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Announcement Details


Parents may apply online for the 2019-20 lottery to attend District 202's preschool programs from January 28, 2019 until 5 p.m. February 8, 2019.   

Tuition based preschool programs for District 202 will be located at the Bonnie McBeth Learning Center, Liberty Elementary, and Ridge Elementary for the 2019-2020 school year.   

The online lottery application form can be found here:

Parents can apply for the:

  • Two, three and five day programs at Bonnie McBeth Learning Center and Ridge Elementary School, and the
  • Five-day program at Liberty elementary school.

Enrollment for the general education preschool program at Bonnie McBeth is open to all District 202 children ages 3-5. This program is in an inclusive setting. Students must be three years old on or before September 1, 2019 to enroll for the 2019-2020 school year.

The lottery drawing will be held on February 15, 2019. Parents will receive a confirmation email no later than February 15, 2019 notifying them if their child has been accepted for the lottery or if their child was placed on a waiting list.

Registration for students accepted in the lottery will be on a later date in March. Families who do not register and pay the $100 deposit by April 5, 2019 will lose their spot. Parents of students placed on the waiting list will be notified of any openings as of April 8, 2019. 

Lottery application information is available at the Bonnie McBeth Learning Center, 15730 Howard Street, Plainfield; the District 202 Administrative Center, 15732 Howard Street, Plainfield.

Please contact Dana Fumagalli for more information, including information about residency, at (815) 577-4152 or

What is the lottery and registration process for preschool?

  • January 28, 2019 7:00 a.m. February 8, 2019 to 5 p.m.  - Application Window for the Lottery  
  • February 15, 2019 - Lottery drawing - All families notified of the Lottery results, with appropriate instructions for “next steps.”  
  • March 5, 2019 - Preschool registration forms and $100 deposit due for children selected for Full Day Preschool.   

Families who do not register by the deadline will lose their tuition preschool slot and move to the bottom of the wait list.

Please review the FAQ document here,