Early Childhood Programs

Schaumburg School District 54 offers the following high-quality learning experiences for the youngest and most at-risk learners who reside within our boundaries. 

The District 54 Preschool for All (PFA) program is a state funded program designed to serve the most at-risk 3 to 5 year-old preschool children in our community. Program eligibility is determined upon multiple at-risk factors identified through a screening process. 

 To set up a screening please follow the two steps below:

 1.) Complete the district’s online registration.

2.)  After submitting the online application, you will receive an envelope at home with additional information about the process and forms to complete. Completed forms and documents are required to receive a screening appointment.
 You will also need to provide:

*Please note that by completing these forms you are not registering your child in school.

If you do not have access to complete the forms online, please contact us at 847-230-1700 or email [email protected]

The Early Childhood Special Education Program (ECSE) is for children between the ages of 3 and 5 years old. This program serves children who are identified as having a disability and who are eligible for special education services through an evaluation process and an Individualized Education Program (IEP). For more information about this program please call 847-230-1763 or email [email protected].

Home Visiting Program (Prenatal- age 3)

Qualifying families partner with Parent Educators and receive support in the areas of parent-child engagement, child development and family well-being.  In addition, Parent Educators conduct regular developmental, health and family-based screenings and facilitate the access to community resources such as food pantries, clothing closets, and health and wellness.

To apply for this program, please follow the steps below:

  1. Complete Online Registration. If you are expecting or your child is 2.5 years old or younger, the first step to determining eligibility for the program is to complete online registration. Registration Link
  2. Parent Educator Phone Call: Parent educators will contact you within a few weeks of receiving your online registration to determine next steps.
  3.  Paperwork: A parent educator will work with you to collect necessary paperwork and complete a family interview to determine eligibility.
  4. Eligibility Results: You will receive a call indicating if your family is eligible for the Prevention Initiative Home Visiting Program.

Community Resource Centers (0-5 years old)

In these centers, located throughout the community, Parent Educators facilitate a variety of parent-child interactions opportunities. Any family living within District 54 boundaries who has a child 0-5 years old is invited to attend. For more information about this program, please email [email protected].

If you have any questions regarding our Prevention Initiative program, please call 847-357-1700.