On the School District side, it's a valuable resource for Early Childhood Services, starting with preschool screening. Children with special education needs attend the preschool to receive speech, occupational or physical therapy. The Illinois Education Plan (IEP) provides instructional resources, starting with Friendship Station classes. Each class has a Park District and School District teacher.
The Park District part of the program includes a summer camp and is guided by the philosophy of learning through play.