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!



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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.

Location: Simkus Recreation Center

Kiddie Camp

Children ages 3-5 can go to camp too! Weekly themes will keep little ones engaged while they craft, play games, and burn some energy indoors and out. Sign up with a friend or make new friends! Looking for 5 days a week? Register for Summer Preschool and keep the learning going! Children must be potty-trained.

Location: Simkus Recreation Center

Little Explorers Camp - NEW

We are excited to offer this new introductory camp for Kids 3-5 years old.  In this week-long camp, campers will explore all that McCaslin Park has to offer.  Campers play mini golf, cool off in the splash pad, dig in the sand area, make crafts, and enjoy some playground time.  Swim suit, towel lunch and gym shoes are required. Camp will start and end at the Coyote Crossing Mini Golf. Participants must be able to handle their own bathroom needs.

Location: Coyote Crossing Mini Golf & McCaslin Park

Week # 1    Mon-Fri      June 17-21    9:30am-12:30pm      $140R/$160NR        29669

Week #2     Mon-Fri     July 22-26    9:30am-12:30pm      $140R/$160NR         29976

Preschool Registration

Registration can be completed in-person or online.  Emergency information will be required through ePact.




Schedule & Fees

The 2024-2025 school year runs from September 2, 2024 to May 16, 2025. Child must be of age as of September 1, 2024.

Preschool Prep (Age 2 1/2 yrs) Tu, Th 9:00-10:30 am $118R/$128NR $1,062R/1,152NR
Preschool Prep (Age 2 1/2 yrs) Tu, Th 12:30-2:00pm $118R/$128NR $1,062R/1,152NR
3 Year Old (2 days/week) Tu, Th 9:15-11:15 am $141R/$151NR $1,269R/1,359NR
3 Year Old (2 days/week) Tu, Th 9:30-11:30 am $141R/$151NR $1,269R/1,359NR
3 Year Old (3 days/week) M, W, F 9:00-11:00 am $186R/$196NR $1,674R/1,764NR
Combo 3 & 4 Year Old M, W, F 12:30-2:30 pm $186R/$196NR $1,674R/1,764NR
4 Year Old (3 days/week) M, W, F 9:15-11:15 am $186R/$196NR $1,674R/1,764NR
4 Year Old (3 days/week) M, W, F 9:30-11:30 am $186R/$196NR $1,674R/1,764NR
4 Year Old (3 days/week) M, W, F 1:00-3:00pm $186R/$196NR $1,674R/1,764NR
Kindergarten Readiness (Age 4 years) M-F 12:45-2:45 pm $307R/$317NR $2,763R/2,853NR


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Payment Information

Program fees can be paid in full at registration or via a monthly payment plan. A $70 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

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.



M,W,F 8:00-9:30am $91 $819
Mid-Day M,W,F 11:00am-1:00pm $122 $1.098
Afternoon M,W,F 2:30-4:00 pm $91 $819
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.

Participants registered for the Mid-Day care bring their lunch.


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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