The District 54 Early Childhood Department offers services for children from birth through 5 in a variety of locations.
The Parent-Paid Preschool program serves children ages 3 to 5 who are progressing at a rate typical for their age. Options include 2-day, 3-day, or 5-day morning and afternoon preschool. If openings are available, students can enroll at any time during the 2012-2013 school year. Call Collins School at (847) 357-6100 or Aldrin School at (847) 357-5400 to enroll students in the Parent-Paid preschool program for the 2012-13 school year.
Preschool For All – Pre-K At-Risk
Preschool for All serves children ages 3 to 5 years old who are screened and identified as not progressing at a rate anticipated for potential success in kindergarten due to one or more at-risk variables. At-risk factors can include delays identified on screening instruments in the area of intellectual processing, academics, speech/communication, social-emotional development, and/or motor development. In addition, family environmental factors such as low income, homeless, parent/sibling with disability, parent education level, family structure, non-English speaking household, and others are also considered when identifying at-risk eligibility. This program is funded by the Illinois State Board of Education Early Childhood Block Grant. Please call (847) 357-5213 to schedule a developmental screening appointment.
Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)
The Early Childhood Special Education program serves children ages 3 to 5 who are experiencing difficulty in one or more areas and have been identified as having a disability. Please contact Dyanne Frey at (847) 357-5062 for more information.
Family Involvement Nurturing Development
FIND is a program for families with children ages birth to age five living in the School District 54. FIND provides services to families and children at seven Community Resource Centers locations throughout Schaumburg Township. Services include parent-child interaction opportunities, home visits, parent workshops, Promise to Play (family literacy), adult education opportunities and parent support groups. Please contact Joy Schroeder at (847) 357-5213 to request a FIND brochure and Community Resource Center Calendar.
Preschool For All – Prevention Initiative 0-3
Prevention Initiative offers parent-child interaction opportunities and child development information through weekly personal visits facilitated by our Child and Family Educators. Families also participate in group connections, parenting workshops and adult education opportunities. Families with children who are 0 to 3 years of age must meet special at-risk criteria. Please contact Joy Schroeder at (847) 357-5213 for screening and registration information.
Early Childhood Director
Early Childhood Secretary