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

It’s time to start thinking about your child’s preschool plans for Fall 2020! Registration starts in February.

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

Registration Information

Priority Registration
Families currently enrolled in the preschool program (2019-2020 School Year) are eligible for Priority Registration. Priority Registration is conducted by lottery.

  • Monday, Feb. 3 – Completed registration packets due by 5pm
  • Tuesday, Feb. 4 – Lottery conducted and email notifications sent

Alumni Registration
Families with an older child who has attended our preschool in the past but do not have a child currently enrolled are eligible for a special alumni registration period.

  • Thursday, Feb. 6 – Alumni registration opens at 8:30am

Open Registration
All registration beginning Feb. 7 and later is on a first come, first served basis!

  • Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 Resident registration begins at 8:30am
  • Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 Nonresident registration begins at 8:30am

Registration Requirements

A copy of the child’s birth certificate and immunization records must be presented at registration. All children must be able to use the restroom independently by the first day of class, unless enrolled in the Young 3s Program.

2019-2020 School Year

If you’re interested in enrolling your child in preschool for the remainder of the 2019-2020 School Year or would like to visit a classroom, please contact Preschool Director Mary Kay Olson at (847) 223-7529 or

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.

Parent Forms

Please contact Preschool Director Mary Kay Olson at (847) 223-7529 or with any questions.