Now Enrolling for 2021-2022 School Year! 

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 2021

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Registration is now available online. Registration can also be completed at Simkus Recreation Center, 849 W. Lies Road or registration packets can be emailed to info@csparks.org. A registration packet with an automatic payment request form is required for all registrations.

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Schedule & Fees

The 2021-2022 school year runs from September 7-May 20. New students are accepted throughout the year!

Program Days Times Resident Non-Resident Resident Non-Resident
Preschool Prep Tu/Th 9:00-10:30 $91 $101 $101 $111
3 Years – 2 Days Tu/Th 9:15-11:15 $110 $120 $120 $130
3 Years – 2 Days Tu/Th 9:30-11:30 $110 $120 $120 $130
3 Years – 2 Days Tu/Th 1:00-3:00 $110 $120 $120 $130
3 Years – 3 Days M/W/F 9:00-11:00 $155 $165 $165 $175
3 & 4 Years – 3 Days M/W/F 12:30-2:30 $155 $165 $165 $175
4 Years – 3 Days M/W/F 9:15-11:15 $155 $165 $165 $175
4 Years – 3 Days M/W/F 9:30-11:30 $155 $165 $165 $175
4 Years – 3 Days M/W/F 1:00-3:00 $155 $165 $165 $175
Kindergarten Readiness M-F 12:45-2:45 $239 $249 $249 $259

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NEW! Extended Care for Preschool Kids! Or add an adjoining class for more Fun!

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.

Just need a little extra time? Select a preschool dance or gymnastics class adjacent to a preschool class or the extended care program, and your child will be walked by a teacher to that class. Classes adjacent to the preschool or extended care program include Cricket Gymnastics, Mini Hip Hop 1 and Young Ballerinas.

For younger children ages 1-2 ½, introduce your child to the preschool day in our new parent/tot Learn with Me classes.

Use these links to register:

23016 – Preschool Extended Care – Tu/Th Morning

23021 – Preschool Extended Care – Tu/Th Mid-Day

23030 – Preschool Extended Care – Tu/Th Afternoon


23017 – Preschool Extended Care – M/W/F Morning

23028 – Preschool Extended Care – M/W/F Mid-Day

23031 – Preschool Extended Care – M/W/F Afternoon


22973 – Learn with Me

22974 – Learn with Me

22920 – Cricket Gymnastics

22922 – Cricket Gymnastics

23057 – Mini Hip Hop 1

23049 – Young Ballerinas

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. Scheduled payment amounts and dates are listed on your receipt. Completion of an Automatic Payment Request Form is required with registration.

Current Health & Safety Guidelines

The health and safety of our preschoolers are paramount and we’re implementing a modified operations plan for this school year. We have new social-distancing measures, wellness standards, more intense cleaning and sanitizing procedures, face-covering requirements, new drop-off and pick-up protocol, and more in place. Our modified operations are subject to change based on further guidance from local, state, and federal authorities.

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Summer Preschool

When school’s out, summer preschool is in! 3-4 year olds will learn and play with new games, crafts, and stories each week. STEAM activities will also be incorporated. Children will develop independence while learning the importance of sharing, listening, and cooperation. Weekly sessions are offered from June 7-August 13. Children must be potty trained. The program is held both indoors and outdoors. Virtual options are also available.

In-Person Summer Preschool

Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9:00-11:00am

Location: Simkus Recreation Center

Virtual Summer Preschool

Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 10:00-10:45am

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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 7-August 13

Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9:30-11:30am

Location: Hampe Park

Inclement weather location: Fountain View Recreation Center


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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