Preschool Enrollment


Enrollment in preschool for the 2022-23 school year is open to Elmwood Park children who will be at least 3 years old during the school year and no more than 5 years old as of Sept. 1, 2023.

John Mills is the only District 401 school that offers preschool instruction. All preschool programs are half day, with some students attending in the morning and others in the afternoon. Students must be Elmwood Park residents.


How to Enroll in Preschool for 2022-23


All District 401 students, whether new or returning, must enroll in the District each school year. The enrollment process is also known as "registration." This process involves:

  • Proof of residency
  • Payment of school fees
  • Submission of consent forms

Registering for 2022-23 will be done entirely online in PowerSchool, where all necessary forms will be found. All school fees will be paid online as well, using the MySchoolBucks system.

The specific procedure that you'll follow when enrolling your student for 2022-23 will depend on whether your student is new or returning. Keep reading to see which category fits your student.


If Your Student Is "New"


A student is "new" if he or she did not attend a District 401 school the previous school year. For the purposes of 2022-23 enrollment, this means a student is considered "new" if he or she was not enrolled as a District 401 student during 2021-22.

If your student fits this definition, please visit the following page for instructions of how to complete their registration as a new student:


If Your Student Is "Returning"


A student is "returning" if he or she did attend a District 401 school during the previous school year. For the purposes of 2022-23 enrollment, a student is considered "returning" if he or she was enrolled as a District 401 student during 2021-22.

If your student fits this definition, please visit the following page for instructions of how to complete their registration as a returning student:


Preschool Fees for 2022-23


The 2022-23 preschool fees will be:

  • Pre-Kindergarten (monthly payments available) — $3,000
  • Pre-Kindergarten (special ed) — $0

All fees will be paid via MySchoolBucks, which is District 401's school fees payment system.


Contact Information


All preschool students in District 401 attend John Mills Elementary.

Here is the contact information for the John Mills building secretary, who will be your contact person for questions regarding registration:

JOHN MILLS ELEMENTARY*
Denise Wurtz, Building Secretary
John Mills Elementary School
Phone: 708-452-3560
Email: wurtzd@epcusd401.org
*
Due to summer construction work, the John Mills main office will be located at Elmwood Park High School until late August.

Please note that the John Mills main office is closed this summer from June 10 to Aug. 5, 2022. The office will reopen at its temporary summer location (EPHS) on Aug. 8, 2022.

If you plan to enroll your child in preschool and you have questions during that time (June 10-Aug. 5), please contact the Registrar's Office at Elmwood Park High School:

DURING SUMMER BREAK
Kim Kaminski, Registrar
Registrar's Office
Phone: 708-583-6479
Email: registration@epcusd401.org


More Information About Preschool


If you would like to learn more about pre-kindergarten opportunities in District 401, we invite you to visit our preschool overview page.

District 401's Student Services Department oversees preschool instruction and programming.