Preschool

PHILOSOPHY

The Philosophy of the Frankfort Park District Preschool Program is to provide a preschool setting that is both nurturing and positive to the young child. To achieve this atmosphere, we stress social emotional and creative skills. A strong emphasis will be placed on playing, which is a child’s principal means of expression and problem solving. Language arts, stories, games, crafts and songs will be introduced to correlate with the daily topic. An independent child with a positive self-image is our ultimate goal.

REGISTRATION

All preschool programs run from September 2023 to May 2024. Registration begins Monday, February 6, 2023 for in-district residents. Registration for non-residents will begin Monday, February 13, 2023. 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.

A $50 non-refundable registration fee is due at the time of registration. *If your tuition is paid in full between May 1 and July 15, 2023, you will receive a 5% discount for the entire year. For Non-residents, the discount will be taken off the resident rate. AUTO – PAYMENT will be mandatory for the monthly payment option (see form in preschool packet). Auto-payment forms MUST be turned in by July 15, 2023.  Please have all paperwork turned in by July 15 to confirm your registration commitment. Call the Park District at 815-469-9400 if you have any questions or would like to visit our programs while they are in session.

Pricing reflects the registration for the 2023/24 school year.

Click here to download the Preschool Handbook. (2023/24 Handbook is Coming Soon!)

Looking for a Preschool Home?

Looking for a Preschool Home? Please come visit us at 400 W. 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 and to schedule a tour.

OPEN HOUSE

Looking for a Preschool Home? An Open House is scheduled on Saturday, February 4, 2023. We will have 4 sessions (10:00 -10:30 am, 10:30 -11:00 am, 11:00 -11:30 am, 11:30 am -12:00 pm). Please come visit us at 400 Nebraska Street in Frankfort at the Susan A. Puent Building. You will be able to meet some of the preschool staff and get to see our facility firsthand. Call 815-464-5579 for more information or visit our website at www.frankfortparks.org. Pre-registration is required, register one adult per family. Both parents and children are welcome to attend

Residents who attend the February 4th Open House, may register for preschool on that day at the Preschool Building (registration payments will be processed on Monday, February 6th).

START OF SCHOOL

Preschool classes for the fall will begin the week of September 4th (after Labor Day) and run through May 2024.  Orientation days are scheduled on Tuesday & Wednesday, September 5th & 6th.  Parents will receive an email with their child’s class orientation date and time.

 Please note: This is not a regular school day. Please plan on staying with your child on this day. Your children will stay all by themselves at the next scheduled class session.

Preschool Orientation Day* Schedule will be emailed to parents for each class. This will be sent a few weeks prior to the start of school.

*Please note: This is not a regular school day. Please plan on staying with your child on this day. Your children will stay all by themselves at the next scheduled class session.

Click here to download the Preschool Orientation – Teacher Meet & Greet 2023 Schedule

Click here to download the Wee Works 2023 Supply List

Click here to download the Play School 2023 Supply List

Click here to download the Prep School 2023 Supply List

Click here to download the Stepping Stones 2023 Supply List

Programs Include:

Pricing reflects the registration for the 2023/24 school year.

WEE WORKS 2.5 years

This twice-weekly program is perfect for young children anxious to meet friends. The class will be filled with playtime, arts & crafts, stories, music and snack time. The child must be 2.5 years old by September 1, 2023. Being toilet trained is NOT mandatory.  A physical is required.

Days: Wednesday & Friday
Times: 9:00 – 11:00 am OR 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Tuition: $1,170/NR $1,305*
9 monthly auto-payments of $130/NR $145 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, 2023 and MUST be toilet trained. A physical is required.

Days: Tuesday & Thursday
Times: 8:45 – 11:15 am OR 12:15 – 2:45 pm
Tuition: $1,350/NR $1,485*
9 monthly auto-payments of $150/NR $165 per month

PREP SCHOOL 4 years

This Kindergarten preparation program is for children who will be 4 years old by September 1, 2023 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
Tuition: $1,530/NR $1,665*
9 monthly auto-payments of $170/NR $185 per month

STEPPING STONES (Kinder-Bridge) 4 years

This class is for children who will be 4 years old by September 1, 2023 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
Tuition: $1,935/NR $2,070*
9 monthly auto-payments of $215/NR $230 per month

*If your tuition is paid in full between May 1st and July 15th, 2023, you will receive a 5% discount for the entire year. For Non-residents, the discount will be taken off the resident rate.

 

 

 


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