About the Little Bulldogs Program

Northbrook School District 27 is thrilled to offer its early childhood program, Little Bulldogs, at Hickory Point School.

The program is offered 5 days per week and follows the District 27 School Calendar. There is a morning session and an afternoon session, with approximately 16 children in each session. The morning session, generally for students age 3, meets from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The afternoon session, generally for students age 4, meets from 12:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Who we serve: This program serves students ages 3 to 5 with a blended early childhood classroom model. This model provides integrated support for individual students’ needs. The model is designed to be an inclusive play-based learning environment, serving students that are typically developing (community peers) alongside supporting students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs).  

Staffing: Early Childhood Special Education Teacher, Speech and Language Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist (as IEP outlines), Adaptive Physical Education, Instructional Assistants

Curriculum: District 27 utilizes evidence-based early childhood curriculum resources to support the needs of all students in the classroom. Curriculum resources include: Creative Curriculum, Jolly Phonics, Handwriting without Tears, and Incredible Flexible You. Students in the Little Bulldogs program also have weekly opportunities to participate in physical education and Hickory Point library visits. 


  • Transportation and tuition costs are covered for students that qualify for special education and have an IEP recommendation of a blended early childhood classroom.  
  • The community peer tuition rate is $4,400 per school year (monthly payment plan available upon request). A $200 registration deposit is required. Transportation is not available for community peers at this time.


Community peer slots are filled via lottery. In-district residents receive priority registration. To begin the enrollment process for a community peer, please fill out the Little Bulldogs Interest Form (below).

Once you have completed the form, you will be contacted and provided with more information.

little bulldogs interest form