2022 Summer Preschool

Registration is open for both Preschool Summer Camp and Sports Center Summer Preschool. Find more information HERE


Fall Registration for the 2022-23 school year

How to register for preschool:
  • Create an online account through rlapd.org, if you don't have one. You can create an account HERE
  • Choose the program you want. Register online through our website. Preschool membership fee is due at time of registration. The non-refundable registration fee is $80R/$120NR.
  • After you register online, you will receive an email from ePACT to complete registration information. ePACT will email you to fill out your child's health history and emergency forms. You need to complete the online packet and share it with the Round Lake Area Park District. You will need 2 emergency contacts and a photo of your child to upload. If you have completed ePACT for us or another organization, you will be asked to update your account and share it with us. Click HERE for more information about ePACT.

If you have questions about registration, please call (847) 546-8558, email registration@rlapd.org, or stop by the Robert W. Rolek Community Center during regular Guest Services hours.

PARENT HANDBOOK


Is This Preschool Right for You?

Choosing a preschool for your child is a BIG decision, and we want to make sure that we provide you with as much information as we can for you to make the most informed decision when choosing a place to entrust your child.

An important question you can ask yourself: "Is my child ready for preschool?"

Here at Round Lake we begin preschool at two years of age and look for developmental milestones in social/emotional, language/communication, movement/physical, and cognitive development from the CDC for ages 2, 3, 4, and 5. These guidelines, as set out by the CDC, help us to determine if our program is the best for you and your child to have a fun and safe learning experience. CDC's Developmental Milestones | CDC

We invite you to set up a tour with our CDC Manager to see the facility prior to registering for this program. This gives you the opportunity to meet us, learn more about our preschool programs, and ask any questions you may have. Our goal is to provide each child and family with an opportunity to successfully and safely participate in our preschool program.


Half Day Preschool

Child Development Center

Our DCFS-licensed half-day preschool program at the Child Development Center is designed to offer your child new and challenging activities that will help prepare and enrich your child's development for the future. In order to attend, your child must be age-appropriate by September 1. A certified copy of the child's birth certificate and a copy of your child's physical with current immunizations is required. No class on legal holidays. A class schedule will be given to students on the first day of class. Classes start on Sept. 6, 2022 (T/Th) and Sept. 7, 2021 (M/W/F).

Classes held at Robert W. Rolek Community Center Round Lake. These prices are good from August 2022 - August 2023.

AGE DAYS TIME MONTHLY TUITION Pay in Full Fee
2-3 T/Th 9 am - 11:30 am $166 $1,494
3-5 M/W/F
9 am - 11:30 am $245 $2,205

Little Kids/Big Futures Scholarship Program

The B.E.S.T. Kindergarten Readiness Committee received funds from Women United of United Way of Lake County to provide a scholarship program for ages 4-5 years. The scholarship is for preschool for 4- to 5-year-olds on M/W/F from 9-11:30 am at the Community Center. Transportation is not provided. Scholarships will be awarded based on financial need and the availability of scholarship funds at the time of application. The deadline to apply for a scholarship for the 2022-2023 school year is Aug. 15, 2022. Any questions should be directed to Joan Ellis at 847-886-5085.

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Sports Center

We also offer a half-day preschool program at the Sports Center that is designed to offer your child new and challenging activities that will help prepare and enrich your child's development for the future. In order to attend, your child must be age appropriate by September 1. A certified copy of the child's birth certificate is required. No class on legal holidays. A class schedule will be given to students on the first day of class. Classes start on Sept.6, 2021 (T/Th) and Sept. 7, 2022 (M/W/F).

Classes held at the Sports Center, 2004 Municipal Way, Round Lake Beach. These prices are good from August 2022 - August 2023.

AGE DAYS TIME MONTHLY TUITION PAY IN FULL FEE
2-3 T/Th 9-11:30 am $166 $1,494
3-4 M/W/F 9-11:30 am $245 $2,205
3-5 T/Th
9-11:30 am
$166
$1,494
4-5 M/W/F 9-11:30 am $245
$2,205
4-5 M/T/W/Th/F 9-11:30 am $401 $3,699



Full Day Preschool / Child Care Program

Our program is is designed to offer your child new and challenging activities that will help prepare and enrich your child's development for the future. Our program is tailored to meet the needs of working parents. Full-day preschool for ages 2-5 with extended care runs from 6:45 am - 6 pm while full-day preschool without extended care runs from 9 am - 3 pm. You can register for a minimum of two days a week. We are a DCFS-licensed preschool program. We offer a hot lunch, snacks and rest time along with a developmentally appropriate curriculum based on the philosophy that children learn through play. Tours are always welcome and we offer a discount for the second full-time sibling enrolled. In order to attend, your child must be age appropriate by Sept. 1. A certified copy of the child's birth certificate is required as well as and a copy of your child's physical with current immunizations. Classes start the week of Aug. 15, 2022.

Classes are held at Robert W. Rolek Community Center in Round Lake. These prices are good from August 2022 - August 2023.

PROGRAM TIME DAYS TUITION
2-3 YR EXTENDED PRESCHOOL 5 DAYS (Room 48) 6:45 am - 6 pm M-F $58 per day
2-3 YR PRESCHOOL 5 DAYS (Room 48)
9 am - 3 pm
M-F
$44 per day
2-3 YR EXTENDED PRESCHOOL 2-4 DAYS (Room 48) 6:45 am - 6 pm
M, Tu, W, Th, F
$66 per day
2-3 YR PRESCHOOL 2-4 DAYS (Room 48)
9 am - 3 pm
M, Tu, W, Th, F
$46 per day




3-4 YR EXTENDED PRESCHOOL 5 DAYS (Rooms 50, 13) 6:45 am - 6 pm M-F $57 per day
3-4 YR PRESCHOOL 5 DAYS (Rooms 50, 13) 9 am - 3 pm M-F $42 per day
3-4 YR EXTENDED PRESCHOOL 2-4 DAYS (Rooms 50, 13) 6:45 am - 6 pm M, Tu, W, Th, F $65 per day
3-4 YR PRESCHOOL 2-4 DAYS (Rooms 50, 13) 9 am - 3 pm M, Tu, W, Th, F $45 per day
3-5 YR EXTENDED PRESCHOOL 5 DAYS (Rooms 10,11) 6:45 am - 6 pm M-F
$57 per day
3-5 YR PRESCHOOL 5 DAYS (Rooms 10,11)
9 am - 3 pm
M-F
$42 per day
3-5 YR EXTENDED PRESCHOOL 2-4 DAYS (Rooms 10,11)
6:45 am - 6 pm
M, Tu, W, Th, F
$65 per day
3-5 YR PRESCHOOL 2-4 DAYS (Rooms 10,11)
9 am - 3 pm
M, Tu, W, Th, F
$45 per day

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Additional Information:

Not sure of your log-in information? Contact us at registration@rlapd.org for assistance



Terrific Twos and Threes

There's a whole new world of fun for your child to experience through art, songs, stories, sensory play, and physical activity. Each class will be a mixture of fun and learning designed to meet the child's natural desire to explore and create. What a great opportunity to make new friends and learn about sharing and cooperation. A nutritious snack will be served. Children need not be toilet trained, however, diapers and wipes must be provided. These classes are held in the Robert W. Rolek Community Center/Child Development Center - Room 13.

Find information HERE