It is interesting when you look at the situation in our elementary school district 95, they are shedding buildings and adding services, in a time where total enrollment should be up in K-8. My two example of this are the selling of Winkler School and its conversion into a Christian school; and adding a free pre-school for every 3 and 4 year old child in the district.
The reason they have the "flexibility" to do these thing is the parents aren't sending their kids there anymore. A reasonable estimate is that 500 to 700 children who would be in District 95 have moved out of district, are being home schooled or are attending private school. That is a whole lot of kids. These number might be conservative, we are in the middle of the baby boomlet after all.
Since the school district added free pre-K classes, this changes the economic landscape for the traditional child care providers in the area. It is hard to complete with free and paid for by the property owners. It wouldn't surprise me to see the for profit places convert to new born care in response.
I would provide you with weblinks to the programs, but their website really stinks. I can't figure out from there what exactly is offered based on the site. Though the 0-3 program looks very cool. It is interesting, it really bothers me that I can't read their webpage and understand what they offer.
Across the country, there aren't many schools that are able to sell buildings and add services in times of increasing students. I'm not sure this is trend that Carbondale can afford.