Our early childhood programs are designed to provide parents with a variety of activities for their preschoolers during the day. Parents have the flexibility to choose one or all three programs to design a program that works best for them. Bring your lunch and stay all day in a supervised environment! Staff provide safe transitions, escorting students from one class to the next. Please select see our current Program Guide for more information.
Downloads and Resources:
- Busy Bees/Creative Playtime NO MEET GREET Parent Info Form – FIllable>>
- Art Smart NO MEET GREET Parent Info Form – Fillable >>
Summer Preschool Programs in a Bag!
Preschoolers, get ready for summer! Our preschool staff has created Summer Preschool Programs in a bag! These bags will be packed with daily activities to provide enriching summertime experiences. Each bag will include an indoor activity, outdoor activity, music, story time, and craft for each day of the week.
Fee (Resident/Non-Resident): $35/$52.50 per bag. Bags must be picked up at Springer Cultural Center (301 N. Randolph St.). Enter from Church St., drive up to the end of the ramp, pop your trunk, and staff will put the bag in your trunk. Please stay in your car.
|Date||Deadline||Pick up 9-11am||Class ID|
|June 1-5||May 25||June 1||120154-01|
|June 8-12||May 29||June 8||120154-02|
|June 15-19||June 5||June 15||120154-03|
|June 22-26||June 12||June 22||120154-04|
|June 29-July 3||June 19||June 29||120154-05|
|July 6-10||June 26||July 6||120154-06|
|July 13-17||July 3||July 13||120154-07|
|July 20-24||July 10||July 20||120154-08|
|July 27-31||July 17||July 27||120154-09|
Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-398-2376
2020-2021 Busy Bees Preschool
Mix and match from Busy Bees Preschool, Creative Play Time, and Art Smart Kids for the perfect one-stop, full-day program for your little one!
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Scholarship & CCRS
Scholarships & Resource Services
Because some residents are unable to participate in recreation programs due to economic hardship, the Champaign Park District offers scholarships to reduce certain fees and charges. Jimmy John’s Youth Scholarship Program applicants are not guaranteed fund availability, program registration or choice of program location. Early applications are given priority. Need is the primary criterion upon which scholarship applicants are considered. Questions: 217-398-2550.
CPD & CUSR Scholarship Forms will be used by any applicant who wants financial help with programs occurring between May 1, 2020 through April 30, 2021. Page 3 is for each child requesting assistance, so print multiple copies if needed:
- Champaign Park District Scholarship Form 2020-2021
- Champaign-Urbana Special Recreation Scholarship Form 2020-2021
If a participant would like to apply for more programs than space allowed on the form, please use the following form for additional program:
- Champaign Park District Additional Programs Application
- Champaign-Urbana Special Recreation Additional Programs Application
If you would like to submit your completed scholarship application with the required documents by email, please send them to email@example.com.
Child Care Resource Service (CCRS)
Child Care Resource Service helps income-eligible parents who are working and/or going to school to pay for their child care. Eligibility is based on family size and parents’ income. Working families whose incomes are at or below 50% of the state median income level may be eligible. Processing the application can take up to 10 business days, once all the necessary information is received. Please pick up an application form from CCRS. CCRS approved families may register for summer youth programs by paying a $10 deposit per child/per session of the program. These deposits may be refunded at the end of the summer once all CCRS checks are received and there is a credit balance. If money is still owed on your account once CCRS checks have been applied, you will be responsible for the rest of the bill. Because the Park District does not receive payment from CCRS until one month after the service was provided, your deposit could be refunded as late as October.
Please Note: Champaign-Urbana Special Recreation is unable to accept CCRS payment due to changes in governmental regulations.
Questions: Child Care Resource Service (http://ccrs.illinois.edu/), 217-333-3252 or 1-800-325-5516
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