Registration for the 2022-2023 school year is now open!

Through education, recreation, and fun, our preschool program offers a balanced play-based learning approach perfect for first-time students. Creative daily lesson plans focus on the development of your child’s necessary prekindergarten skills such as letter and name recognition, printing, cooperative play, socialization skills, listening, and more. Structured and unstructured activities provide stimulating hands-on learning opportunities to promote your child’s physical, emotional, and intellectual growth. 

The Carol Stream Park District Preschool program has been a community tradition for over 40 years. Our preschool at Simkus Recreation Center provides a safe and welcoming learning environment with access to amenities such as the gym and gymnastics room. Our passionate and experienced teachers are committed to working together to provide your child with the most enjoyable learning experience possible. Come learn and play with us today!


Preschool 2022

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A registration packet with automatic payment request form is required for all enrollments.

Registration can be completed in-person or by mail at Simkus Recreation Center, 849 W. Lies Road.  Or, email your forms to info@csparks.org. A full registration packet is required if not enrolling online.

If registering online, complete the condensed packet with emergency forms and automatic payment request form. Drop off at or mail to Simkus Recreation Center or email info@csparks.org.

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Schedule & Fees

The 2022-2023 school year runs from September 6-May 19. New students are accepted throughout the year.

Preschool Prep Tu, Th 9-10:30 am $110R/$120NR $990R/1080NR
3 Year Old (2 days/week) Tu, Th 9:15-11:15 am $132R/$142NR $1,188R/$1,278NR
3 Year Old (2 days/week) Tu, Th 9:30-11:30 am $132R/$142NR $1,188R/$1,278NR
3 Year Old (3 days/week) M, W, F 9-11 am $176R/$186NR $1,584R/$1,674NR
Combo 3 & 4 Year Old M, W, F 12:30-2:30 am $176R/$186NR $1,584R/$1,674NR
4 Year Old (3 days/week) M, W, F 9:15-11:15 am $176R/$186NR $1,584R/$1,674NR
4 Year Old (3 days/week) M, W, F 9:30-11:30 am $176R/$186NR $1,584R/$1,674NR
4 Year Old (3 days/week) M, W, F 1-3 am $176R/$186NR $1,584R/$1,674NR
Kindergarten Readiness M-F 12:45-2:45 am $293R/$303NR $2,637R/$2,727NR


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Payment Information

Program fees can be paid in full at registration or via a monthly payment plan. A $65 non-refundable enrollment fee and payment for the first month are due at registration. All subsequent payments are automatically withdrawn on the 1st of each month, from October-May. Scheduled payment amounts and dates are listed on your receipt. Completion of an Automatic Payment Request Form is required with registration.

Extended Care for Preschool Participants for 2022-2023 School Year

We are expanding our 3-4 year old preschool program to accommodate busy parents. Now offering morning, mid-day and afternoon extended care, your preschooler receives additional interaction with teachers and peers through games and playtime.

  • Morning 8-9:30 am
  • Mid-Day 11 am-1 pm
  • Afternoon 2:30-4 pm

Check back for additional add-on programs for your child to attend before or after their preschool class.

Participant must be registered for a class immediately before or after the selected extended care time. Not available for children registered in Preschool Prep or Kindergarten Readiness. Payment plan is available.


Winter Break Preschool Mini Camps

Keep your preschooler busy over break while you give yourself a 2-hour break. Each day is its own camp with crafts and games that fit into our daily themes. Participants enjoy time with friends while dressing up and pretending to be their favorite characters or animals. Costumes can be worn to camp if they fit the theme. Register for any combination of days.

Ages 3-5

9:30-11:30 am

Simkus Recreation Center

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Summer Preschool

When school’s out, summer preschool is in. 3-4 year olds learn and play with new games, crafts, and stories each week. STEAM activities are incorporated. Children  develop independence while learning the importance of sharing, listening, and cooperation. Weekly sessions are offered June – August. Children must be potty trained. The program is held both indoors and outdoors.

K-3 Outdoor Camp

K-3 Outdoor Camp is a summer program for children entering kindergarten through 3rd grade. This shortened camp day is filled with games, sports, and outdoor fun. Weekly registration options are offered June to August.

Thank You To Our Program Sponsors

Photos of Preschool

“It truly is a wonderful program. It is amazing to see what they accomplish in a short time. Thank you for two great years.”

— Carol Stream Preschool Parent

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