Preschool/Prairie Care


All preschool programs run from September 2016 to May 2017. Registration begins the week of January 30, 2016 for in-district residents. Registration for non-residents will begin the week of February 8, 2016. Registration takes place at the Founders Community Center at 140 Oak Street, Frankfort and can only be done IN PERSON. A copy of the child’s birth certificate is required at the time of registration for new participants.

Our doors will open at 8:30 am.

A $50 non-refundable registration fee is due at the time of registration.

Tuition Incentive:

If your tuition is paid in full between June 6 and September 9, 2016, you will receive a 10% discount for the entire year. Additional siblings will also receive a 10% discount.  For Non-residents the discount will be taken off the resident rate. Call the Park District at 815-469-9400 if you have any questions.

Preschool classes are held at the Puent Educational Building, 400 W. Nebraska Street, Frankfort.  Call the Park District Office at 815-469-9400 if you have any questions or would like to visit our program when it is in session.


Saturday, January 30
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Looking for a Preschool Home? An Open House is scheduled for Saturday, January 30 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Registration will be available for residents only at Open House. Please come visit us at 400 Nebraska Street in Frankfort at the Susan Puent Building. You’ll be able to meet some of the preschool staff and get to see our facility first hand.  Call 815-464-5579 for more information.

Programs Include:

ME TWO  2 years

This program will provide young children with the experience of socializing with their peers and practice separating from parents. The children will enjoy age appropriate arts & crafts, music, stories, games and snack time. The child must be 2 by September 1, 2016. Being toilet trained is NOT mandatory. A physical is required.

Days: Monday
Times: 9:00-11:00 am OR 12:00-2:00 pm
*Fee: $50/NR $55 per month

WEE WORKS  2.5 years

This twice weekly program is perfect for young children anxious to meet friends. The morning will be filled with play time, arts & crafts, stories, music and snack time. The child must be 2.5 years old by September 1, 2016. Being toilet trained is NOT mandatory.  A physical is required.

Days: Tuesday & Thursday OR Wednesday & Friday   
Times: 9:00-11:00 am
Fee: $95/NR $100 per month

PLAY SCHOOL  3 years

This program will provide time for young children to learn how to interact with their peers.  Fun activities help the children learn to share and follow directions. Colors, numbers, and the alphabet are introduced. The child must be 3 years old by September 1, 2016 and MUST be toilet trained. A physical is required.

Days: Tuesday & Thursday
Times: 8:45-11:15 am OR 12:15-2:45 pm
*Fee: $110/NR $115 per month

PREP SCHOOL  4 years

This Kindergarten preparation program is for children who will be 4 years old by September 1, 2016 and MUST be toilet trained. The curriculum includes age appropriate activities for language arts, math science, motor skills, and socialization. Field trips are also taken. A physical is required.

Days: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Times: 8:45-11:15 am OR 12:15-2:45 pm
*Fee: $130/NR $135 per month


This class is for children who will be 4 years old by September 1, 2015 and MUST be toilet trained. This 5 day program will focus on school readiness skills of language arts, math, science, and fine motor skills. Emphasis is also placed on improving social skills. Field trips are taken and a physical is required.

Days: Monday through Friday
Times: 9:00-11:30 am OR 12:30-3:00 pm
*Fee: $175/NR $180 per month

*Please note all prices are subject to change.

Parent Handbooks:


***A Prairie Care Informational Meeting
Monday, August 1
@ 7:00 pm
at the Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street. 
Registration materials will be available at that time. 
For more information, please call 815-464-5579.

PRAIRIE CARE: Before & After School Care  

This partnership between the Park District and Frankfort School District 157-C provides before and after school care for 157-C students in grades K-5. The program is located at Grand Prairie School and is available as early as 6:30 AM until the start of school and again after school until 6:30 PM. Prairie Care is also available on early dismissal days and district holidays. For more information please call (815) 469-9400 or (815) 464-5579 or view forms on our website.   

Kindergarten - 5th Grade

Before School Care After School Care    
$11 Daily $16 Daily    

Prairie Care Parent Handbooks:

Prairie Care Forms:

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The Frankfort Park District is one of the Park Districts awarded the PowerPlay! Grant for the 2014-15 school year.  The PowerPlay! Beyond School Grant is a program of the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD). Funding and materials for this program are provided through the sale and subsequent renewals of the Park District Youth License Plate and through Friends of Illinois Parks. For more information on the Youth License Plate program, please visit