Children registering in the Community Preschool Program must be three years of age on or before September 1st.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE
Residents of District 93 will have first priority in student placement to attend Community Consolidated School District 93's Community Preschool. Children who reside outside District 93 boundaries will be considered based upon space availability within the program. The District 93 boundaries encompass parts of Bloomingdale, Hanover Park, and Carol Stream.Please call the Early Childhood Center if you are unsure if your home is within District 93 boundaries. Families will be required to show proof of residency upon acceptance to the Preschool Program. Families moving into the district must provide a copy of their home contract or rental agreement with their registration form to indicate the date the ownership of the property will take place.
THE PRESCHOOL PROGRAM
The Community Preschool is a unique multi-aged program that provides experiences to young children who have identified disabilities with young children who do not have disabilities ages three through five. All children have an opportunity to play and learn together in an accepting and engaging environment. Each classroom has a maximum of 15 children staffed by one certified teacher and a classroom assistant. The classroom teachers each hold a bachelors and/or masters degree in regular and/or special education. Classrooms are comprised of preschoolers, who attended 3 or 4 days, and effort is made to balance the number of boys and girls. Consistent with District 93's philosophy, the Community Preschool serves the needs of all children utilizing a developmentally appropriate approach to instruction. Currently, there are 7 classrooms with AM and PM sessions. It is not mandatory for preschoolers to be independent in their toileting skills, but it is encouraged.
RELOCATION OUT OF DISTRICT 93
Children who are residents of School District 93 at the beginning of any school term and who become non-residents during the term shall be permitted to complete the remainder of the school term, yet will be required to pay out-of-district tuition rates.Parents should apprise the classroom teacher of the relocation. If a new preschool is chosen, a transition plan can be developed.
The Preschool schedule follows the District 93 school year calendar on the following days:
Three Days: Tuesday, Wednesdays, and Thursday
Four Days: Monday through Friday
Morning Session:8:30-11:00 a.m.
Afternoon Session:12:35-3:20 p.m.
THE REGISTRATION PROCESS
Open registration to the community is advertised in local newspapers and through the elementary PTA and PTO newsletters. Preschool Round-Up (open registration) will occur each January for individuals (In-District/Out-of-District) interested in registering for the following school year. Interested families may come to the Community Preschool or any elementary school within District 93 to pick up a registration packet. Should you wish a registration packet mailed to you, please call the Early Childhood Center at 630-307-3750.
Parents may drop off registration applications at the Early Childhood Center. Mail-in registration should be addressed to CCSD93 Early Childhood Center, 280 Old Gary Ave., Bloomingdale, IL 60108. A tuition for either a 3-day or 4-day program must accompany the registration. Priority registration is given to students who are currently enrolled in the program and their siblings, children currently on the waiting list, and District 93 residents. Current fees are available on line or by calling (630) 307-3750.
Parents will be notified in March with a confirmation letter or information regarding the wait list process. Deposits will be returned to families placed on the waiting list, but not families who are accepted into the Community Preschool and then withdraw for any reason after the start of the school year.
A payment plan is available for families.Parents may pay monthly or for the entire year. Families will receive payment envelopes to accommodate monthly payments. The envelopes will be sent to you the first school day of each month for your payment convenience. There is no reduction of tuition due to illnesses, absences, or days school is closed. Tuition will not be refunded if your child withdraws from the program after the start of the school year. Additionally, financial support is available for the families who qualify.