To secure a tuition spot, families must complete the following steps:

  1. Submit a request for a tuition spot via the links below.
  2. Complete the new student or returning student registration at your serving school.
  3. Submit the $250 deposit (applied to the first month’s tuition fee and non-refundable).
  4. Pay $60 registration fee.

Your child’s school is based on the attendance boundaries. Use the district map at https://central301.net/district-map/ to identify your child’s school.

Securing a tuition spot is on a first come, first serve basis and once the allotted spots are filled, a waitlist system will be implemented per building.

In order to secure a tuition spot, all steps must be completed within 3 weeks. If the steps are not completed within 3 weeks, the family will lose that spot and the next person on the waitlist will be notified.

Central Community Unit School District 301 has two (2) early childhood programs to meet the needs of our youngest students, ages 3 to 5.


For students that qualify, our Early Childhood Special Education program (ECSE) provides specially designed instruction that includes services such as speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy as determined by the student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP). For this population we have a general education (blended program) and self-contained placement environment to meet their needs. 


Blended ProgramAge 35 Days Per Week8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Blended ProgramAge 45 Days Per Week12:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Self-Contained Program5 Days Per Week8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Self-Contained Program5 Days Per Week12:30 PM – 3:00 PM

**Transportation is provided for ECSE students and there is no tuition cost for this program. There is a $60 registration fee.


Students who do not qualify for special education services and who reside within Central 301 boundaries may be eligible to enroll in the Early Childhood Blended Program. Each blended classroom is composed of approximately 5 students with IEPs and 10 students without IEPs.


Blended ProgramAge 35 Days Per Week8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Blended ProgramAge 45 Days Per Week12:30 PM – 3:00 PM

**Tuition students must wear underwear (does not include pull-ups) and be toilet trained. There is an annual tuition fee of $2,000 per student (payable in eight monthly payments of $250) for the Blended Program and bus transportation is NOT provided. There is a $60 registration fee.


Click here to view the Early Childhood Program Guide.

Click here to view the 2023-2024 Early Childhood Calendar.


During the preschool years, parents often wonder if their child’s development is typical of that seen in same-age peers. Developmental screenings are designed to address these concerns and help parents learn more about their child’s skills.  District 301 offers free developmental screenings throughout the school year to assess young children’s skills.

Every potential early childhood student must have a developmental screening prior to being enrolled in our early childhood blended program.

The district uses an online screening tool called Ages and Stages Questionnaire-3 (ASQ-3).  The ASQ-3 looks at the following areas:

  1. Communication
  2. Gross Motor
  3. Fine Motor
  4. Problem-solving
  5. Personal-social 

Families are notified of the results of the ASQ-3 screening.  Children whose screening information indicated an area(s) of concern may be referred to an in-person screening.  Families are contacted to schedule the in-person screening.


To request an Ages and Stages Questionnaire-3 (ASQ-3) please contact:

Nicki Coulter – Administrative Assistant
(847) 464.5863