Birth to 5 Community Coalition News

Fall 2022

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What is the CCSD93 Birth to 5 Community Coalition?

As a Birth to 5 Community Coalition, Community Consolidated School District 93 (CCSD93) , in partnership with many community agencies and businesses, strive to work with children and families from birth to five to improve each child's school readiness. We focus on the needs of the “whole child”. To that end, our coalition partners work together to identify the supports and services available in our community that speak to a child’s needs or the needs as a family. Priority is given to families who may experience barriers related to language, income level, limited or low level literacy skills, limited access to transportation, or unfamiliarity with processes related to accessing social/community services.

If you would like to learn more about the Coalition or our outreach events, please feel free to call us, visit our website, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Autumn Fun!!!

As a parent finding fall activities to keep our children engaged can be challenging. Well look no further!!! The website Messy Little Monster is one great resource that has so many fun ideas and activities for you and your children all year round! Take a peek at the AUTUMN art, craft and activity ideas for children of all ages.

Fall Sensory Bins: Fall sensory experiences for toddlers and preschoolers to enjoy the fall season. Such sensory bins are a fun and hands-on activity that do wonders for children's development. They help toddlers and preschoolers improve their fine motor skills and promote their natural curiosity with fall materials such as pine cones, leaves, or anything else that is autumn.

Pumpkiin Volcano: A great way to experiment with different ingredients and make predictions about what will happen. All you need is white vinegar, baking soda, food coloring, a small pumpkin and a grownup to help you! Follow the instructions and see if your predictions are right!!

Autumn Scented Playdough: If you are looking for amazing smelling autumn playdough for toddlers and preschoolers this easy playdough recipe is perfect! No cook playdough can be made in minutes and the spices added to this recipe make this scented playdough spot on for autumn. Add some leaves, pine cones or some leaf cookie cutters and children will be entertained for hours!

Join Us For Let's Play! Fall Festival 2022

We are excited to share a new FALL spin on our Let's Play! event . Introducing CCSD93's FALL FESTIVAL event sponsored by the CCSD93's Birth to 5 Community Coalition, CCSD93's Early Childhood Center, and CCSD93's ECC PBIS team. The event is on

When: Saturday, October 29, 2022

Time: 10-12

Location: Heritage Lakes School

Event includes "trunk or treat", face painting, storytimes, pumpkin patch and so much more!

Remember to mark your calendars!!!

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Play And Learn With Me from Birth to 3!

Monthly playdates and networking opportunities for children birth to 3 and their grownups will be continuing for the 2022-2023 school year! Please visit to register. The playdates are as follows: 10-12, 11-9, 12-14, 1-11, 2-8, 3-8, 4-12, 5-10.

Have A Child Between The Ages of 2 and 5?

  • Are you worried about your child’s speech, behavior or relationship skills?

  • Does anything about your child concern you?

Please contact the CCSD93's Early Childhood Center (630-307-3750) at any time to discuss how we can work together to support your children and your family.

We can:

  • monitor your infant or toddler’s growth and development in your own home

  • answer your questions about available birth to 3 screenings and 3 to 5 year old preschool screenings

  • answer questions about development and available resources

  • share upcoming coalition events and support groups

Additionally, you can access additional free developmental screenings and evaluations for children birth through age 5 at Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley through their Pediatric Health Equity Initiative.

READY ROSIE ...FREE Subscription!

YOU are your child's first teacher, so CCSD93 Birth to 5 Community Coalition is pleased to provide you with a FREE subscription to ReadyRosie.

ReadyRosie is a family engagement and early learning resource that emails daily activities to you. Each activity is modeled with a two-minute video. The activities are simple, take about two minutes, and help prepare children for success in school.


Play is the child's work! It is through play that children, at a very early age, begin to explore and interact with the world around them. Through such interactions, children begin to develop a sense of who they are and what effect they have on their world. Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their language, imagination, physical, cognitive, and emotional skills.


Spending time outside ignites all of our senses and teaches children to notice and observe with their eyes, ears, noses, hands, and feet. By doing this it develops your child's natural curiosity by exploring and describing their surroundings.

One idea would be to take a short walk with your child. Carry a small bucket or bag for your child to collect interesting items he or she sees from nature. Upon returning home, talk together about each item by naming it and describing it.

If your child is quiet or prefers to eat nature rather than describe it, that is okay! Your child can still benefit from spending time outside and talking about what he or she is seeing, smelling, or touching.

Click here or below for video link of Listening and Speaking

FREE subscription to ReadyRosie


Carol Stream Public Library

Carol Stream Public Library is a great place where families with children 5 years old and younger can go to borrow books, videos, and other materials preschool children love for free. The library also offers preschool story times and other events for families to enjoy.

We help children in the CCSD93 community to arrive at Kindergarten ready to learn by providing opportunities and resources to expand their literacy. Research shows that the more children under age five are read to, the more prepared they are to learn to read when they enter kindergarten. Children who live in Carol Stream and have not yet started kindergarten are eligible for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. You’ll need a Carol Stream Public Library card to register for the program. Please visit the Youth Services Desk or call us at 630-344-6127 for more information.

Families can find us at:

616 Hiawatha Drive, Carol Stream, IL 60188

E-mail Youth Services at:

Phone Youth Services at: 630-344-6127


Carol Stream Public Library

Library Storytimes

Below is a list of in-person storytimes available at the library.

Storytime for Little Ones (In-Person)

Babies and Toddlers

October 4, 11, and 18

10:00am - 10:45am

Terrific 2s and 3s (In-Person)

Babies and Toddlers, Preschoolers

October 5, 12, 19

9:30am - 10:00am

October 6, 13, 20


Preschool Pals (In-Person)


October 6, 13, 20

9:30am - 10:00am

October 5, 12, 19