Preschool Registration Information

St. Matthew School offers a state-funded Preschool for All Program. This program is available to 3- and 4-year-olds at a minimal cost to their parents.

Only 40 children are accepted into this program. All applicants will be screened, which includes a parental interview. If St. Matthew School does not get state funding for the Preschool for All Program, full tuition will be charged.

Listed below are the things you will need to bring to register your child(ren) in the Preschool For All program at St. Matthew School.

 Birth certificate(s), Baptismal certificate(s)

1040 tax form for 2012 or recent check stubs

Social security cards of BOTH PARENTS AND CHILD(REN)

All emergency information, including parent(s) work phone numbers, emergency contact phone numbers and doctor's phone number. You will be required to complete emergency
cards on each student at the time of registration.

A check or cash for the non-refundable registration fee ($100 per child), which will be applied to the first month's tuition. If you wish, you can use your Visa or MasterCard to pay your $100 registration fee.

Please note: Registration will NOT be considered final and your spot will NOT
be held until we have all of the above information.

Preschool helps children develop the social, emotional and
pre-academic skills they need to succeed in school and in life.

What is Preschool for All?
Preschool for All is Illinois’ promise that all three- and four-year-olds can engage in the early learning experiences they need to succeed in school and in life.

Preschool for All is a high-quality program that brings together qualified staff, a proven curriculum and parent involvement to help prepare children for success in school.

Preschool for All programs are offered in participating public and private schools, child care centers, community and faith-based organizations, Head Start and other settings.
There is no cost to parents for part-day Preschool for All or Head Start programs.

How can I enroll my child?
St. Matthew offers the Preschool for All program.

The Preschool for All promise extends to all Illinois children, but it will take time to provide enough classrooms to meet demand. Many communities also offer programs for infants and toddlers and their parents though availability is limited.

Funded by the Illinois State Board of Education, Preschool for All programs are typically half day and follow school calendars. Parents who need child care are responsible for their children’s care before and after the Preschool for All program and are encouraged to speak with a specialist to discuss options and assistance programs.

Is my child ready for Preschool for All?
Yes! Preschool for All helps children develop the skills they need to succeed in school and later in life. Programs have been designed to meet the learning and developmental needs of each child aged birth to five in Illinois.

Depending on their birthdays, children ages three and four can enroll in preschool. Younger children may benefit from participation in infant and toddler programs where available. All children are screened at the time of enrollment to ensure they are matched with the most appropriate services.


To speak to an early care and education specialist about the best options for your child
contact (877) 20-CHILD