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Parents of River City Preschool: Your Child's Journey Starts Here!

We appreciate you selecting River City Preschool for your child's early education and daycare. We understand that making this decision can be challenging for parents like you. Rest assured, we're here to provide you with all the necessary information, giving you peace of mind knowing that your child is receiving exceptional care!

Feel free to reach out to us at any time with your inquiries about our programs and personalized care for your child. We're always here to assist you!

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Crack the Code: Parent Edition

History of the Clubs at River City

For over four decades, the Clubs at River City has stood as a beacon of leadership in the community. What started as a humble racquet club with just four courts has blossomed into a remarkable establishment with multiple facilities. Our offerings now include a complete athletic club with 12 indoor and 8 outdoor racquet courts, a youth fitness club, and, of course, the vibrant River City Preschool. With a mission to provide top-quality early childhood education, River City Preschool was born to meet this crucial need.  Want more history? Read about our founder, Lee O'Connell and the complete history of River City.

River City Preschool Hours of Operation & Parent Drop-Off and Pick-Up

River City Preschool welcomes children from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

To ensure a smooth experience, please drop off your child by 9 am each morning unless there is a documented appointment. Our front desk hosts a sign-in/out binder, where it is vital to sign your child in and out every day during pick-up and drop-off. This policy, mandated by the DCFS, holds significant importance. 

If you anticipate a late drop-off for your child, kindly inform our office no later than 8:30 am. Please note that drop-off and pick-up are not allowed between 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm.

Arriving at the center after our 5:30 pm closing time will incur a late fee of $1.00 per minute, with a minimum fee of $5.00. The fee must be settled by the following morning at drop-off.

Personal Belongings

River City Preschool cannot assume responsibility for lost, misplaced, or stolen items at the center. After disenrollment, families have 30 days to claim any personal belongings. After this period, unclaimed items will become the property of River City Preschool.

Toys from home are generally not allowed at River City Preschool, unless previous arrangements have been made with the classroom instructor.

In the interest of your child's safety, flip-flops, Crocs, and other open-toed sandals are not permitted at River City Preschool. Given the active nature of our daycare, ensuring the well-being of your children is our top priority. Failure to provide your child with proper shoe attire will result in a phone call requesting parents to bring appropriate shoes or the child will be dismissed for the day.

Field Trips

In our commitment to exposing children to diverse learning experiences, we occasionally organize field trips. Parents will receive prior notification, and permission will be required. For transportation, River City Preschool will either rent a school bus with a licensed driver from a local bus transporter or provide transportation using our own bus driven by a DCFS-approved driver.

Special Occasions

We all love to celebrate birthdays and holidays! You are welcome to bring food to celebrate special occasions. However, in adherence to DCFS rules, all food must be purchased from a Health Department-regulated kitchen, such as a bakery or a grocery store.

CPR & First Aid

In the event of a child getting injured at River City Preschool, our staff is trained to apply proper first aid, document the incident, and, if necessary, contact the parent.

Our facility requires the presence of individuals trained in CPR and first aid at all times. If an injury requires more extensive medical attention than what our staff is trained for, we will make every effort to contact parents, emergency contacts, and, if needed, Emergency Services. In such cases, children will be transported to the hospital either by a parent or a River City Preschool staff member using an Emergency Services vehicle.


We treat all family information with the utmost confidentiality and will not release it without written authorization from the parents.

Discontinuing Care

Should you decide to discontinue your child's care at River City Preschool, we require a two-week written notice. Disenrollment forms are available at the office. If no notice is given, you will be responsible for two weeks of tuition.

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Contact Information

River City Preschool: (309) 693-5757

8615 N. University Peoria, IL 61615

Monday – Friday: 6:30am – 5:30pm

Kid’s Club: (309) 693-5700

8615 N. University Peoria, IL 61615

Monday – Thursday: 3:30pm – 6:30pm
Saturday: 9am – 3pm





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