This encompass the Carol Stream Park District preschool program. The information found is general overview of the program’s procedures. If your child has any special needs or concerns, please contact the preschool office at 630-784-6140 as soon as possible so appropriate arrangements can be made to accommodate your child.
Classroom supplies are to be turned in to assigned Classroom Instructor at Meet the Teacher Night. Specified date and time will be outlined in Preschool Welcome Letter. Label bag of supplies with student’s first and last name. No need to label each item, supplies will be shared throughout the school year.
The Carol Stream Park District preschool program utilizes a drop-off / pick-up system. The procedures below have been assessed by the Carol Stream Park District Safety Coordinator and Carol Stream Police Department to ensure the safest, most efficient way to manage the traffic flow in and out of the Elk Trail Recreation Center.
*The Drop-off / Pick-up procedures will be reassessed throughout the year and are subject to change*
If you are late picking-up your child, a late fee of $5.00 for the first ten minutes (or any portion thereof) and $1.00, per minute after the first ten minutes will be charged. The Late Pick-Up Fee will be placed on your park district account. If late pick-up becomes habitual, you will run the risk of your child being removed from the program.
For the safety of the children enrolled in our preschool program, we require notification any day your child will not be attending the program. A call is not necessary on a scheduled “No School” day. Please see the school year schedule for a list of days off. To report a student absent,
The Carol Stream Park District continually strives to create a safe and fun environment for your child to be in. However, at times the occasional accident may occur. Below is our procedure regarding notifying parents/guardians of any such incidents:
Minor Injury/ Illness
Injury/ Illness Requiring More Attention In addition to the steps above…
More Serious Injury/ Illness In addition to the steps above…
Strict policies have been put in place regarding the dispensing of medication to participants. These steps must be taken if a participant is required to receive medication while in the program. This includes restrictions for cough drops, vitamins, pain relievers, and over the counter or prescription drugs. Parents/Guardians are required to complete a “Permission to Dispense Medication Form” for any and all medication to be administered to participants by CSPD staff or the participant themselves.
Prescription Drugs / EpiPen- Controlled by Instructors
Inhaler—Controlled by child for self-administration
If your child has any special medical, physical, psychological and/or emotional needs please list them in detail on your registration material. Lack of information may adversely affect the Park District’s ability to accommodate the needs of your child and may necessitate that participant’s removal from the program. The CSPD is not responsible for any injuries, complications, damages, or losses due to withheld information. Accommodations may be made to assist your child. Two week notification is required for all children requesting inclusion services. Please note all special needs your child requires on the Emergency Information Form.
All participants must be toilet-trained and are responsible for all of their own toileting needs. Children may use the bathroom at any time during the school day. Encourage your child to tell the instructor if they need to use the bathroom to avoid accidents.
As with all Carol Stream Park District programs, the Preschool Program does not provide insurance coverage for participants. Parents should check their individual insurance policy for coverage
In case of inclement weather, the park district preschool program will follow CCSD 93. If CCSD 93 cancels classes, the park district preschool program will also be closed. Snow days will not be made-up or refunded.
If the Elk Trail Recreation Center closes for any reason including weather or an emergency due to unforeseen circumstances, the preschool program will be closed and no refunds will be issued for these days.
Parents/Guardians will receive notification of school closings through email by 8:00am.
Discipline is carried out in a way to help your child develop self-control and assume responsibility for their behavior. It is kind and gentle, yet firm. The behavior guidelines are based on five overall rules:
Parents are also asked to follow these guidelines.
Our goal is to guide the children in skills designed to help them become competent, contributing, problem solving members of their world. In order to provide a safe and fun environment for your child, the staff will on a daily basis utilize a few basic “child management techniques”. The staff will use the following methods:
If redirection does not solve the conflict, the children are given a verbal warning, followed by a time-out. If the problems continue to occur, parents will be notified with a note home and are encouraged to help remedy the situation. A child may be suspended from the program for physically harming another person, damaging property or failure to follow safety rules. The Carol Stream Park District reserves the right to immediately remove any child from the program who acts in a manner deemed as unacceptable or inappropriate.
Our programs operate with an instructor to student ratio
Our goal is to accommodate as many children as possible, but still provide a quality experience. Program ratios are subject to change and may be adjusted based on the availability of staff and space. The Park District reserves the right to set and/or readjust minimum and maximum program attendance/ per site throughout the school year in order to maintain the safety, structure, and integrity of the program as a whole.
The park district preschool program curriculum reflects the new Illinois Early Learning Standards and Common Core Standards and aids children in developing pre-kindergarten skills including letter and name recognition, listening, healthy habits, cooperative play, fine motor skills and socialization skills. The classes are structured around academic and holiday themes that will enhance learning and fun. We value the diversity of our community and lessons and crafts are incorporated to acknowledge various cultures. The experiences are both educational and recreational, which aid in social, physical, intellectual and emotional growth.
It is recommended that children come to school in clothing that allows them the freedom to explore and play. Comfortable clothing and sturdy shoes or gym shoes are recommended. Please mark all your child’s belongings including coats, hats and gloves. Send a backpack daily with your child to carry crafts and notes home.
Our Preschool Program can help a child:
Practice fun sheets are sent home on a weekly basis. These sheets are completely optional and do not have to be returned. The goal for these sheets is to help reinforce the recognition of letters, numbers, shapes and colors that they are learning about in their classroom.
Communication between parents and preschool program staff is very important. To help keep parents informed, preschool program information is maintained and available on the park district website at www.csparks.org/preschool. The “Learn With Us Monthly Newsletter” is sent via email at the beginning of each month and includes the monthly calendar, important information and upcoming events. Progress Reports are sent home in January and May.
Progress reports are completed twice a year and will go home in mid-January and again in May. The progress report highlights skills that area School Districts would like incoming kindergarteners to possess. Parent-Instructor conference/phone conference will be requested by your child’s instructor if they deem it necessary.
Local field trips will be scheduled during the school year and may require a small additional fee. The park district does not provide transportation for field trips. Advance notice will be provided. Attendance is not required on field trip days; proration will not be issued to participants electing not to attend the scheduled field trip.
Safety drills will be scheduled throughout the school year to prepare participants how to act in an emergency situation. Practice Drills include fire drills, tornado drills and lockdown. These dates will be noted in the monthly newsletter.
During the start of the school year, parents will have the option to sign their student up for professional school pictures. Picture forms will be sent home prior to the scheduled picture date. The purchase of pictures is optional.
Local community professionals will be visit preschool throughout the year. Participants will partake in fun activities in learning about safety, leading a healthy lifestyle and caring for others.
Events may be scheduled throughout the school year during and outside of school hours (Some events will be open to Preschool Prep participants).
Receipts can be issued upon request as well as a Statement of Account which includes all registrations and payments to CSPD for a given period of time. A Tax ID Letter is available. The Carol Stream Park District is not responsible or liable for determining childcare expenses.
Our goal is to accommodate as many families as possible. The Carol Stream Park District reserves the right to adjust minimums/maximums and locations based on the availability of space, staff, and enrollment in order to maintain the safety, structure and integrity of the program as a whole. All registrations are subject to acceptance based on program availability, proper completion of registration material, payment status and history, and the Carol Stream Park District’s ability to meet any special needs of the participant.
All registrations are subject to acceptance based on program availability, completion of registration forms, receipt of first payment fee and the park district’s ability to meet any special needs the participant may have.
Payment is not accepted at Elk Trail Recreation Center, no exceptions. Preschool Registration is not available online. Consistent late payment or non-payment may result in suspension from the program and restrict future program registration for all CSPD programs. If you have any payment questions or concerns, please contact the Service Team at 630-784-6100. Program fee may be paid in full or enroll in the park district’s EZ-Pay plan. Monthly drop off payments are NOT permitted. EZ-Pay: Current month and last month payment is due in full at time of registration (after September 1). Any outstanding fees due to the Carol Stream Park District for program(s) and/or payments related to NSF checks, must be paid in full before the registration can be processed.
Payment Due at Time of Registration
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