2023-2024 School Year: September 12 – May 19

Children in Building Block Preschool will learn through play as they are taught skills to aid in the development of creativity and their educational and emotional well-being. Our qualified and caring instructors use a curriculum geared to make sure that students are taught skills needed prior to entering kindergarten. Our staff, with a student/instructor ratio of 10:1, works with and attends educational workshops held by School District U-46.

Enrollment Restrictions/Requirements

  • Children must be of appropriate age (3 or 4 years old) prior to September 1, 2023, and must be toilet trained. No age exceptions will be made.
  • Parents are required to bring a birth certificate or an official document with the child’s birthdate and proof of residency at the time of registration.
  • Proof of appropriate immunizations is required for children to attend preschool.

Payment Options

Monthly payments will be automatically deducted from your account. Credit/debit card or bank information must be provided at the time of registration.

Monthly Payments

Please read through as payment processes have changed!

Building Block Preschool offers a monthly Auto Withdrawal to a credit card on file. You must leave a credit card on file at the time of registration. You may also pay in full at the time of registration for $20 off. The total instructional days for students have been calculated and divided evenly between 9 months. *Any student who signs up after the start of school will be charged the appropriate rate per day times the number of days left in that month as their deposit.

Credit cards will be run on the 1st of every month, September-May. By signing up for the monthly Auto Withdrawal program you are held responsible for having funds in your account at that time. If the 1st falls on a Saturday or Sunday, your account will be charged on the following Monday. If your card is declined, registration will contact you via Phone call. You will have 48 hours from when your card is declined to pay your balance. If your balance is not paid, you will be notified that your child’s care has been suspended until payment is received and a $20 nonrefundable service fee will be added to your account. Upon suspension and a $20 nonrefundable service fee, a daily nonrefundable service fee of $5 per day will be added to your account every day until payment is received. If payment is not received within 10 business days from the 1st of the month, your child will be removed entirely from the Preschool Program for the remainder of the year and the full payment for the new year is required at the time of registration for the following year or any other programs, plus any outstanding dues.



Upon registering, your child will be registered for the entire Preschool year, September-May. If your child drops out of the program for any reason, it is not guaranteed that there will be a position open to returning to the program later. A deposit of the child’s first full month is required at the time of registration if you choose to monthly debits. $100 of that deposit is non-refundable if your child withdrawals before the start of school.

Your child is not completely registered until the deposit is paid, the vaccination record & birth certificate are on file, followed by all ePACT forms are filled out and submitted to the coordinator.

Your child must have the vaccinations below before beginning preschool. Please provide a copy of your child’s immunization records when registering.


The focus of this program is to provide an introduction to socialization and structure. Intro to Preschool will give your child a head start transitioning into our 3-year-old Preschool. Crafts, circle time, name recognition, and listening skills will all be implemented in your child’s curriculum.

510604-04 Tu/Th 9/12-5/16 9 – 10:30a $920/$1,170
Maple Room $102.22/$130/month

The focus of this program is to provide hands-on/center-based activities that foster fine motor skills to enhance pre-writing skills, promote socialization, and introduce letter/number recognition. Large motor skills are enhanced through music and movement activities that also encourage following directions and listening skills. Simple math and science projects are incorporated into the curriculum to foster critical thinking skills.

510504-05 Tu/Th 9/12-5/16 9-11:30a $1,073/$1,273
Juniper Room $119.24/$141.44/month
510504-06 M/W/F 9/11-5/7 9-11:30a $1,140/$1,610
Maple Room $156.67/$178.89/month

The focus of this program is to provide developmentally appropriate activities to ensure our students are socially, emotionally, and academically ready for kindergarten. Hands-on, center-based activities, as well as pencil writing, are used to emphasize letters, letter sounds, numbers, and simple sight words. Math and science projects are incorporated to foster critical thinking skills. The Tuesday/Thursday classes meet in the Elephant/Giraffe Room. The 3-hour Monday/Wednesday/Friday classes meet in the Elephant/Giraffe Room. The 2 1/2-hour Monday/Wednesday/Friday classes meet in the Bear Room.

510504-07 Tu – F 9/12-5/17 9 – 11:30a $1,677/$1,877
Oak Room $186.33/$208.56/month
510503-08 M/W/F 9/11-5/17 9 – 11:30a $1,410/$1,610
Willow Room $156.67/$178.89/month

Michelle Wolverton
Recreation Manager | Early Childhood & Special Events
p: 630.483.3132




$25 of your fee is a non-refundable service charge. If payment is made in full, a discount of $20 will be applied to your fee. No refunds will be guaranteed after January 3, 2021.

A $100 deposit must be paid at the time of registration. Monthly payments will be automatically deducted from your account (credit card, debit card, or your bank information must be provided at the time of registration) the first of every month from September 1, 2020 – March 1, 2021.

My daughter attended 3-year-old and 4-year-old preschool programs. She loved it and all the teachers she had. It was an amazing program and prepared her for kindergarten.

Karleen W.

All four of my children attended Building Block Preschool. They all absolutely loved it! Even with the pandemic, my twins were able to resume an almost normal school year. The teachers work so hard to make sure they are ready for elementary school.

Julie D.

My son attended the 3-year-old program and absolutely loved it! He had wonderful teachers and was challenged in every class.

Tina Marie L.