Due to the Bettenhausen Recreation Center being closed, Tot Time registration forms for 2020-2021 may be dropped off in the box attached to the building near the front entrance. The box is checked periodically throughout the day Monday through Friday. To protect your information, please only drop off forms Monday – Friday, before 5:00 pm. No staff is on duty after 5:00 pm weekdays nor is anyone on premises Saturday and Sunday. If you have questions, please call us at 708-342-4200, M-F, 900 am – 5:00 pm.
The Covid-19 Stay-at-Home policy is leaving parents with extra time to spend with their preschoolers. Here are a couple of videos with games to play with your child to reinforce learning numbers and letters.
A warm nurturing atmosphere is the key to the success of the Tot Time Program. Our goal is for your child to develop independence and a positive self-concept. Children participate in a variety of developmentally appropriate activities including creative art experiences, singing and rhythm activities, stories, finger plays, role playing and body movement, free play, and activities related to everyday math and science discovery. This program is continuous beginning in September and ending in May.
Three-year-old classes have a maximum of 20 children and four-year-old classes have a maximum of 25 children.
A child must be 3 or 4 years old on or before September 1 each year. All children must be toilet trained and able to take care of their own bathroom needs.
Additional information about the program is available by calling (708)342-4200 and speaking to Mary Walsh.
2020-21 Registration Info
Tuesday/Thursday OR Monday/Wednesday /Friday. (Parents of older threes may prefer a 3 days/week).
Four-year-old classes: Monday/Wednesday/Friday
No online registration is available for Tot Time Preschool
Tinley Park residents only may mail in or drop off registrations from March 3 through March 10, 2020 including the following:
• Completed Registration Form (page 11 of brochure) – list three choices of Tot Time Classes
• Family Master (page 12 of brochure)
• Copy of child’s Birth Certificate
• Payment (see fees and payment plan information below)
All Tot Time registrations received March 3 through March 10 will be processed by random selection beginning March 17. Your child will be placed in your first class choice; if that is filled, your second or third choice. A receipt will be mailed/emailed to all those registered for Tot Time.
Resident in person registration begins March 19, 2020 at the Bettenhausen Rec Center.
Non-residents can register for Tot Time beginning April 2, 2020 at the Rec Center.
Fee (September, 2020 through May, 2021)
Tuesday/Thursday Classes: $743 R / $966 NR
Monday/Wednesday/Friday Classes: $1113 R / $1448 NR
Payments can be made by cash, check or credit card at the Tinley Park-Park District. Credit card payments can also be made via the ONLINE REGISTRATION portal on the Tinley Park-Park District website, at www.tinleyparkdistrict.org. A $10.00 non-refundable service fee has been included for those using the Payment Plan.
TUESDAY/THURSDAY CLASSES FEE
Registration Deposit $253
Apr 1 $100
May 1 $100
Jun 1 $100
Jul 1 $100
Aug 1 $100
MONDAY/WEDNESDAY/FRIDAY CLASSES FEE
Registration Deposit $298
Apr 1 $165
May 1 $165
Jun 1 $165
Jul 1 $165
Aug 1 $165