Learn More and VOTE on the Referendum November 8th!

With the Community's Input, We Determined that
a Referendum Will Address These 3 Projects:

#2 Renovate the Johnston Recreation Center
#1 Improve Springield Park Ballfields
#3 Update the Oasis Water Park
Why are we doing this? Why are we asking for a referendum? Bloomingdale Park District has the second lowest tax rate in the area, which gives us a small budget to make repairs and improvements to the amenities you love. You told us these three projects mean the most to you. Funds from this referendum would cover the cost of repairs and upgrades, protecting the amenities that are your highest priorities.


Once Upon a Time PreschoolProudly serving families from Bloomingdale and surrounding communities since 1973, Once Upon a Time Preschool encourages the development of a well-balanced child. We offer a comprehensive readiness for school program addressing physical, emotional, social and intellectual needs.

Our goal is to creatively and effectively teach students socialization, fine and gross motor skills, and basic academics including language arts, math, science and art. We are proud of the work we do and the children we teach. Visit us to see why our program is so outstanding.


  • Experienced and caring staff
  • Inviting, warm atmosphere
  • Computers in every classroom
  • Indoor gym & outdoor playground
  • Extended Day option
  • Monthly special events and themes
  • Pre-kindergarten graduation ceremony

Eligibility (2016-17)

  • Intro to Preschool students must be 2 ½ by Sept. 30, 2016
  • Tiny Tots students must be 3 by Sept. 1, 2016
  • Pre-kindergarten students must be 4 by Sept. 1, 2016
  • All children must be potty-trained and able to take care of their own bathroom needs.

How to Register

Registration is accepted according to the dates below. Fill out the forms and return to the Johnston Recreation Center, 172 S. Circle Ave., Bloomingdale. Forms may be faxed, mailed or dropped off in person.

Registration Dates - 2016-17

Priority for Returning Resident Students: January 11-February 4 (a letter will be sent for confirmation after February 5)
Residents (New Students): February 15-March 3
Priority for Returning Non-Resident: March 7
Open Registration: March 16

2016-17 Registration Packet