Preschool

I Love Learning Preschool

The Grayslake Park District offers half-day preschool for Young 3 Year Olds, 3 Year Olds, and 4 Year Olds. I Love Learning Preschool focuses on cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development to ensure that each child progresses to his/her fullest potential.

About Our Preschool

Our goal is to develop your child’s love of learning in a safe and nurturing environment where each child and family is recognized and appreciated.

I Love Learning Preschool strives to prepare our preschoolers for elementary school by including activities that promote social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and language skill development. Our curriculum is founded on the belief that children learn best through creative play and exploration. Therefore, our curriculum is carefully designed to promote varied learning experiences. Children participate in individual, small group, and whole group activities on a daily basis.

2020-2021 School Year

Planning for the School Year

While we hope to proceed as planned with in-person classes for the school year, we do have plans in place in case the COVID-19 situation changes and requires modifications be made. Our priority is to continue providing students with the best preschool experience, whether that’s in the classroom, connecting with teachers and classmates online, or a combination of both.

Please see below for the safety precautions we’re taking this year.

Safety Precautions

Daily Self-Check
Before drop off, parents will complete a daily self-check at home to confirm their child is symptom-free and able to attend preschool for the day.

Strict Health Policy Guidelines
If teachers notice a child is sick or exhibiting symptoms, parents will be notified promptly and required to pick up their child immediately. This student will be isolated until parents arrive. The students and teachers will exit the classroom for 15 minutes so sanitizing of the classroom can take place.

Face Coverings
Staff is required to wear face coverings. Children will wear face coverings indoors and when social distancing cannot be maintained. While we know it may be difficult for children of this age group to maintain social distancing, we have found fun and creative ways to encourage it. The kiddos in our Preschool Summer Camps are doing a great job wearing face coverings and we’re confident our preschoolers will, too!

Cleaning and Sanitizing
Gloves are required for staff when assisting children with snacks, administering first aid, and cleaning. No toys from home are allowed.

Classroom cleaning and sanitizing will take place in-between classes. Hand sanitizer will be available in every room and brought with the teachers where ever they go. Frequent handwashing will be encouraged.

Drop Off/Pick Up
Parents, student and siblings will be required to wear face coverings during drop off/pick up. Instead of entering the building, drop off and pick up will take place at exterior doors. Parents will need to accompany their student to sign them in/out each day along with initialing off on the daily shelf check list. For details, please see the parent handbook.

Registration Information

There are still a few openings for most age groups for the 2020-2021 school year! Call the Administrative Office at (847) 223-7529 to find out if there’s room in the class you’re interested in!

View registration information and class schedules for the 2020-2021 school year

Fees & Payment Policy

Tuition payments are based on the total number of school days divided into nine equal monthly installments. Participants are required to make the first (September) and last (May) month’s installments at the time of registration. The last month’s tuition payment is used as a security deposit. Subsequent payments are due on the first of each month, beginning October 1. Tuition payments not received by the tenth of the month will incur a $25 late fee. Tuition payments not received by the end of the month will result in the removal of the child from the program and the May tuition payment will be applied to that month.

No prorated fees will be given for partial month’s attendance or withdrawal. The last month’s tuition payment paid at the time of registration is non-refundable if a refund request is made after October 1. If a refund request is made before October 1, a full refund is granted (less a $100 service charge). All refund requests must be made in writing. Refund forms are available at the Recreation Center.

For more information, please contact Recreation Supervisor Kendra Ring at (847) 223-7529 or kring@glpd.com.