Preschool Enrollment

The process to enroll your child as a preschool student in District 401 for the 2021-22 school year has begun! Enrollment is open to Elmwood Park children who will be at least 3 years old during the upcoming school year and no more than 5 years old as of Sept. 1, 2021.

John Mills is the only District 401 school that offers preschool instruction. All preschool programs are half day. Students must be Elmwood Park residents.

LINQ Online Registration System

Beginning this year, the enrollment process for District 401 students will be done online using the LINQ registration system:

When you arrive at the LINQ site, create an account and follow the instructions. There is no need to visit your child's school to register for 2021-22. The entire process of proving residency and submitting required information will be done through the LINQ system. Payment of school fees will continue to be done through the District's webstore.

For an introduction to LINQ, please view the following video from Mr. Aaron Celmer, District 401's Director for Instructional Technology.

Preschool Family Night Presentations for 2021-22

In April 2021, District 401 held an information night for parents and guardians of children who will be new or returning preschool students in 2021-22.

Presentations from that evening are available in English and Spanish at the following links:

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.