Our preschool program is intended to help stimulate your child’s social, emotional, and creative development. Our program emphasizes socialization and learning through play. Classroom activities encourage problem solving, creativity, self-expression, and academics. This enables children to explore in a room filled with warmth, affection, and respect for others. It is the preschool environment where children learn to respect the authority of adults other than their parents. Friendship, sharing, and cooperation are modeled and practiced on a daily basis. The children will participate in all types of learning including art, music, creative play, cooking, literature and science. Through carpet time, direct instruction, hands-on learning and free-time activities, the children are exposed to a curriculum that enhances their creativity and provides a positive atmosphere for learning.

Eligibility:
Children must be the proper age as of September 1st (December 1st for Pre-K), and must be toilet trained if enrolled in the 3, 4, or Pre-K program.

OPEN REGISTRATION FORM

Completed registration form and registration fee can be dropped off or mailed to the Wauconda Park District, 600 North Main Street, Wauconda, IL 60084.

The registration fee is applied to the last month’s tuition provided your child remains in preschool all year. If your child drops before the end of the year, the registration fee is non- refundable.

To receive resident rates, you must live within the park district boundaries. (Park District boundaries coincide with the village boundaries.) Please be prepared to show proof of residency.

School Calendar and Payment Schedule:
Our preschool runs from September through late May. A detailed calendar will be given out during the first week of school. All payments are monthly and are based on a yearly fee broken into nine equal payments. The registration fee, which holds your spot, is equal to one month’s tuition and is used to pay the May tuition. No refunds are given for the registration payment should you withdraw from the program. All payments are due on the 1st of each month. Payments not received by the 7th of the month will be charged a late fee of $15. Enrollment in the automatic payment program is highly encouraged.

The first day of school for the 2021-2022 school year will be Wednesday, September 8, 2021. Payment for September preschool will be due on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. The remaining tuition payments will be due on the first of each month. You will receive all other important information regarding next year’s classes via e-mail by mid-July.

2021/2022 Registration:
Registration for these classes is currently in progress. Some classes may be full at this time. Please call Beth Christianson at 847-526-3610 for availability.

Preschool Participant Forms:
This year, we will be securely collecting your child’s participant forms online using ePACT.  In early August you will receive an email invite to complete your child’s information.

You must register your child in person at the Wauconda Park District Community Center.

Preschool Physical Form 2pages

Permission To Dispense Medicine Form

Days Time R/NR Fee Location Class Size
2-Year Old Preschool Tue & Thu

Tue & Thu

8:45 – 10:15 am   FULL

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

$72/$92

$72/$92

Community Center

Community Center

Max. 10
3-Year Old Preschool Tue & Thu

Tue & Thu

9:00 – 11:30 am   FULL

12:15 – 2:45 pm

$113/$133

$113/$133

As We Grow Preschool

As We Grow Preschool

Max. 24
4-Year Old Preschool Mon, Wed, Fri

Mon, Wed, Fri

8:45 – 11:15 am   FULL

12:15 – 2:45 pm

$164/$184

$164/$184

As We Grow Preschool

As We Grow Preschool

Max. 24
5-Year Old Pre-K Mon, Wed, Fri 9:00 am – 12:00 pm   FULL $193/$213 Community Center Max. 10