- Students sanitize their hands throughout class time.
- Students are given an assigned seat within the classroom.
- Mrs. Earnest – Room 1
- Mrs. Lill/Mrs. Bonokollie – Room 4
- Mrs. Oswald – Room 5
These procedures and requirements may change at any time in order to maintain the safest environment possible for our participants and staff. We appreciate you abiding by all guidelines as we work together to resume preschool operations.
– Park and walk your child directly to their classroom.
– Parent and student should line up in the hallway outside their classroom door.
– Teachers open the classroom doors at the class start time.
– Parents should park and come to the classroom.
– Line up in the hallway outside the classroom and wait for doors to open.
– Teachers open the classroom door at dismissal time.
Masks are recommended but not required.
Items from home:
This information is a general overview of the program’s procedures.
For the safety of the children enrolled in our preschool program, we request notification any day your child is not attending the program. A call is not necessary on a scheduled “No School” day. See the school year schedule for a list of days off. To report an absence:
Casual play clothes and gym shoes are recommended; we have a lot of fun activities planned where children may be on the go.
Jackets are also recommended for inclement weather days.
Apply sunblock prior to arrival; activities may be planned on-site outdoors.
Clearly label backpacks, coats, hats, and gloves with your child’s first and last name.
Other personal items from home (toys, etc.) are not permitted.
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.
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 on a daily basis utilize a few basic “child management techniques”. The staff uses 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 are 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 Carol Stream Park District reserves the right to set 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 Carol Stream Park District preschool curriculum reflects the 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 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.
Our Preschool Program can help a child:
Progress reports are completed twice a year and go home in February and again in May. The progress report highlights skills that area School Districts would like incoming kindergarteners to possess.
Parent-Teacher Conferences are held mid to late February. Conference sign up are available in February.
Communication between parents and preschool program staff is very important. To help keep parents informed, preschool program information is maintained and available on the Carol Stream 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.
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.
Drop Off and Pick Up is at each child’s classroom. Parents should park and walk their child into the building.
Parent and child should wait in the hallway outside of their child’s classroom until the teachers open the classroom doors.
In order to keep the drop-off and pick-up process on schedule, do not address concerns with your child’s instructor during this time. If you have questions for an instructor, call the Preschool Office at 630-784-6140 to schedule an appointment for a conference call or virtual meeting.
If you are late picking up your child, a late fee of $5 for the first ten minutes (or any portion thereof) and $1, per minute after the first ten minutes is charged per child. The Late Pick-Up Fee is placed on your Carol Stream Park District account. If late pick-up becomes habitual, you run the risk of your child being removed from the program.
Field trips to local venues are currently scheduled for the Fall and Spring.
Parents are responsible for driving and picking up their children to and from the field trip location.
Parents must conduct a wellness check with their child prior to arrival at the preschool program.
Current symptoms include: Fever of 100.4+ degrees or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.
Refer to the CDC website as the list of symptoms is updated occasionally.
Children cannot attend if they:
If a child displays COVID-19 symptoms after arrival, they are isolated until pick-up. They should be picked up as immediately as possible. At least one authorized pick-up person besides the parents/guardians is required within 20 minutes of the facility.
Children with COVID-19 symptoms can return with a note from a medical professional stating they acknowledge the symptom displayed in class but that the child is approved to return to the program.
Participants who are suspected of having COVID-19, test positive, or have come into close contact with someone who is COVID-19 -positive in the last 14 days must report this information to the Recreation Supervisor so proper protocol can be followed. Children in any of these circumstances are not permitted to attend preschool until the required isolation period has been met.
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 Carol Stream Park District staff or the participant themselves.
Prescription Drugs and EpiPen- Controlled by Instructors
Parent/Guardian provides the Carol Stream Park District staff with the child’s medication in the original container with a prescription label that includes the patient’s name, physician name, pharmacy name, name of the medication, and complete dosage information. The proper dosage for the day should be sent in the original container each day.
Inhaler—Controlled by the child for self-administration
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 and Illness
Injury and Illness Requiring More Attention In addition to the steps above…
More Serious Injury and Illness In addition to the steps above…
In the case that a student in our preschool program contracts a contagious ailment such as strep throat, head lice, flu, etc., a Health Alert is sent.
A child must receive appropriate treatment, depending on the condition, before returning to the program and may require a medical release from a physician before returning.
As with all Carol Stream Park District programs, the Preschool Program does not provide insurance coverage for participants. Parents should check their individual insurance policies for coverage.
If your child has any special medical, physical, psychological, or emotional needs list them in detail on your registration material. Lack of information may adversely affect the Carol Stream Park District’s ability to accommodate the needs of your child and may necessitate that participant’s removal from the program. Carol Stream Park District is not responsible for any injuries, complications, damages, or losses due to withheld information. Accommodations may be made to assist your child.
If your child has any special needs or you are requesting support from WDSRA (Western DuPage Special Recreation Association), include this information on your Emergency Information Form. WDSRA requires a minimum of two weeks’ notice for inclusion support. Lack of information adversely affects the Carol Stream Park District’s ability to accommodate the needs of your child. Problems resulting from withheld information may necessitate the participant’s suspension from the program until appropriate accommodations can be made for a more successful experience.
Receipts can be issued upon request as well as a Statement of Account which includes all registrations and payments to Carol Stream Park District 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.
After enrolling online, submit your registration packet with emergency information and an authorized payment form along with your child’s birth certificate.
Our goal is to accommodate as many families as possible. The Carol Stream Park District reserves the right to adjust minimums snd 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 Carol Stream Park District’s ability to meet any special needs the participant may have.
Consistent late payment or non-payment may result in suspension from the program and restrict future program registration for all Carol Stream Park District programs. If you have any payment questions or concerns, contact the registration team at 630-784-6100. A program fee may be paid in full or enroll in the Carol Stream Park District’s Automatic Payment plan. Monthly drop off payments is not permitted.
For monthly Automatic Payment: Current month’s payment is due in full at the time of registration (after September 1). Any outstanding fees due to the Carol Stream Park District for the program(s) or payments related to NSF checks, must be paid in full before the registration can be processed.
A $20 late payment fee is applied for declined or late payments. The late payment fee is assessed each month payments are not processed as scheduled. The Carol Stream Park District reserves the right to change of revoke a payment plan, or a participant’s participation in the program, based on insufficient payments.
|School Year Payment Schedule||Payment Due Date|
|September||At time of registration|
Our program follows the CCSD93 school calendar year from September-May.
Safety drills may be scheduled throughout the school year to prepare participants for how to act in an emergency situation. Practice drills include fire drills, tornado drills, and lockdown. These dates are noted in the monthly newsletter.
Fall and Spring pictures are done during the school year.
Family Night is scheduled for the Fall. You are updated if any additional events are scheduled which meet our safety guidelines.
Special guests are scheduled throughout the year as the calendar allows.