Preschool/Prairie Care

REGISTRATION

All preschool programs run from September 2017 to May 2018. 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. AUTO PAYMENT will be mandatory for the monthly payment option.

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 5 and August 1, 2017, you will receive a 10% discount for the entire year. Additional siblings will also receive a 10% discount if tuition is paid in full.  For Non-residents the discount will be taken off the resident rate.

AUTO-PAYMENT will be mandatory for the monthly payment option (Auto payment should be turned in by August 1).

Please have all paperwork turned in by June 1st to confirm registration commitment. 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.

Looking for a Preschool Home?

Looking for a Preschool Home? 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, 2017. Being toilet trained is NOT mandatory. A physical is required.

Days: Tuesday & Thursday
Times: 9:00-11:00 am OR 12:00-2:00 pm
*Fee: $100/NR $105 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, 2017. 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
Fee: $100/NR $105 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, 2017 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: $115/NR $120 per month

PREP SCHOOL 4 years

This Kindergarten preparation program is for children who will be 4 years old by September 1, 2017 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
*Fee: $135/NR $140 per month

STEPPING STONES 4 years

This class is for children who will be 4 years old by September 1, 2017 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: $180/NR $185 per month

*Please note all prices are subject to change.

PRAIRIE CARE:
A PARK PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM

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.  www.frankfortparks.org

Kindergarten – 5th Grade

Price List 5 days 4 days 3 days 2 days 1 day
Before School Care $55 $44 $33 $22 $11
After School Care $80 $64 $48 $32 $16
157c staff AM $30 $24 $18 $12 $6
157c staff PM $40 $32 $24 $16 $8

Prairie Care Forms:

Click on each form title to download.

POWERPLAY! GRANT

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 http://www.ilparks.org/?page=pd_license_plate.