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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. A full registration packet is required if not enrolling online.
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|
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 All subsequent payments are automatically withdrawn on the 1st of each month, from October-May.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.
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.
Check back for additional add-on programs for your child to attend before or after their preschool class.
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.
Simkus Recreation Center
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 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.