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Preschool

Program Info

About the Preschool Program

Since 1977, the Carol Stream Park District Preschool program has been a community tradition for over 35 years! Through education, recreation and fun, our preschool program offers a balanced play-based learning approach perfect for first-time students!

Structured and unstructured activities provide stimulating hands-on learning experiences to promote your child’s physical, emotional and intellectual growth. Our creative daily lesson plans focus on the development of your child’s necessary pre-kindergarten skills such as letter and name recognition, printing, cooperative play, socialization skills, listening and more.

Our well-experienced, passionate and enthusiastic teachers are committed to working together to provide your child with the most enjoyable learning experience possible!

Our program follows the D93 calendar from September-May.

2015-2016 Preschool Registration

2015-2016 Preschool Registration Packet

Preschool Registration Open March 23- Bring your completed registration packet, copy of student’s birth certificate and copy of current immunizations to either Simkus or Fountain View Recreation Center to complete registration.

 

Summer Preschool Registration Packet

 

Preschool Facility

The Carol Stream Park District Preschool classes are held at Elk Trail Recreation Center, our private preschool center which neighbors the open fields, recreational trails and ponds of Mitchell Lakes Park. Each large classroom is customized specifically for our preschool program and exits out to a fenced-in play yard with a variety of early childhood playground equipment, picnic tables and a large grassy area. The friendly neighborhood setting of our preschool center creates a safe and welcoming learning environment for all students!

Elk Trail Recreation Center is located at 160 West Elk Trail, Carol Stream, IL 60188.

Check out some pictures of Elk Trail Recreation Center

 

 

2015-2016

2015-2016 Preschool Registration

2015-2016 Preschool Registration Packet

Preschool Registration Open March 23- Bring your completed registration packet, copy of student’s birth certificate and copy of current immunizations to either Simkus or Fountain View Recreation Center to complete registration.

2015-2016 Preschool Classes

Preschool Prep

Designed for children that miss the age requirement for our regular preschool program. This program is designed to help build the bridge to our preschool program and provides an opportunity for 2 ½ -3 year olds to enhance their social, physical and creative development.  Children will learn through play and emphasis will be placed on becoming comfortable in a classroom environment. Children must be 2 ½ years old. Meets twice a week (Tues. & Thurs.), 1 1/2 hour class length.

  • Mon/Wed: 11:00am-12:30pm
  • Tues/Thurs: 11:00am-12:30pm

3-Year Old Program

Designed for your child’s first learning experience and to prepare them to naturally transition to the 4-year old program. Our program will stress social skills, colors, shapes, fine motor skills, name recognition, following directions, sharing and cooperative play. Children will explore their community through local field trips. Children must be 3 years old by September 1. Two days per week (Tues. & Thurs.), or three days per week (M,W,F), 2 hour class length.

  • Tues/Thurs 9:00am-11:00am
  • Tues/Thurs 9:15am-11:15am
  • Tues/Thurs 9:30am-11:30am
  • Mon/Wed/Fri 8:30am-10:30am
  • Mon/Wed/Fri 12:45pm-2:45pm

4-Year Old Program

Designed to help your child develop readiness skills for kindergarten. Our program will stress the development of independence and academic skills through learning centers, structured activities, math concepts, lower case letters and letter sound recognition. Children will explore their community through local field trips. Children must be 4 years old by September 1. Three day per week (Mon., Wed. & Fri.) 2 hour class length.

  • Mon/Wed/Fri 9:00am-11:00am
  • Mon/Wed/Fri 9:15am-11:15am
  • Mon/Wed/Fri 9:30am-11:30am
  • Mon/Wed/Fri 1:15pm-3:15pm

Kindergarten Readiness

Designed to help your child develop readiness skills for kindergarten. This five day class will work on the development of independence and academic skills through learning centers, structured activities, math concepts, lower case letters and letter sound recognition. Children will explore their community through local field trips. Children must be 4 years old by June 1. Meets five days per week (Monday-Friday), 2  hour class length.

  • Mon-Fri 8:45am-10:45am
  • Mon-Fri 1:00-3:00pm

New!- 3 & 4 Year Old Evening & Weekend Classes

  • Tues/Thurs 4:00pm-6:00pm
  • Sat 9:00am-11:00am

 

2014-2015

2014-2015 Preschool Registration
Mark Your Calendars:

Preschool Graduation Ceremony: Wednesday May 20 at Fountain View Recreation Center (910 N. Gary Avenue)

  • Families, join us at the Preschool Graduation Ceremony to watch your little ones receive their preschool diploma and graduation cap! Graduation ceremony is for the 4-Year Old and Kindergarten Readiness classes only.
  • Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes early for your student’s graduation time, as other classes will be finishing their ceremony. All seating will be available on a first-come first-served basis. Refreshments will take place in the adjoining room after the ceremony.
  • Graduation Ceremony Schedule:
    • Mrs. Aloia’s Kindergarten Readiness Class: 9:00am
    • Mrs. Colantuono’s 4-Year Old Class: 9:45am
    • Mrs. Lill’s 4-Year Old Class: 10:30am
    • Mrs. Earnest’s 4-Year Old AM & PM Class: 11:15am

 

Preschool Graduation Celebration: Friday May 22 10:00am-12:00pm at Coyote Crossing Mini Golf Course (27W650 North Avenue)

  • Graduating preschoolers, parents and siblings, come celebrate the preschooler’s graduation at Coyote Crossing Mini Golf Course! Pack a lunch, bring a blanket to picnic and enjoy a free round of mini golf!
  • Parents must stay the entire time, dropping off students is not permitted. Class will not meet at Elk Trail Recreation Center on Friday May 22. The Graduation Celebration is for the Kindergarten Readiness & 4-Year Old classes only.

 

Mystery Reader Days– Sign up to be a Mystery Reader in your child’s class! Mystery Readers are welcomed for the last 20 minutes of class to read a story. Bring an appropriate story of your own, or borrow one of ours! Parent/Guardian is permitted to sign-up for one date only.

  • Mystery Reader sign-up was available at Meet the Teacher Night
  • Didn’t get a chance to sign-up? Email us at cspreschool@csparks.org to see which dates are still available for your child’s class!

Stay up to date with all upcoming preschool events by checking this page periodically

Preschool Classes

Preschool Prep

Designed for children that miss the age requirement for our regular preschool program. This program is designed to help build the bridge to our preschool program and provides an opportunity for 2 ½ -3 year olds to enhance their social, physical and creative development.  Children will learn through play and emphasis will be placed on becoming comfortable in a classroom environment. Children must be 2 ½ years old. Meets twice a week (Tues. & Thurs.), 1 1/2 hour class length.

  • Mrs. Andrew, Mrs. Patel & Ms. Nazlian: Tues/Thurs: 11:00am-12:30pm
  • Mrs. Andrew & Mrs. Patel: Wed/Fri: 11:00am-12:30pm

3-Year Old Program

Designed for your child’s first learning experience and to prepare them to naturally transition to the 4-year old program. Our program will stress social skills, colors, shapes, fine motor skills, name recognition, following directions, sharing and cooperative play. Children will explore their community through local field trips. Children must be 3 years old by September 1. Two days per week (Tues. & Thurs.), or three days per week (M,W,F), 2 hour class length.

  • Mrs. Colantuono & Mrs. Roman: Tues/Thurs 9:00am-11:00am
  • Mrs. Lill & Mrs. Contreras: Tues/Thurs 9:15am-11:15am
  • Mrs. Earnest & Mrs. Ferreri: Tues/Thurs 9:30am-11:30am
  • Ms. Nazlian & Mrs. Andrew: Mon/Wed/Fri 8:30am-10:30am
  • Mrs. Aloia & Mrs. Palmisano: Mon/Wed/Fri 12:45pm-2:45pm

4-Year Old Program

Designed to help your child develop readiness skills for kindergarten. Our program will stress the development of independence and academic skills through learning centers, structured activities, math concepts, lower case letters and letter sound recognition. Children will explore their community through local field trips. Children must be 4 years old by September 1. Three day per week (Mon., Wed. & Fri.) 2 hour class length.

  • Mrs. Colantuono & Mrs. Roman: Mon/Wed/Fri 9:00am-11:00am
  • Mrs. Lill & Mrs. Contreras: Mon/Wed/Fri 9:15am-11:15am
  • Mrs. Earnest & Mrs. Ferreri: Mon/Wed/Fri 9:30am-11:30am
  • Mrs. Earnest & Mrs. Ferreri: Mon/Wed/Fri 1:15pm-3:15pm

Kindergarten Readiness

Designed to help your child develop readiness skills for kindergarten. This five day class will work on the development of independence and academic skills through learning centers, structured activities, math concepts, lower case letters and letter sound recognition. Children will explore their community through local field trips. Children must be 4 years old by June 1. Meets five days per week (Monday-Friday), 2  hour class length.

  • Mrs. Aloia & Mrs. Palmisano: Mon-Fri 8:45am-10:45am

 

 

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Contact Us

Email:

CSPreschool@csparks.org

Preschool Office:

(630) 784-6140

Absence Reporting Line:

(630) 784-6199 ext. 246