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 2019. 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 June 5th.

We will inform accepted families by phone on Friday, June 7th, and follow up with additional program information sent to you through the mail immediately after.

Dates and Time: 10 weeks: June 10 - August 8 (except for July 4); Mondays and Thursdays, 9am-11:30am

Fee: $20 per incoming 2019 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. Free bus transportation is available for students in the Lincoln K-8 attendance zone.

Important Dates

  • June 5: Application deadline
  • June 7: Accepted families informed by phone
  • June 10: Program begins
  • July 4: No class
  • August 8: Program ends
  • August 9: Open House/parent workshop

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

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum