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**All patrons are highly recommended to wear masks indoors**

On July 29, 2021, Cook County entered into the substantial spread category of COVID-19 and its variants.  Based on recommendations from the CDC and IDPH, we highly recommend that all patrons, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask in all public indoor settings until further notice. Please remember that some facilities serve high-risk groups including seniors and school-age children who are not vaccinated.  Beginning August 2, all children 12 years and under and their instructors are required to wear face masks at all times while indoors.  Additionally, all individuals, regardless of vaccine status, in our school-related programs, must wear masks at all times. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Registration must be done in person at Rose Park and special preschool forms must be filled out.

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.

The Salt Creek Park District Preschool is located at Rose Park, 530 S. Williams Avenue, Palatine IL, 60074.

Meet our Preschool Teachers!
(From Left to Right) Paige Calvey, Kathy Schneider, Kristin Hartwig (Supervisor) & Emily Ratajczak


  • 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, 2021.
  • 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.


Residents only: February 14th & 15th
Returning Students: February 16th-18th
New Student Registration:  February 21

Registration must be done in person at Rose Park.
Hours: Monday-Friday – 8:30am-4:30pm.

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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
301100-01 2 Day TU/TH 9-11:30am $155NR/$140R
301100-02 3 Day M/W/F 9-11:30am $205NR/$190R

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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
301100-03 2 Day TU/TH 12:30-3:00pm $155NR/$140R
301100-04 3 Day M/W/F 12:30-3:00pm $205NR/$190R

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

201125-02 Monday 6/21 (Miss Kathy) 9:30-11:00am Dynamite Dinos! $24R/$26NR
201125-03 Wednesday 6/23 (Miss Kathy) 9:30-11:00am Kids in the Kitchen $24R/$26NR
201125-04 Monday 6/28 (Miss Kathy) 9:30-11:00am Math Madness $24R/$26NR
201125-05 Wednesday 6/30 (Miss Kathy) 9:30-11:00am Kitchen Science $24R/$26NR
201125-06 Wednesday 7/7 (Miss Kathy) 9:30-11:00am Art Smart $24R/$26NR
101150-01 Tuesday 9/21 & 9/28 10:30-12:30pm Fall Fun $27R/$29NR
101150-02 Tuesday 10/5 & 10/12 10:30-12:30pm Creepy Crawlers $27R/$29NR
101150-03 Tuesday 11/2 & 11/9 10:30-12:30pm Nocturnal Animals $27R/$29NR
101150-04 Tuesday 12/7 & 12/14 10:30-12:30pm Cabin Fever $27R/$29NR
101150-05 Tuesday 1/18 7 1/25 10:30-12:30pm Snow Science $27R/$29NR
101150-06 Tuesday 2/22 & 3/1 10:30-12:30pm Arctic Explorers $27R/$29NR

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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 Kristin & Miss Paige
Days: Mondays & Thursdays
Times: 11:30am-12:30pm
Ages: 3-5 years
101152-01 Mon 9/20-10/25 11:30-12:30pm $36R/$42NR
101152-02 Mon. 11/1-12/13  (no class 11/22) 11:30-12:30pm $36R/$42NR
101152-03 Mon. 1/10-2/14 11:30-12:30pm $36R/$42NR
101152-04 Mon. 2/28-4/4 (No class 2/21 & 3/21) 11:30-12:30pm $36R/$42NR
101152-05 Mon. 4/11-5/16 11:30-12:30pm $36R/$42NR
101152-06 Thurs. 9/23-10/28 11:30-12:30pm $36R/$42NR
101152-07 Thurs. 11/4-12/16  (no class 11/25) 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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