Should the United City of Yorkville be in the preschool business?
This was a question Mayor Gary Golinski asked city council members during the Dec. 11 board meeting. Referencing a referendum on city recreation, Golinski said residents have repeatedly said they do not want to see city government competing against private business and wondered if the city should continue to operate a preschool program.
If the city should not compete with private health clubs and gymnasiums, Golinski said it stands to reason the city should not compete with private preschool operations.
Yorkville Parks and Recreation provides a preschool program, Parker's Playtime Preschool, 202 E. Countryside Parkway Suite D.
"We shouldn't pick and choose when it comes to this," Golinski said.
Private preschool programs inlcude:
- Parkview Christian Academy,
- Smart Start Pre-K, We Grow Kids Childcare
- Peaceful Pathways Montessori
- Two Rivers Head Start Agency
- Kiddie Campus Preschool & Child Care Inc
- Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church and School
- Lighthouse Academy
- Little Hands Preschool (Trinity Church United Methodist)
Adlerman Carlo Colosimo said he did not know enough of the preschool options in the city to make a decision.
"I'm just throwing this out there for us to think about," Golinski said.
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