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Cook County Department of Public Health Order 2021-11

In accordance with the Cook County Department of Public Health Order 2021-11, the Salt Creek Park District will require proof of vaccination to enter our facilities effective Monday, January 3, 2022. This order states all recreation centers in Cook County must require any individual 18 years of age and older to show proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with an approved vaccine in order to participate in fitness or athletic programs. In addition, facilities must require patrons ages 18 and older to show identification (including but not limited to: driver’s license, passport, government ID, work or school ID) with information that corresponds to the vaccination proof.

Additionally, any indoor facility rental where food and/or beverage is served also requires all attendees to be vaccinated. All participants must continue to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth at all times while inside Salt Creek Park District facilities and practice social distancing whenever possible. Proof of vaccination for COVID-19 and photo ID will be checked upon entering for all fitness & athletic participants. Thank you for your cooperation!

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Residents & Returning Students: February 21-25
New Student Registration:  February 28

Registration must be done in person at Rose Park, 530 S. Williams Avenue, Palatine IL, 60074.
Hours: Monday-Friday – 8:30am-4:30pm.


    • Open registration until classes are filled.
    • Registration is open to all … you do not need to be a Salt Creek resident!
    • Child must be appropriate age by September 1, 2022.
    • Child must be toilet independent. No pull-ups.
    • $25 deposit at time of registration is NON-REFUNDABLE.
    • Classes begin the week of Labor Day.
    • All Classes meet at Rose Park, 530 S. Williams Ave. Palatine, IL
    • 10% off for each additional sibling.

Our program offers an opportunity for your child to develop socially, physically, intellectually and emotionally. Choose a 2, or 3 day option for your child’s needs.

Click on the link below to view our classroom and go on a tour of our different centers!

Preschool Classroom Tour


(From Left to Right) Kathy Schneider, Kristin Hartwig (Supervisor) & Emily Ratajczak

preschool kids


This program is designed for a child’s first experience in a structured school setting.  Our program offers an opportunity for the child to develop social skills, cooperative play, and fine motor skills, sharing and listening to directions. Subject to change based upon current guidelines & restrictions.

Code Options Day Time Fee
501100-01 2 Day TU/TH 12:30-3:00pm $165NR/$150R
501100-02 3 Day M/W/F 12:30-3:00pm $215NR/$200R


preschool reading


The 4 year old curriculum is designed to prepare your child with the readiness skills needed for entering kindergarten.  Pre-K cognitive skills, small & large motor skills, socialization, and cooperative play are part of this daily process. Enrichment activities are structured to stimulate receptiveness to language, math, art, science and music.  In this program your child is prepared for kindergarten and should be turning 5 years old during our school year.  Subject to change based upon current guidelines & restrictions.

Code Options Day Time Fee
501100-03 2 Day TU/TH 12:30-3:00pm $165NR/$150R
501100-04 3 Day M/W/F 12:30-3:00pm $215NR/$200R
501100-05 4 Day Flexible 12:30-3:00pm $255NR/$240R

preschool enrichment


Each two-week session will focus on a specific theme.  Different learning tools and techniques will propel students’ curiosity and creativity.  Participants must be currently enrolled in the Pre-Kindergarten program.  Classes are taught by Kathy Schneider (summer) & Paige Calvey (fall).

Location:  Rose Park 
Day:  Wednesdays
Time: 10:30am-12:00pm
Ages: 4-5 years

101150-05 Tuesday 1/25 & 2/1 10:30-12:30pm Snow Science $27R/$29NR
101150-06 Tuesday 2/22 & 3/1 10:30-12:30pm Arctic Explorers $27R/$29NR
206270-04 Tuesday 3/15 & 3/29 10:30-12:30pm Ocean Layers $27R/$29NR
206270-05 Tuesday 4/5 & 4/12 10:30-12:30pm Cloud Gazing $27R/$29NR
206270-06 Tuesday 4/19 & 4/26 10:30-12:30pm Mud! Glorious Mud! $27R/$29NR
201125-01 Monday 7/11 9:30-11:00am Super Scientists $24R/$26NR
201125-02 Wednesday 7/13 9:30-11:00am Art Smart $24R/$26NR
201125-03 Friday 7/15 9:30-11:00am Alphabet Adventure $24R/$26NR

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Lunch Bunch

This program is exclusively for current preschool students looking for an extra hour of fun. Program consists of students eating lunch, story time and activities.  Students bring their own peanut-free lunch.

Location: Rose Park
Instructor: Miss Emily
Days: Mondays & Thursdays
Times: 11:30am-12:30pm
Ages: 3-5 years
101152-03 Mon. 1/10-2/14 11:30-12:30pm $36R/$42NR
101152-04 Mon. 2/28-4/4  (No class 3/21) 11:30-12:30pm $36R/$42NR
101152-05 Mon. 4/11-5/16 11:30-12:30pm $36R/$42NR
101152-08 Thurs. 1/13-2/17 11:30-12:30pm $36R/$42NR
101152-09 Thurs. 2/24-4/7  (no class 3/24) 11:30-12:30pm $36R/$42NR
101152-10 Thurs. 4/14-5/19 11:30-12:30pm $36R/$42NR
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Kindergarten Prep


Location: Rose Park
Instructor: Miss Kathy
Days: Varies
Times: 9:00-11:00am
Ages: 5 years or entering Kindergarten
206270-01 M/W June 13, 15, 20 & 22 3:00-4:15pm $55R/$60NR
206270-02 Varies June 27, 29, July 6, 8 3:00-4:15pm $55R/$60NR
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