Preschool

Preschool

Registration Information

Below is registration information for the 2021/22 school year.  We are still accepting registrations forms for those classrooms that still have openings. 

New Student General Registration for the 2021/22 school year

General registration forms for new preschool students who wish to enroll for the 2021/22 school year beginning in September are available here:

Registration forms for new preschool students

Completed registration forms can be emailed to kwaszak@ahpd.org or returned to our drop Box located by the north entrance of our Administrative Building located at 410 N. Arlington Heights Rd. 

Once we receive your registration form, we will call you regarding your enrollment status. 

As a reminder, this process replaces the in person, early morning registration that has traditionally taken place at Pioneer Park

2021/22 school year information

3-4 Year Olds - IN-PERSON

One teacher and one teacher aide (16 students max)
Tuesday and Thursdays 09/07/21 – 05/18/22
LOCATION / TIME
PLAN 1
Pay in Full
PLAN 2
Payment Plan
9-11am
TOTAL FEE: $1,256

TOTAL FEE: $1,309

7 PAYMENTS: $187

9-11am
9-11am
9-11am

 

4-5 Year Olds - IN-PERSON

One teacher and one teacher aide (20 students max)
Monday, Wednesday and Fridays 09/08/21 – 05/20/22
Note:  Camelot and Recreation have a separate morning session and an afternoon session.
LOCATION / TIME
PLAN 1
Pay in Full
PLAN 2
Payment Plan
9-11:30am and 12:30-3 pm
TOTAL FEE: $1,917

TOTAL FEE: $1,967

7 PAYMENTS: $281 

9-11:30am
9-11:30am
9-11:30am and 12:30-3 pm
 
Participants will have two Preschool payment options:
 

Preschool Pay in Full Option:
$35 non-refundable deposit due with registration form. 
Monday, May 10, 2021, full amount auto billed. If you register after May 10 the full amount will be auto billed when we process your registration form.   
($50 discount applied to paid in full option.)

Payment Plan Option:  
$35 non-refundable deposit due with registration form.
7 auto-payments are deducted on:   May 10, Sept 10, Oct 10, Nov 10, Dec 10, Jan 10 & Feb 10.

Preschool

About the Program

The Arlington Heights Park District preschool program provides age-appropriate curriculum to develop a child’s love of learning. Our play-based curriculum is provided in a safe, nurturing environment which allows the children opportunities to grow socially, emotionally, intellectually and physically. Children participate in a variety of activities everyday including art, music, movement, dramatic play, math, science, block play, story time and group discussions. With the guidance of the area school districts, we strive to prepare children for kindergarten. Our program is designed to give your child the tools and experiences they need to assure a positive transition from preschool to kindergarten.

Some ongoing skills emphasized throughout our two-year program are recognition and printing of first name with upper and lower case letters, naming basic colors and shapes, and reciting numbers 1-20.
 

About the Instructors

Skilled professionals schooled in early childhood and/or elementary education teach the preschool program. Our instructors are kept informed of current trends in education by attending early childhood workshops and conferences throughout the year. Our teachers help the children develop new interests, learn good work habits, follow directions, socialize, share and establish self-direction.


Policies:

  • Children in preschool must be toilet-trained; pull-ups are not allowed.

  • Children must be 3 by September 1 to enroll in 3-4 year old preschool.

  • Children must be 4 by September 1 to enroll in 4-5 year old preschool.

What Preschool looks like currently for the 2020-2021 school year:

Increased classroom and bathroom cleaning & sanitizing especially in high-touch areas.

Tightened sick protocol including parents doing a wellness check before coming to school

Face coverings will be required for students and teachers.

Limited adults will be allowed in the building and preschool classroom.

Outside learning & play time as weather permits. 

Preschoolers will bring their own water bottle.  There will not be snack time to start the school year. 

Students are asked to bring the following supplies which will be kept at school:  8 count crayons, 8 count washable markers, 3 #2 pencils, and 1 glue stick. 

Parent drop off and pick up will be outside the classroom. 

Fewer toys will be in the preschool rooms to allow for physical distancing and cleaning.  Toys will be rotated to keep children engaged. 

Our Preschool Lunch Bunch program will be postponed and re-evaluated in January.

 

How we have been helping your preschooler prepare for the school year?

Practice wearing a face covering and taking it on and off.

Practice handwashing.  Sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star or the Alphabet Song to help them understand washing for 20 seconds. Practice sneezing or coughing into their elbow, shirt or tissue. 

Explain keeping their hands to themselves and not touching other friends. 

Drive or walk by their preschool building and point out the door they will be going in for school. 

Talk about what it’s like to separate from mom or dad (we know they’ve been by your side for a while). 

Discuss how important it is to let a teacher or parent know if they are not feeling well. 

Talking to your preschooler, who has been in our rooms before, that the room may look different, but they will still have so much fun. 

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