children ages 3-5. The Preschool Academy is designed to give children opportunities to explore, achieve, create, and discover in a warm and nurturing environment.


Learning is guided and reinforced by caring teachers who are degreed and certified in Early Childhood Education. District 7’s preschool curriculum correlates vertically with our elementary curriculum and provides a natural transition to Kindergarten.


Preschool Academy is limited to District 7 residents. Children must be 3 years of age on or before September 1 and must be independent with toileting needs. Registrations will be accepted for children who turn 3 after September 1 on a space available basis.


Parents are responsible for their child’s transportation to and from school. This program will run concurrently with the elementary calendar August-May and the school day- 9:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. A required Parent Orientation will be scheduled prior to the start of the program.


2020-2021 Registration


Preschool Academy will begin accepting registration forms for the 2020-21 school year in January 2020. Preference will be given to returning students first and then to students on our current Wait List before registration will open to new participants in District 7 community.

  • Current Student Registration Opens:  January 6, 2020

  • Current Wait List Registration Night:  January 28, 2020

  • Registration opens to NEW District 7 Residents:  February 3, 2020



 Enrollment for this program is limited.

  • Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis and will be date/time stamped upon the order they are received.

    • Preschool Academy will be located at Goshen Elementary for the 2020-21 school year. 

    • Once the program has met its capacity, a new Waiting List will be started. As openings become available throughout the year, students on the Waiting List will be contacted.


Registration Fees and Requirements:

  • Enrollment Form (download using link above)

  • $50 registration fee (non-refundable)

  • First week’s tuition $150 (This fee is non-refundable after July 1) 

  • All forms and fees must be submitted in person to Hadley House as they will be date/time stamped.

  • Additional District 7 New Student registration paperwork will be required once your Preschool Academy application has been processed. This includes two (2) proofs of residency, a certified birth certificate, and a physical with vaccination record.

  • A mandatory Parent Orientation for the Preschool Academy is required in August.  Information will be sent this summer.

  • Registration information may be obtained by contacting Holly Teague, Preschool Facilitator at (618)692-1222 or via email at

Age and Eligibility Requirements


  • Children must be 3 years of age on or before September 1 and must be independent with toileting needs. 

  • Registrations will be accepted for children who turn 3 after September 1 on a space available basis.

  • Program is limited to residents of District 7.


Curriculum Components


  • Curriculum articulates vertically with District 7 Elementary curriculum and is aligned with the Illinois Early Learning Standards.

  • Authentic assessment and data based upon your child’s strengths and areas of need drive small group instruction. Parent conferences will include narrative summaries and work portfolios.

  • Language and Literacy curriculum components emphasize the development of oral language, vocabulary, phonemic awareness, concepts of print and pre-reading skills.

  • Everyday Math, a preschool math curriculum, articulates with the District 7 K-12 mathematics curriculum.

  • STEM components are experiential and hands-on in nature.

  • Music, art, drama, and imaginative play experiences, as well as health/wellness and fitness activities, are embedded into the daily program.

  • Developmentally appropriate exposure to technology is incorporated into instruction.


Other Program Components


  • 5 day/full day program 9:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

  • Calendar aligned with District 7 Elementary program

  • Parent Conferences that include narrative summaries and work portfolios

  • Parent Orientation prior to start of program


Arrival and Pick-Up Procedures


  • Parents are responsible for their child’s transportation to and from school.

  • Parents are asked to park and enter the school building at both drop off and pick up times.

  • Staff will meet and greet families between 9:00-9:10 a.m. at the designated lobby area.

  • Students arriving after 9:15 a.m. should report to the main office.

  • Preschool Academy families who need before and after school care are able to enroll in the Kid Zone program.

    • This service is open from 6:30 – 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 - 6:00 p.m.


Program Supports In School


  • Classrooms are staffed with one certified teacher and one paraprofessional

  • School nurse on site

  • School Security Officer on site

  • Access to District 7 Little Kid Zone for Before and After School Child Care (additional fee)


Program Fees and Payment Procedure


  • District 7 Preschool Academy is a tuition based program.

  • Tuition is $150 per week, which includes lunch and snacks.

  • No discounts are accepted for this program.

  • Weekly fees are generated on Monday for the current week and payment is due on or before Friday of the billed week.

  • Account Holders will be entered into the online account system upon enrollment. This system allows families to make online payments, check your account balance, and to access tax forms.

  • Online payments are welcome via credit card or bank draft through the online payment system at

  • Payments are also accepted in the form of check, cash, or money order. Please reference your account number and make checks payable to: District 7 Preschool Academy, and send to:

    • District 7 Preschool Academy ECUSD7  708 St. Louis Street P.O. Box 250 Edwardsville, IL 62025


Little Kid Zone Before and After School Child Care Program


Preschool Academy families who need before and after school child care will have the option to enroll in District 7 Little Kid Zone for the school calendar year at an additional cost.


  • Play-based experiences will be offered in art, language, literacy, music, and recreation.

  • This program is staffed by the District 7 Kid Zone program.

  • A full day program, through the Kid Zone program, is offered on most days when school is not in session at an additional cost.

    • This program is held at Woodland Elementary School.

    • This program is limited to Preschool Academy Students enrolled in Little Kid Zone on a regular basis.

    • Full Day sessions must be reserved in advance through the Kid Zone Office.


Hours of Operation:

  • 6:30-9:00 a.m. and 3:30-6:00 p.m.

  • Students are transferred to the school staff at 9:00 a.m.



  • Before or After School child care - $55/week

  • Both Before and After School child care - $80/week

  • Little Kid Zone full day program - $30/day

  • Breakfast and Lunch is available for purchase on full day sessions.


 Information regarding Little Kid Zone may be obtained by contacting the Kid Zone office at 618-655-6011.


Program Location


Goshen Elementary School
101 District Drive
Edwardsville, IL 62025


  • Parents are responsible for their child’s transportation to and from school.


Contact Information


District 7 Preschool Academy
Edwardsville Community Unit School District 7

Holly Teague, Preschool Facilitator





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