A Peoria Park District Facility

Kindergarten Readiness


Help your child prepare for kindergarten with a summer filled with fun activities at the museum!

Who Qualifies? Children entering kindergarten at Peoria Public Schools in the fall of 2020. This program is limited to 20 students.

How to Apply Fill out an application and return it to Peoria PlayHouse at 2218 North Prospect Road, Peoria, IL 61603 OR scan and e-mail it to cbaxter@peoriaparks.org. Applications are due by May 18th.

We will inform accepted families by phone on May 20th, and follow up with additional program information sent to you through the mail immediately after.

Dates and Time: 10 weeks: June 8 – August 14 ; Mondays and Thursdays, 9am-noon

Fee: $20 per incoming 2020 kindergartner

Location: Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum, 2218 North Prospect Road, Peoria, IL 61603

Transportation: Please note on your application if you require assistance with transportation.

Important Dates:

  • May 18th: Application deadline
  • May 20th: Accepted families informed by phone and email
  • June 8: Program begins
  • August 14: Program ends and Open House

We will focus on the following through mostly play-based planned experiences:

  • Early literacy
  • Social-emotional growth
  • Early math and science skills
  • Art
  • Fine motor skills
  • Life skills

Questions? Contact Courtney Baxter at (309) 323-6896 or cbaxter@peoriaparks.org

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The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum