Preschool registration

  • CCSD 89 offers a preschool program for 3- and 4-year-old children. The program, located at Briar Glen Elementary School, features a developmentally appropriate curriculum delivered by certified early childhood educators. Limited openings are available for 3- and 4-year-old children who live in the CCSD 89 attendance area.

    For more information on CCSD 89 preschool, please visit the CCSD 89 preschool webpage


    2024-25 preschool

    Open pre-registration for tuition preschool in the 2024-25 school year has now ended. Please contact Jennifer Whitehead at jwhitehead@ccsd89.org or (630) 545-3300 to inquire about existing openings. Please note: If there are more applicants who complete the process than there are open seats, students will be admitted based on the order the family completed the pre-registration.

    In order to enroll in the 2024-25 CCSD 89 preschool, parents should have:

    • Completed pre-registration 
    • Submit age and residency documents at Briar Glen 
    • Complete registration (opens April 3)

    The monthly tuition for the 2024-25 school year will be $382. Free and tuition-reduced options are also available for families that qualify. 


    Submitting age and residency documents

    Families who complete the pre-registration form must submit the following documents in-person at Briar Glen Elementary (1800 Briarcliffe Boulevard, Wheaton):

    • An original birth certificate (not a photocopy)
    • A deposit check made out to CCSD 89 for $151 total ($66 registration fee, $50 one-time snack/milk fee, and $35 technology fee). If your student is not selected, your check will be returned.
    • The following residency documents:
      • CATEGORY ONE (one item): Current mortgage statement; signed lease agreement; real estate tax bill; or an affidavit from a local resident who attests to the registrant living with them at no cost (more information about those submitting an affidavit is available here)
      • CATEGORY TWO (two items): Current electric, gas, or water bill; driver's license; home/rental insurance papers; auto registration; voter registration

    You can schedule a time to submit the birth certificate, check, and residency documents by contacting CCSD 89 preschool administrative assistant Jennifer Whitehead at jwhitehead@ccsd89.org or (630) 545-3304.

    Completing registration

    In February, families selected in the initial placement will be notified by email with information on how to complete registration for the 2024-25 school year. Families not selected will be placed on a waitlist and their deposit check will be returned. If a spot opens up on the preschool waitlist, families will be contacted in the order they submitted preregistration.

    Preschool enrollment can be completed when registration opens to all new and returning families in April. Families will receive a letter in the mail with a unique ‘SnapCode’ to complete registration. 

    Cost of preschool

    The tuition for the 2024-25 school year will be $382 each month. A one-time registration fee of $151 ($66 registration fee, $50 snack/milk fee, and $35 technology fee) will be due at registration. 

    The district also offers reduced and free preschool tuition to families that qualify. If you would like to be considered for free or reduced tuition, please contact Jennifer Whitehead at (630) 545-3304. A follow-up interview will be conducted by CCSD 89 staff and some additional documentation may be needed.