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2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR


Registration must be done in person at Rose Park, 530 S. Williams Avenue, Palatine IL, 60074.
Hours: Monday-Friday – 8:30am-5:00pm.


    • 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, 2023.
    • Child must be toilet independent. No pull-ups.
    • $50 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

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, Emily Ratajczak & Gretchen Elzer

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Preschool (3 & 4 year olds)

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.

Code Options Day Time Fee
301100-01 2 Day TU/TH 9:00-11:30am $180NR/$165R
301100-02 3 Day M/W/F 9:00-11:30am $230NR/$215R


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PREKINDERGARTEN (4 & 5 year olds)

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.

Code Options Day Time Fee
301100-03 2 Day TU/TH 12:30-3:00pm $180NR/$165R
301100-04 3 Day M/W/F 12:30-3:00pm $230NR/$215R
301100-05 4 Day Flexible 12:30-3:00pm $270NR/$255R

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) & Gretchen Elzer

Location:  Rose Park 
Day:  Wednesdays
Time: 10:30am-12:30pm
Ages: Current Prekindergarten Students (School Year Students) & Ages 3-5 (Summer Enrichment)

206270-05 Wednesday 4/5 & 4/12 10:30-12:30pm Romping, Stomping Dinos $32R/$34NR
206270-06 Wednesday 4/19 & 4/26 10:30-12:30pm Ducks Like Rain $32R/$34NR
201125-01 Monday 7/7 9:30-10:300am Super Scientists $29R/$31NR
201125-02 Wednesday 7/26 9:30-10:30am Art Smart $29R/$31NR
201125-03 Friday 7/28 9:30-10:30am Alphabet Adventure $29R/$31NR

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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 & Miss Kristin
Days: Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays
Times: 11:30am-12:30pm
Ages: 3-5 years
101152-04 M 3/6-4/17 (no class 3/27) 11:30-12:30pm $44R/$48NR
101152-05 M 4/24-5/15 11:30-12:30pm $28R/$32NR
101152-09 Tu 3/7-4/18 (no class 3/28) 11:30-12:30pm $44R/$48NR
101152-10 Tu 4/25-5/16 11:30-12:30pm $28R/$32NR
101152-14 TH 3/9-4/20 (no class 3/30) 11:30-12:30pm $44R/$48NR
101152-15 TH 4/27-5/18 (no class 5/4) 11:30-12:30pm $20R/$24NR
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Get ready for Kindergarten! Children will enjoy group time, outdoor activities and individual skills practice all designed to get your child prepared for kindergarten.  Make sure your child eats a good breakfast, as there will be NO snack time.  Pre-registration required.  Spots are limited!

Location: Rose Park
Ages: Entering Kindergarten
Instructor: Miss Kathy
206270-01 W June 12, 14, 19 & 21 9:00-11:00am $70NR/$65R
206270-02 W June 26, 28, July 10, 12 9:00-11:00am $70NR/65R
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