Choosing a preschool can feel like a daunting task! There are so many different types of schools, different locations, and various days and times of operation; how do you find the one that is just right for you? As parents ourselves we know that every bit of information we can gather helps, but also that you are busy raising kids.

The Little Lake County Preschool Guide has been put together with parents in mind. Schools are listed by city so you can find the one that is in your town or near your office. Each listing includes the type of program, ages, days, and length of the day so you can easily compare and find just what you are looking for. No buzzwords, no heavy-handed sales tactics here — just simple, easy to read listings.  

lake county preschools

How did we create this guide?
We emailed almost 300 preschools and daycare centers in Lake and McHenry County. All schools were given the option to complete a form for a basic listing. The guide is made up of the responses we recieved. Schools with larger listings and images paid for those positions. 

Little Lake County is not associated with any of the schools listed; partnerships are not an endorsement of a particular school or curriculum but are provided to give the community more in-depth information about options available. This guide is updated yearly. 

Lake County Preschool Guide

Antioch | Barrington | Barrington Hills | Buffalo Grove | Deer Park | Deerfield | Fox River Grove | Gages Lake | Grayslake | Gurnee | Hainesville | Hawthorn Woods | Highland Park | Ingleside | Island Lake | Lake Barrington | Lake Forest | Lake Zurich | Libertyville | Lindenhurst | Long Grove | Mundelein | North Barrington | Northbrook | Round Lake | Round Lake Beach | Round Lake Heights | Third Lake | Vernon Hills | Wadsworth | Wauconda | Waukegan | Wheeling | Wildwood | Zion

Find a Preschool near you:


Antioch Preschools

Faith Lutheran School Antioch

Faith Lutheran School
1245 Main St., Antioch 60002 
(847) 395-1660
www.faithantioch.org

Type: Faith-Based
Offers: 3-year-old Preschool through 8th grade
Full-day; Everyday
Before & After School Care

A Child’s Place
1410 Deep Lake Rd., Antioch, 60002
(847) 838-7669


Type: Play-Based
Offers: 6 weeks- 12 years
Full-Day; Everyday
Before & After School Care
Camp Crayon Preschool
806 Holbek Drive, Antioch 60002
(847) 395-2160

Type: Play-Based
Offers: 2-year-old preschool,
3-year-old preschool,
4-5 year-old Pre-K
M-W-F, Tues-Thurs, Everyday
Half-day
Preschool For All & Early Childhood Special Education Pre-K Program
Serving District 34 Residents 
Hillcrest Elementary School 433 E. Depot Street, Antioch, 600002 
(847) 838-8261

Type: Play-Based 
Offers: 3-year-old preschool, 4-5 year old Pre-K 
Half-Day; Everyday
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Barrington Area Preschools

(Includes Barrington Preschools, Barrington Hills Preschools, North Barrington Preschools, Lake Barrington Preschools, Fox River Grove Preschools, and Deer Park Preschools.)
Bright Horizons at Deer Park

“Thank you for being such positive role models.  Our son loves going to school at Bright Horizons and I know it is because he admires his teachers.  He feels respected and appreciated and we couldn’t ask for anything more!”


St. Michael's Preschool

Little Angels Christian Preschool
647 Dundee Ave., Barrington 60010
(847) 287-4836
www.littleangelspreschool.org

Type: Play-Based, Faith-Based
Offers: Toddlers, Twos, Threes and Four-Five year olds
Half-Day; M-W-F, Tues.-Thurs., M-F, M-TH
Early Drop Off/Late Pick-Up,
Lunch Pals, PM Enrichment

Montessori Children’s House of North Barrington
115 Clover Hill Lane, North Barrington, 60010
(847) 550-0917


Type: Montessori
Offers: 18 months- 6 years of age
Kindergarten
Half-Day, Full-Day; Everyday
Before & After School Care
The Little Garden School
9215 Gardner Rd., Fox River Grove, 60021
(224) 357-4158

Type: Play-Based
Offers: 2-year-old preschool,
3-year-old preschool,
4-5 year-old Pre-K
M-W-F, Tues-Thurs, Everyday
Half-day
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Buffalo Grove Preschools

Buffalo Grove Park District
530 Bernard Drive, Buffalo Grove 60089
(847) 850-2111

Type: Play-Based
Offers: 2-year-old preschool, 3-year-old preschool, 4-5 yr old Pre-K,
Half-Day, M-W-F, T-TH
After school lunch and enrichment classes
Buffalo Grove Montessori School
950 Ellen Drive, Buffalo Grove 60089
(847) 541-8111

Type: Montessori
Offers: Full-Day Montessori for infants through Kindergarten
Kindergarten Enrichment
Half-Day programs available for 3, 4, 5 year olds and kindergartners
Montessori World of Discovery
1395 N. Arlington Hts. Rd., Buffalo Grove 60089
(847) 415-2021

Type: Montessori
Offers: 6 weeks – 10 years
Full-Day, Half-Day; Everyday
Before & After School Care
Saint Mary School
50 N. Buffalo Grove Rd., Buffalo Grove, 60089 
(847) 459-6270 

Type: Faith-Based, Play-Based 
Offers: 3-year-old preschool through 8th grade 
full-Day, Half-Day; Everyday 
Before & After School Care
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Deerfield Preschools

Bright Horizons Lake Cook

“My appreciation for the teachers at Bright Horizons Lake Cook goes beyond the words that I can express.  They extend themselves daily to our children’s learning.  Both of my sons were more than prepared to move forward in kindergarten, thanks to Bright Horizons.”

Bright Horizons at Parkway North

“Thank you for a great year of K Prep with our son.  He loves school and we have seen him grow so much this year – his writing and drawing, his imagination in creating art projects, stories, songs, or new ways to play, and how he expresses his feelings.  We look forward to kindergarten with confidence!”

Bright Horizons at Parkway North Parent
Christian Beginnings
824 Waukegan Rd., Deerfield, 60015
(847) 945-5140

Type: Play-Based
Offers: 2-year-old preschool, 3-year-old preschool, 4-5 yr old Pre-K,
Full-Day, Half-Day, Everyday
Lunch Bunch
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Grayslake Area Preschools

(Includes Gages Lake Preschools, Grayslake Preschools, Hainesville Preschools, Third Lake Preschools, and Wildwood Preschools.
Grayslake Tech Campus Preschool

“Our whole family loves preschool!  Our son’s teachers are fantastic.  We appreciate the constant communication through pictures, daily newsletters, and short conversations at pick up time.  We love that they are very patient, caring and interactive with the children.  My child loves Lake County Tech Campus Preschool and is having fun learning and growing every day.

Preschool Parent
Old School Montessori Grayslake

“What do founders of Amazon, Google, and Wikipedia have in common? A Montessori education.  OSM’s dedicated teachers nurtured our two children’s creativity and natural curiosity from an early age and they are thriving! OSM provided them with the foundation for a lifetime of success and a love of learning.”

Saint Gilbert School Grayslake

My daughter has been with Saint Gilbert School for two years of preschool and I cannot say enough about the program. I have an older daughter who did not do Pre-K there and I am amazed at the difference as it relates to kindergarten readiness – specifically in areas of speech, writing, and comprehension. The Saint Gilbert program is teaching things in preschool that other schools don’t start until Kindergarten.

St. Gilbert parent

4 Kids Grayslake

 4Kids Childcare Learning Center
61 Center Street, Grayslake 60030
(847) 548-4386
www.4Kidsclc.com 

Type: Play-Based, Thematic and Creative Curriculum
Offers: Infant, Toddlers, Jr. Preschool, Preschool,
Prekindergarten, Kindergarten
Flexible Scheduling: Two, Three or Four Days a week, Everyday
Breakfast, Lunch, and Snack included
Before & After School Care

tiny treasures preschool

Tiny Treasures
18630 W. Old Gages Lake Rd., Grayslake 60030
(847) 223-0186
www.TinyTreasuresWPC.net

Type: Faith-Based, Play-Based 
Offers: 3-year-old preschool, 4-5 year old Pre-K 
Half-Day; M-W-F, T-TH, Everyday

precious lambs preschool grayslake

Precious Lambs Preschool
285 E. Washington, Grayslake 60030
(847) 223-1788
www.preciouslambs.org

Type: Faith-Based, Play-Based
Offers: 3 yr.old preschool, 4-5 (preschool and Pre-K)
Half-Day; M-W-F, T-TH (am)
Everyday (pm)

Prairie Crossing Charter School
1531 Jones Point Rd., Grayslake 60030
(847) 543-9722

Type: Public Charter School
Offers: Kindergarten – 8th Grade
Full-Day; Everyday
Before & After School Care
Gloryland Preschool
607 W. Belvidere, Grayslake 60030
(847) 548-0112

Type: Faith-Based
Offers: 2-year-old preschool, 3-year-old preschool, 4-year old preschool, Pre-Kindergarten
Half-day; M-W-F, T-TH, Everyday

Peppermint Stick Children’s Center
40 S. Whitney St., Grayslake 60048
(847) 223-0611

Type: Play-Based
Offers: 15 months – Kindergarten
Half-Day, Full-Day; Everyday
Before & After School Care
Schoolhouse Adventures Community Preschool
Wildwood Park District 

33325 N. Sears Blvd., Wildwood, 60030
(847) 223-7275 

Type: Play-Based, Community
Offers: 3-year-old preschool, 4-5 year old Pre-K
Half-Day; M-W-F, T-TH, 
Lunch Bunch
Grayslake Park District – I Love Learning Preschool 
240 Commerce Dr., Grayslake, 60030
(847) 223-7529

Type: Play-Based, Community
Offers: 2-year-old preschool, 3-year-old preschool, 4-5 year old Pre-K 
Half-Day; M-W-F, T-TH, Everyday 
Lunch Bunch
College of Lake County Children’s Learning Center
19351 W. Washington, Room D132, Grayslake, 60030 
(847) 543-2053

Type: Play-Based
Offers: 2-year-old preschool, 3-year-old preschool, 4-5 yr. old Pre-K
Full-Day, Half-Day; Everyday
Westlake Christian Academy
275 South Lake Street, Grayslake, 60030
(847) 548-6209

Type: Faith-Based, Play-Based,
Offers: 3-year-old preschool – Grade 12
Full-Day, Half-Day; Everyday
Before & After School Care
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Gurnee Preschools

Country Meadows Montessori School gurnee

Country Meadows Montessori is an alternative educational program that prepares your child not only for success in high school,
but in life.” 

GCC Preschool

“Mrs. Byker and Mrs. Rowan have become family to us because they made us part of theirs! We love the blend of academics and free choice play. All of our children have gone 2 years each to GCC Preschool and we couldn’t have asked for a better first start for them. Arts and crafts, circle time, gym time, stories, snacks, journal time, and all the lessons are created by them each year. We will forever be grateful to them and would recommend them to everyone!

GCC Parent

bethel preschool gurnee

Bethel Preschool
5110 Grand Ave., Gurnee 60031
(847) 244-9672
www.bethelpreschoolgurnee.org

Type: Faith-Based, Play-Based
Offers: 2 1/2 – 5 year old Preschool Mondays
3 yr. old Preschool, 4-5 yr. old Pre-K
Half-Day: M-W-F

Growing Tree Preschool
Viking Park, 4374 Old Grand Ave.
Hunt Club Park Community Center, 920 N. Hunt Club Rd.
Gurnee, 60031
(847) 623-7788

Type: Community
Offers: 2-year-old preschool, 3-year-old preschool, 4-5 year old Pre-K
Full-Day, Half-Day; M-W-F, T-TR, Everyda
Before & After School Care, Lunch Bunch
Little Learners Preschool 
36630 N. Hutchins Rd., Gurnee, 60031
(847) 356-1296 

Type: Community 
Offers: 3-4 year old preschool T-TH
4-5 year olds Pre-K  M-W-F
Half-Day
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Hawthorn Woods Preschools

St. Matthew Lutheran Preschool
24480 North Old McHenry Rd., Hawthorn Woods, 60047
(847) 438-6103

Type: Faith-Based
Offers: 2-year-old preschool, 3-year-old preschool, 4-5 year old Pre-K, Kindergarten Enrichment
Full-Day, Half-Day; Everyday
Before & After School Care
Lunch Bunch
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Highland Park Preschools

Montessori Connection West
1731 Deerfield Rd., Highland Park, 60035
(847) 831-9393

Type: Montessori
Offers: 2-year-old preschool – Kindergarten
Full-Day, Half-Day; Everyday
JCYS George W. Lutz Family Center
800 Clavey Rd., Highland Park, 60035
(847) 433-6001 

Type: Play-Based, Faith-Based 
offers: Full-Day and Part-Day preschool from 15 months to 5 years.
 
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Ingleside Preschools

Saint Bede School Ingleside

“Our children have attended St. Bede School’s Preschool for 4 years, and we couldn’t be happier with the quality of education they receive.  Mrs. Swiss is a wonderful teacher who not only prepares the students for Kindergarten, but also meets their emotional needs and supports parents in educating the children in our faith.  St. Bede Preschool is truly a blessing!” 

St. Bede School Preschool Parent
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Island Lake Preschools

Creative Playtime Preschool
3720 Greenleaf Ave., Island Lake, 60042
(847) 526-8795

Type: Play-Based
Offers: 2-year-old preschool, 3 year-old preschool, 4-5 year old Pre-K
Half-Day; M-W-F, T-TR

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Lake Forest Preschools

Lake Forest Country Day School

“The first few years of life are the most fundamentally important years in terms of how a child sees and understands himself or herself, others, and the world around him or her. As a clinical psychotherapist, I trust LFCDS to nurture and develop my children on a cognitive, social-emotional, and cultural level.

Kate Mursau ’90 LFCDS alumna & current parent, co-author of “Smart Parenting”

MSLF preschool

Montessori School of Lake Forest
13700 West Laurel Drive, Lake Forest, 60045
(847) 918-1000
www.mslf.org

Type: Montessori 
Offers: Parent-Infant (complimentary) 0-15 months,  Toddler (15 months – 3 years), Primary (3-6 years), and Elementary (6-12 years)
Full-Day, Half-Day; Everyday
Before & After School Care, Lunch Bunch

First Presbyterian Preschool Lake Forest

First Presbyterian Preschool 
700 North Sheridan Rd., Lake Forest, 60045
(847) 295-1214
preschool.firstchurchlf.org

Type: Faith-Based, Play-Based
Offers: 2-year-old preschool, 3-year-old preschool,
4-year-old Pre-K and unique 5-year-old Pre-K
Full Schedule; Everyday
Enrichment offered daily

the episcopal preschool

The Episcopal Preschool
400 E. Westminster Rd., Lake Forest 60045
(847) 234-7980
www.TheEpiscopalPreschool.org

Type: Faith-Based, Play-Based
Offers: 2-year-old preschool T/TH
3-year-old preschool M/W/F
4-5 year-old Pre-k M-F
Lunch Bunch and Enrichment offered daily

Winter Club Preschool
956 North Sheridan Rd., Lake Forest, 60045
(847) 234-0030

Type: Play-Based, Project Approach
Offers: Mixed age-group 3-5 year-old preschool
Morning 3 or 5 day options
Afternoon enrichment offered daily
East Lake Academy
13911 W. Laurel Dr., Lake Forest 60045
(847) 247-0035

Type: Faith-Based, Play-Based
Offers: Preschool – 8th Grade
Half-day, Full-Day; Everyday
Before & After School Care, Lunch Bunch
Gorton Center
400 E. Illinois Rd., Lake Forest, 60045 
(847)234-2778 

Type: Play-Based, Community 
Offers: 2-year-old preschool, 3-year-old preschool, 4-5 year old Pre-K 
Full-Day, Half-Day; Everyday 
Lunch Bunch
Kinderhaven Academy
400 Hastings Rd., Lake Forest, 60045 
(847) 810-3947 

Type: Reggio Emila 
Offers: 2-year-old preschool, 3-year-old preschool, 4-5 year old Pre-K 
Full-Day, Half-Day; 
Everyday
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Lake Zurich Preschools

tree of life Lutheran preschool

Tree of Life Lutheran Preschool is my favorite place for our kids to be for preschool!  The teacher is exceptional with the kids and an amazing teacher. Pastor and staff are encouraging and always supportive of parents and their role. It is an incredible place for my kids to be involved in.”

Lake County JCC Preschool

“I cannot say enough good things about the JCC early childhood programming. The teachers are top notch, and the facility and grounds are beautiful. Where else can you send your kids to school that has a state of the art science center like the Garoon Gateway to Science?

-Michelle, parent at Jacob Duman Early Childhood Center
Foglia YMCA Preschool
1025 N. Old McHenry Rd., Lake Zurich 60047
(847) 410-5373

Type: Play-Based
Offers: 3’s, 4’s and 5’s Multi-Age Classroom
Full-Day/Half-Day; Everyday
Before & After School Care
Little Leaders Preschool
100 Church Street, Lake Zurich, 60047
(847) 540-7060

Type: Blended Preschool Classrooms
Offers: 3-year-old preschool, 4-5 year old Pre-K
Half-day; Everyday
Village of Lake Zurich- Yellow Brick Road Preschool
Paulus Park Barn, 200 South Rand Rd.
Buffalo Creek Facility, 675 Old Mill Grove Rd.
Lake Zurich 60047
(847) 719-2462

Type: Play-Based
Offers:Two Year Old Preschool, Just For Me Almost Three Preschool,
3-year-old Preschool & 4-year-old Preschool
Half-Day; M-W-F, T-TH
Lunch Bunch
Bright Horizons at Kemper Lakes 
One Corporate Drive, Suite 180, Lake Zurich, 60047
(847) 719-9007

Type: Emergent Curriculum
Offers: Programs for infants, toddlers, early preschool, preschool, and kindergarten prep. 
Full day private kindergarten.
Full-Day; Everyday
Quentin Road Christian Preschool 
60 N. Quentin Rd., Lake Zurich, 60047 
(847) 438-4494

Type: Faith-Based 
Offers: 3-year-old preschool, 4-5 year old Pre-K, Kindergarten Enrichment, Kindergarten
Full-Day, Half-Day; Everyday
Before & After School Care
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Libertyville Preschools

St. John School Libertyville

“Our son attended St. John’s preschool and now loves Kindergarten there. St. John is truly a unique family-centered environment with great teachers who really care about their students and love to invest in their education and spiritual foundation. We look forward to all three of our children attending St. John through 8th grade.”

St. John School Parent
St. Joseph Libertyville

“My daughter blossomed in the St. Joseph preschool program. I appreciated how the curriculum challenged her to grow and think in a safe and loving environment, but my favorite thing she learned was how to use her “loving heart.”

St. Joseph Preschool Parent
libertyville co-op preschool

Libertyville Cooperative Nursery School
1190 West Winchester Rd., Libertyville 60048
(847) 367-0926
www.libertyvilleco-op.com

Type: Co-op, Play-Based
Offers: 2-year-old preschool, 3-year-old preschool, 4-5 year old Pre-K
Half-Day: M/W/F, T/TH, Everyday
Lunch Bunch

celebration childcare

Celebration! Childcare
29700 N. Saint Mary’s Road, Libertyville 60048
(847) 367-6208
www.cchildcare.org

Type: Play-Based, Faith-Based, Creative Curriculum
Offers: Infants, Toddlers, 2-year-old preschool, 3-year-old preschool, 4 – 5 year old preschool, 
School age before & after school care
Full-Day; Everyday

crossways preschool

Crossways Preschool
29100 N. St. Mary’s Rd., Libertyville 60048
(847) 367-4367
www.cpreschool.org

Type: Play-Based, Faith-Based, Creative Curriculum
Offers: 2-year-old preschool, 3-year-old preschool, 4-5 year-old Pre-K
Half-Day/Everyday
Lunch Bunch, Enrichment Classes

village green libertyville

A Village Green Montessori
125 W. Church St., Libertyville 60048 
(847) 281-9911
www.villagegreenmontessori.com

Type: Montessori (AMS Full Member)
Offers: Toddler (2’s & Early 3’s)
Primary (3-6 year olds)
Kindergarten & Kindergarten Enrichment
Full-day; Half-day; Everyday
Before & After School Care

Libertyville Montessori School
450 S. Butterfield Rd., Mundelein 60060
(847) 362-5170

Type: Montessori
Offers: 2 yr. old preschool – Third Grade
Tutoring through 6th grade
Half-Day, Full-Day; Everyday
Before & After School Care, Lunch Bunch
Alta Vista Montessori School
1850 West Winchester Rd., Libertyville 60048
(847) 918-1621

Type: Montessori
Offers: 6 weeks – Kindergarten
Half-day, Full-Day; 3, 4, 5 days
Year Round School
STEM Montessori Academy of Libertyville
287 Peterson Rd., STE #101, Libertyville 60048
(872) 222-7836

Type: Montessori
Offers: 3-year-old preschool, 4-5 year old Pre-k, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Enrichment
Half-Day, Full-Day; Everyday
Before & After School Care, Lunch Bunch
Young at Heart Preschool
610 Peterson Rd., Libertyville 60048
(847) 367-6110

Type: Play-Based
Offers: Infants – Pre-K
Full and Part-Time offered
Advocate Condell Day Center Early Learning and Care
700 Garfield Ave., Libertyville, 60048
(847) 990-5800

Type: Play-Based, Hospital Affiliated
Offers: Infants – Kindergarten Prep
Full-Day, Half-Day; Everyday
Matigian Preschool
103 Center St., Libertyville, 60048 
(847) 362-7675

Type: Academically-Based 
Offers: 2-year-old Preschool, 3-year-old preschool, 4-5 year old Pre-K, Kindergarten Enrichment 
Half-Day, Everyday 
Lunch Bunch
The Children’s House of Libertyville 
223 W. Golf Rd., Libertyville 60048
(847) 816-3590 

Type: Montessori 
Offers: Infants through age 12
Full-day; Everyday
Before &After School Care
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Lindenhurst Preschools

Engle Junction Preschool

Engle Junction Preschool
2200 E. Grass Lake Rd., Lindenhurst, 60046
(847) 356-6011
www.Lindenhurstparks.org

Type: Play-Based
Offers: 2.5-year-old preschool, 3-year-old preschool, 4-5 year old Pre-K, Kindergarten Enrichment
Half-Day; M-W-F, T-TH
Lunch Bunch

Little Liberty Preschool
1640 Gelden Road, Lindenhurst, 60046
(847) 356-9329

Type: Faith-Based
Offers: 3-year-old preschool, 4-5 year old Pre-K
9-11:30 a.m.; M-W-F
Red Apple Academy, Inc.
18550 Millburn Road, Wadsworth, 60083
(847) 265-5664

Type: Child-Centered, Hands-on Learning Environment
Offers: 3-year-old preschool, 4-5 year old Pre-K
Full-Day, Half-Day; Everyday
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Long Grove Preschools

MOntessori School of Long Grove

My child comes home from Montessori School of Long Grove excited about what she has experienced that day and continues  to grow in self-confidence. The teachers are caring and patient. My child raves about her teachers who have inspired a love of learning in her.

Primrose School of Long Grove
39885 Old McHenry Rd., Long Grove 60047
(847) 438-3175

Type: Play-Based
Offers: 2-year-old preschool, 3-year-old preschool, 4-5 year old Pre-K
Full-Day/Half-Day; Everyday

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Mundelein Preschools

mundelein co-op preschool

Mundelein Cooperative Preschool
21064 W. Hwy 176, Mundelein 60060
(847)949-1899
www.mundeleincooppreschool.org

Type: Play-Based, Co-op
Offers: 3-4 year old preschool Tues.-Thr.
4-5 year old preschool M-W-F (4 & 5 sessions a week options available) 
Multi-age classes available
AM and PM sessions

Big & Little Child Development Center
1401 N. Midlothian Rd., Mundelein, 60060
(847) 388-5440

Type: Play-Based
Offers: 2-year-old preschool, 3-year-old preschool, 4-5 year old Pre-K
Half-Day, Full-Day; M-W-F, T-TH, Everyday
Learning Center Preschool
1016 Diamond Lake Rd., Mundelein, 60060 
(847) 388-5440 

Type: Play-Based 
Offers: 3-year-old preschool, 4-5 year old Pre-K, Kindergarten Enrichment 
Half-Day; M-W-F, T-TH
 
Mundelein Montessori School
1401 S. Lake St., Mundelein, 60060
(847) 566-4345

Type: Montessori 
Offers: Infant through Pre-K
Full-Day; Everyday
Before & After School Care
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Northbrook Preschools

the gardner school

The Gardner School
2380 Waterview Drive, Northbook, 60062 
(847) 770-6260
www.thegardnerschool.com

Type: Blend of Traditional and Montessori 
Offers: 6 weeks through Pre-K 
Full-Day; Everyday

Rootz
557 Waukegan Rd., Northbrook, 60062
(224) 269-0004

Type: Play-Based
Offers: 4-5 year old Pre-K, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Enrichment
Half-Day, Everyday
Before & After School Care
Lunch Bunch
Seeds of Grace Christian Child Development Center
2245 Walters Ave., Northbrook, 60062
(847) 498-3060

Type: Faith-Based
Offers: Infants – Pre-K
Full-Day, Half-Day
Monday – Friday
Bright Horizons at Northbrook
1101 Techny Road, Northbrook, 60062
(847) 559-9698

Type: Emergent Curriculum
Offers: Programs for infants, toddlers, early preschool, preschool, and kindergarten prep. 
Full- and part-time schedules available. 
Full-Day; Everyday
Northbrook Community Nursery School
1300 Shermer Rd., Northbrook, 60062 
(847) 272-5430

Type: Play-Based, Community
Offers: 2-year-old preschool, 3-year-old preschool, 4-5 year old Pre-K
Half-Day, Everyday
Lunch Bunch



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Round Lake Area Preschools

(Includes Round Lake Preschools, Round Lake Beach Preschools, Round Lake Heights Preschools.)
Nature Walk Montessori School

“I can’t say enough about how happy we are with our sons’ experience here. I did a lot of research. I am so happy we chose Nature Walk Montessori. The teachers are so kind, skilled, and calm. The director is extremely involved, engaged, and warm. We love Nature Walk!”

Nature Walk Montessori Parent
Peppermint Stick Children’s Center
1124 N. Cedar Lake Rd., Round Lake Beach 60073
(847) 223-0611

Type: Play-Based
Offers: 15 months – Kindergarten
Half-Day, Full-Day; Everyday
Before & After School Care
Early Education Center
Round Lake School District 116
882 W. Nippersink Rd., Round Lake, 60073
(847) 270-9920 

Type: Play-Based, Community 
Offers: 3-year-old preschool, 4-5 year old Pre-K 
Half-Day; Everyday
Round Lake Area Park District Child Development Center
814 Hart Rd., Round Lake, 60073
(847) 546-8558

Type: Play-Based
Offers: 2-year-old Preschool, 3-year-old Preschool, 4-5 year old Pre-K
Full-Day, Half-Day; Everyday
Before & After School Care
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Vernon Hills Preschools

little learners preschool vernon hills

Vernon Hills Park District – Little Learners
635 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills 60061
(847) 996-6808
www.vhparkdistrict.org

Type: Play-Based
Offers: Classes for 2, 3 and 4-5 year olds
Half-Day, M-W-F, T-TH, and Afternoon Enrichment

CDW At Play Child Care Center
165 North Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills, 60061
(847) 465-3431

Type: Emergent Curriculm
Offers: Programs for infants, toddlers, early preschool, preschool, and kindergarten prep.
Full day private kindergarten.
Full-Day; Everyday
Christ Lutheran Preschool 
595 N. Deerpath Dr., Vernon Hills, 60061
(847) 367-5791

Type: Play-Based 
offers: 2.5 – 5 year old (Pre-K) 
Full-Day, Half-Day; Everyday 
Before & After School Care 
Lunch Bunch
Vernon Hills KinderCare
451 Creekside Drive, Vernon Hills, 60061
(847) 680-3835

Type: Play-Based
Offers: Infants through 4-5 year-old Pre-K
Full-Day, Half-Day; Everyday
Before & After School Care
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Wadsworth Preschools

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“My favorite part of the St. Patrick Preschool program is EVERYTHING! It is such a warm, loving environment with great social, emotional and academic skill development.  I love the knowledge in Religious education as well.  A solid foundation with great teachers!”

St. Patrick Parent

Cubbies Christian Daycare 
13432 W. High Ridge Trail, Wadsworth, 60083
(847) 746-1647 

Type: Faith-Based 
Offers: Infants – 3-year-old Preschool 
Full-Day; Everyday


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Wauconda Preschools

“At Da Vinci Waldorf School we have found a community of friends and teachers in an environment that preserves children’s innocence, accentuates creativity and imagination and inspires a profound reverence for humankind and nature.”

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Waukegan Preschools

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AAUW Preschool
2500 N. Northern Ave., Waukegan 60087
(847) 623-0550
www.aauwpreschool.org

Type: Co-Op, Play-Based
Offers: 2-year-old preschool, 3-year-old preschool, 4-5 year old Pre-K
Half-Day; M-W-F, T-TR

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St. Anastasia Catholic School
629 W. Glen Flora, Waukegan 60085
(847) 623-8320
www.StAnastasiaSchool.org

Type: Faith-Based
Offers: 3-year-old preschool – 8th Grade
Full-Day, Half-Day; Everyday
Before & After School Care

Immanuel Lutheran School
1310 N. Frolic Ave., Waukegan, 60085
(847) 249-0011

Type: Faith-Based
Offers: 3-year-old Preschool – 8 grade
Full-Day; Everyday
Before & After School Care
CLC Children’s Learning Center – Lakeshore
33 N. Genesee St. Waukegan, 60085
(847) 543-2190

Type: Play-Based, Community
Offers: 2-year-old preschool, 3-year-old preschool, 4-5 year old Pre-K
Full-Day, Half-Day; Everyday
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Wheeling Preschools

Alexander Graham Bell Montessori School
9300 Capitol Drive, Wheeling 60090
(847) 850-5490

Type: Montessori
Offers: 2-year-old Preschool – 8 grade
Half-Day, Full-Day; Everyday
Before & After School Care

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Zion Preschools

(Includes Beach Park Preschools)
Our Lady Of Humility Catholic School
10601 Wadsworth Rd., Beach Park 60099
(847) 746-3722

Type: Faith-Based, Play-Based
Offers: PK3, PK4, and K-8 grades
Full-Day; M-W-F, Everyday
Before & After School Care, Lunch Bunch
Our Savior’s Lutheran School
1800 23rd Street, Zion 60099
(847) 872-5922

Type: Faith-Based, Play-Based
Offers: 3-year-old preschool – 8th grade
Full-Day, Half-Day; Everyday
Before & After School Care
Zion Park District
2400 Dowie Memorial Dr., Zion, 60099
(847) 746-5500

Type: Play-Based
Offers: 3-year-old preschool, 4- year-old Pre-K
Half-Day; M-W-F, Everyday
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Not sure what exactly all those different types are? Heather breaks down the different types of preschools and what type of child/family they are good for in Choosing the Right Preschool for your Child. Get a quick look at the difference here: 


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