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Elk Grove Preschools & Day Cares


The information in this booklet was obtained through a survey sent to the preschools and day care centers in Elk Grove Village by the Youth Services Department of the Elk Grove Village Public Library during November of 2010. We encourage you to call or visit for further information.

This booklet constitutes factual information given to us by the preschool and day care centers and is not an endorsement of any school. For your convenience, we have added a list of licensed home day care centers. That information is available through most of the neighborhood schools.

All of the preschools and day cares in Elk Grove Village are licensed by the Department of Children and Family Services of the State of Illinois, except where noted. The List is as follows:

Alexian Brothers Childcare Center

Ages: 6 weeks - 5 years old

Days/Hours: Monday - Friday, 6:30am - 6:00pm. Open all year.

Is toilet training necessary: No

Registration: Enroll all year

Fees: Tuition varies depending on the age of the child and schedule requested. All programs are open to employees of Alexian Brothers and the community.

Philosophy/General Purpose: ABCC was founded in 1989 to meet the growing childcare needs of its employees. We have served hundreds of families looking for a high quality program and a secure, nurturing environment for their children. Guided by the Alexian Brothers' values, we are committed to providing each child with compassionate and competent care. We believe in helping young children develop a positive sense of self and a respect for others and the world around them.

Curriculum: We offer the World At Their Fingertips - a comprehensive, integrated curriculum that emphasizes the importance of active learning through science, math, language, and art. The World curriculum creates developmentally appropriate learning environments in which each child learns what the world is like, how it works, and what he/she is capable of in it.

Other Pertinent Information: Alexian Brothers Childcare is owned by the Alexian Brothers Medical Center and managed under Bright Horizons Family Solutions. In 2009 we celebrated 20 years of dedicated service to the employees of Alexian Brothers Medical Center and the surrounding community. Breakfast, 2 snacks, and a hot lunch are served daily and all staff are certified in CPR and First Aid.

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Children's Christian Learning Center

  • Northwest Filipino Baptist Church
  • 1900 Nerge Road
  • Phone: 847-352-1968 or Fax: 847-352-2571
  • Email:
  • Yumi Yamaguchi, Director

Ages: 6 weeks - 6 years old: Accepting full-time and part-time

Days/Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 6:30pm

Is toilet training necessary: No (for toddlers); Yes (for 3 - 6 years old)

Registration: Anytime; Non-refundable registration fee of $55/child or $80/family with 2 or more children enrolled

Fee: Tuition varies depending on age of child. Includes breakfast, hot lunch, snacks, and all class materials for preschoolers. Special discounts are offered.

Philosophy/General Purpose: We're here because we care! We believe that children are God's special creation, each unique in personality but endowed with an unlimited potential to grow, learn, and love. Teachers help children realize their potential by providing an atmosphere of trust and acceptance.

Facility: Located in a church complex with all new classrooms, gymnasium and a fenced outdoor playground, away from busy traffic.

Curriculum: Learning materials provide foundations for math, science, social studies, language, art, music, movement, dramatic plays, and worship of God.

Other Pertinent Information: As a community service of the church, all teachers are carefully selected and supervised in compliance with licensing and accreditation standards. Lead teachers in the classrooms have college education, some with graduate degrees or pursuing related graduate education. Small class sizes promote better interaction amongst teacher and students. CCLC is licensed by DCFS, registered with the Illinois State Board of Education and is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International.

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Community Consolidated School District 59

  • Partnership in Learning for a Lifetime

  • Ridge Family Center for Learning
  • 650 Ridge Avenue
  • Barbara Zabroske, Principal
  • 847-593-4070

  • Forest View
  • 1901 Estates Drive
  • Mt.Prospect, Il 60056
  • Meg Weickert, Principal
  • 847-593-4359

  • Brentwood
  • 260 Dulles Road
  • Des Plaines, IL 60016
  • Wendy Allen, Principal
  • 847-593-4401

  • John Jay
  • 1835 Pheasant Trail
  • Mt. Prospect, IL 60056
  • Tom Seaton, Principal
  • 847-593-4385

  • Juliette Low
  • 1530 S. Highland Avenue
  • Arlington Heights, IL 60005
  • Brian Ganan, Principal
  • 847-593-4383

Ages: 3 - 5 year olds

4-day Preschool: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 12:45 - 3:15pm
5-day Preschool: Monday-Friday, 9:25 - 11:55am

Is toilet training necessary: No

Registration: First week of May is a lottery to fill limited spots

Fee: $226/month for 5-day; $188/month for 4-day. This changes each year per Board approval in spring.

Philosophy/General Purpose: The preschool program uses the best practices identified by research to enhance a child's readiness to enter school. Comprehensive programming is available through the employment of specialized staff including speech therapists, a social worker, a school psychologist, an occupational therapist, and a physical therapist. Subject to registration guidelines and eligibility requirements, a child attending as a 3 year old will be allowed to continue to attend the preschool program as a 4 year old. We provide pre-school for three types of children: typically developing - parents have no concerns about their child an pay tuition; at risk child meets district at risk criteria; special education - child has an identified disability.

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Elk Grove High School Preschool

  • 500 W. Elk Grove Boulevard
  • 847-718-4512

Kimberly Sander, Director

Ages: 3, 4 and 5 years old - Preschool

Days/Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:15 - 11:40am

Is toilet training necessary: Yes

Registration: Opens in April/May for the following year. Preschool runs from September - May

Fee: $100 deposit to hold child's spot: remaining $300 due at orientation

Philosophy/General Purpose: Our highest priority is to create a safe and healthy environment. The positive atmosphere and wide variety of experiences and materials promote the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth of children.

Facility: Elk Grove High School classroom

Curriculum: All children are encouraged to participate in music, story, art, small and large motor skills and a nutritional snack daily. The presentations are planned to complement the theme and foster independence and cooperative learning.

Other Pertinent Information: Our high school students, as caregivers and teachers, are required to have successfully completed Human Growth and Child Development. Designed to be a positive learning experience for high school students and preschool children alike, the ratio of staff to children present at any one time is 15 students to 12 children. Parents are welcome to visit at any time. (Since class is less than 4 consecutive hours, the Preschool does not require licensing.)

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Elk Grove Park District Preschool

  • Al Hattendorf Center
  • 225 E. Elk Grove Boulevard
  • 847-364-7224

Ages: 2 1/2 - 5 years old

AgeDaysHoursNon/Resident Fees
2 1/2 years oldW/TH9:30 - 11:30am$81/$97 per month
3 years oldM/TU9:15 - 11:15am$81/$97 per month
M/TU9:00 - 11:30am$101/$121 per month
M/TU/W9:30 - 11:30am$121/$145 per month
TU/W1:00 - 3:00pm$81/$97 per month
TH/F9:30 - 11:30am$81/$97 per month
Multi-age (3 & 4 years)W/TH/F9:15 - 11:45am$151/$181 per month
4 years oldM/TU/W9:15 - 11:45am$151/$181 per month
M/TU/W1:00 - 3:00pm$121/$145 per month
M/TU/W9:15 - 11:15am$121/$145 per month
TH/F9:15 - 11:45am$101/$121 per month
Pre-KindergartenM - F9:15 - 11:45am$252/$300 per month
Early Birds (3 & 4 years old) 7:30am to class time$30/$36/day/month
8:30am to class time$15/$18/day/month
Lunch Box Kids Special note about Lunch Box Kids
(3 & 4 years old)
 11:45am - 12:45pm$15/$18/day/month
Extended Day
(3 & 4 years old)
 11:45am - 3:00pm$55/$66/day/month
Late Pick-up
(3 & 4 years old)
 3:00 - 6:00pm$45/$57/day/month
Special note about Lunch Box Kids (Hot Lunch available for purchase on a monthly basis at $3.25 per lunch)

Registration: March, prior to beginning in September

Fee: $25 non-refundable registration fee

Philosophy/General Purpose: The Park District Preschool is designed to promote enjoyment for children through co-operative work and play. Staff will provide new experiences and be open to using new methods and materials. Activities will encourage development of individual interests, refinement of motor skills, and preparation for Kindergarten. The Illinois Early Childhood Learning Standards are incorporated into our curriculum and assessment processes.

Facility: Al Hattendorf Center classrooms, gym, multipurpose room and kitchen

Curriculum: Staff plans are made based on monthly themes and developmentally appropriate activities for each age level. The Coordinator and staff are flexible in planning the curriculum and meeting individual children’s needs and interests.

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Elk Grove Park District Kindergarten Club
(School Year 2011 - 2012)

  • District 59
  • After school to 3:15pm
  • $55 per day/per month

  • District 54
  • After school to 3:15 pm
  • $67 per day/per month

  • Late pick up
  • 3:15 - 6:00pm
  • $45 per day/per month

Kindergarten Club at the Elk Grove Park District offers enhancement of kindergarten skills as well as playtime, art activities, and gym and music classes. This program is available to all children who attend morning kindergarten at a District 59 school in Elk Grove Village and all children who attend morning kindergarten at Link, Nerge, or Stevenson school in District 54. Children will be bussed from their morning kindergarten class to the Al Hattendorf Center. Hot lunch is available for an additional fee or children may bring lunch. We provide milk. Program is available from one to five days a week.

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Elk Grove Township Community Day Care Center

  • 711 Chelmsford Lane
  • 847-439-5577
  • Annette Capuani, Executive Director

Ages: Daycare, 3 months - 12 years; Preschool, 3 - 5 years

Daycare: M - F, 6:30am - 6:00pm
Preschool: M/W/F, 8:30am - 12:30pm or T/Th, 8:30am - 12:30pm

Is toilet training necessary: Yes, for children in the Preschool and Part-time Day Care programs

Registration: Anytime for Day Care

Fee: $60 registration fee; varies depending on the program. Tuition subsidy is available for those meeting the requirements.

Philosophy/General Purpose: To provide affordable, quality day care to the families who live or work in Elk Grove Township. The Day Care Center is a warm, loving, and nurturing environment in which children can grow to their own potential.

Facility: 24,000 sq. ft. is available for 9 programs: Infants, Toddlers, Tots, Developmental, Preschool, Kindergarten, Before & After School, and Summer Day Camp.

Curriculum: Children of all ages are encouraged to progress at their own rate. Curriculum is planned to challenge them and to increase their awareness of the world around them.

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Grace International Preschool
At Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit

  • 150 Lions Drive
  • Elk Grove Village, IL
  • 847-290-0123
  • Fax: 847-290-0312
  • Akemi Werre & Mary Swanson - Owners

Licensed by Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)
and Illinois Department of Health

Ages: 3, 4, and 5 year olds

Days/Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:15am - 2:00pm. Catered hot lunch served. Parents are able to choose days (1 - 5 day program available)

Is toilet training necessary: Yes

Registration Fee: $75.00 - Two or more children discount

Philosophy: All children matter to God and are encouraged to find their God-given talent. As an international preschool we celebrate everyone's culture. All classes are taught in English and counting and colors are taught in Spanish and Japanese with the assistance of a language instructor. Through our PTA's involvement we are able to show each student how they can be used to help those who are under-resourced. We provide backpacks and school supplies to students in low-income areas, we visit a local nursing home and share songs and crafts with the residents and we pray for those with special needs. Each student in our program knows he or she matters to God and can be used by God. We support their enthusiasm, curiosity, and interest in what they love to do. Our preschool is here to provide a war, loving, and nurturing environment for your child. We offer a small class size where you child can lean and where their physical, social, mental, and spiritual needs are met.

Facility: Safe and secured classrooms, lunch room, gym, and outdoor playground

Other Information: Field trips, community visitors, and monthly programs and parties are held for parents, grandparents, and friends. Graduation ceremony is held in May and Summer Camps (3 sessions available) run June, July, and August. We look forward to serving you!

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Jennifer's Child Care

  • 554 East Devon Avenue (corner of Devon & Tonne)
  • Elk Grove Village, IL
  • Shelley Khokari, Director
  • 847-640-1686
  • Dorothy, Executive Director
  • 847-293-0203
  • Fax: 847-923-7427

Ages: Infants, Toddlers, 2 - 4 Preschool; 4 - 5 K-Prep; Private Kindergarten and before & after school

Days/Hours: 6:30am - 6:00pm (5 days/week, all year)

Is toilet training necessary: No

Registration: All year - when openings are available

Fee: Varies, depending on the program; programs offered: full day and half day

Philosophy/General Purpose: Through qualified, caring teachers, and the careful selection of equipment, we intend to promote the intellectual, social, and physical growth and development of each child in our care.

Facilities: Licensed for 57 children by the Dept. of Children & Family Services of the State of Illinois; full day state approved Kindergarten.

Curriculum: During the unstructured time of free play, children are free to explore different interests which include water play, large motor activities, small unit blocks, books, dramatic play, table toys, art materials, and manipulatives. During the structured time of the day, children are in a group situation for pre-kindergarten skills through music, storytime, cooking, games, and art activities.

Other Pertinent Information: Professional staff, education program, breakfast, snacks, hot lunches. (Prep - Teach all readiness skills for Math and Reading; Language Arts program encouraging verbal, written and listening skills; Positive environment provided where social and emotional skill development is enabled through play and exploration; Daily physical exercise provided at outdoor center; Field trips-to further stimulate and reinforce curriculum). (Kindergarten - District 59 curriculum in the teaching of Math and Reading; Integrate the Language Arts across the curriculum including Social Studies & Science; Foster a positive and safe environment where healthy social/emotional skills can develop; Daily physical exercise provided at outdoor center; Field trips - to reinforce curriculum).

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Kindercare Learning Center

  • 800 S. Arlington Heights Road
  • 847-956-7123
  • Bridget VanGelder, Center Director
  • Natalie Tronco, Assistant Director

Ages: 6 weeks - 12 years

Days/Hours: 6:30am - 6:00pm, 5 days a week

Is toilet training necessary: No

Fees: Our prices vary depending on the age and hours the child will attend our school.

Philosophy/General Purpose: We provide a loving atmosphere where children can grow emotionally, physically, socially and mentally. Learning through play is our general philosophy.

Other Pertinent Information: We serve breakfast, lunch, and snacks at no additional charge. We also provide transportation to and from local public schools. We have an educational program in each classroom - infants through Kindergarten program is state certified. We focus on "whole child" development.

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KinderCare Learning Center #2

  • 1050 Bonadventure Drive
  • Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
  • 847-352-0202
  • Fax: 847-352-0327
  • Kristina Curtin, Center Director
  • Sarah Scott, Assistant Director

Ages: 6 weeks - 12 years

Day/Hours: 6:15am - 6:00pm, Monday - Friday

Fees: Tuition and pricing vary depending on child's schedule. We also accept State Child Care Assistance. There is an initial/annual registration fee.

Philosophy/General Purpose: We are committed to enhancing the educational opportunities for children, families, and the dedicated professionals who serve them. We provide programs and environments that enrich children's development, promote respect for children, and celebrate the joy of childhood.

Other Pertinent Information: We serve breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack at no extra cost to enrolled families. We also provide transportation to and from local area public schools. We have quality educational programs and curriculum in every classroom from Infants to school-aged children.

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P.O.P. Preschool

  • Prince of Peace United Methodist Church
  • 1400 S. Arlington Heights Road
  • Elk Grove Village, IL
  • (corner of Devon and Arlington Heights Road)
  • Phone: 847-439-0668
  • Email:

Lynn Cooper, Director

Note: Program options vary by age

Ages (by September 1): 2 year olds - Teddy Bear Class; 3-4 year olds - Tiger Class

Days/Hours: Daily, 9:30am - 1:00pm; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays; September - mid-May

  • Programs Offered:
  • 2 years old - Teddy Bear Class
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2-day program
  • Wednesdays only: 1-day program
  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 3-day program available only to children that will be 3 years old by December 31

  • 3 & 4 year olds - Lion/Tiger Class
  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 3-day program (Pre-K Lions & 1st year Tigers)
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2-day program (1st year Tigers)

Registration Requirements: Registration and Open House begin Wednesday, February 2 at 10am.

Fees: Monthly Tuition:
Registration/Materials Fees 3-day program: $225 ($45 monthly discount)
3-day program: $125 ($25 monthly discount) 2-day program: $150 ($30 monthly discount)
2-day program: $95 1-day program: $90
1-day program: $50  

Is toilet training necessary? No, we change diapers!

Philosophy/Curriculum: Children need experiences that build a positive self-image, encourage creativity, teach appreciation for the world, and develop an awareness of all persons as children of God. Creative Curriculum used in the program addresses all aspects of a child's development: social, cognitive, and physical. We help children gain confidence, acquire social skills, and learn concepts to better prepare them for Kindergarten through workbooks, computers, music, art, cooking, story time, and fine and gross motor skill activities. Our Pre-K Lion Class gives each child individual attention to insure their success in kindergarten. The Illinois Early Learning Standards are incorporated into our programs.

Special Activities and Events: Pajama Days, Halloween Fun Fair, Sports Days, Thanksgiving Feast, Christmas Program, Dad's Night, Valentine Party, Teddy Bear Picnic, Easter Celebration, and Grandparents Days. Guest visitors include Officer Friendly, Elk Grove Firefighters, and Library Ladies.

Other Pertinent Information: 2 year old Teddy Bear Class - maximum of 13 children with 2 teachers. 3 & 4 year old Tiger Class - maximum of 20 children with 1 teacher for 1st year Tigers and 1 teacher for the Pre-K Lion Students. Families are asked to help out in the classroom at various times during the year.

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Queen of the Rosary Preschool/Kindergarten

  • Queen of the Rosary School
  • 690 Elk Grove Boulevard
  • 847-437-3322

Kathy McGinn, Principal

Ages: 3 - 6 year olds

3 & 4 year old programs: Full Days, 8:10am - 2:35pm; Half Days, 8:10 - 10:45am; Before School Care, 7:00 - 8:10am; After School Care, 2:35 - 6:00pm.
Kindergarten, ages 5 & 6 years old: Full Days, 8:10am - 2:35pm; Half Days, 8:10 - 11am

Is toilet training necessary: Yes

Registration: Begins the first week of January. $125 nonrefundable registration fee per preschooler

Fee: Call school for detailed pricing.

Philosophy/General Purpose: Our Preschool program is based on the idea that children are eager and energetic to learn and grow. We provide a program that offers children the opportunity to grow spiritually, socially, and academically in a warm, caring and consistent atmosphere. Through directed learning and unstructured free play, children can develop self-confidence, become more familiar with school and more excited about learning.

Curriculum: The focus of our 3 Year Program is on color, shape recognition, basic counting skills, fine motor activities, and encourages children to socialize and form relationships with others. Our 4 Year Old Program emphasizes hands-on learning experiences that develop a love of learning and prepare the children for future academic success. The children are introduced to pre-reading, pre-math, and pre-writing activities. Science activities are introduced to enhance curiosity about the world.

Policy of Racial non-discrimination: We do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, or national and ethnic origin in administration of educational policies, admission policies, or other school administered programs.

Other Pertinent Information: Our program is taught by a certified experienced teacher and experienced teacher's assistant. Both our 3 Year Old Program and 4 Year Old Program participate in a 20 minute physical education class taught by a certified Physical Education teacher. Queen of the Rosary Preschool opened in the Fall, 1985.

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In-home Day Care Centers

(All are state and village licensed, except where noted.)

  • Rosa P. Biset
  • 472 Clearmont, 847-439-5765

  • Bright Beginnings (Safia Raziudden)
  • 966 Mississippi Lane 847-301-1389

  • Sheila Gola
  • 573 Oak Street, 847-437-9482

  • Joann Goldstein
  • 847 Bonita Avenue, 847-364-1071

  • Larsen Day Care (Grace Larsen)
  • 1514 Kathleen Way, 847-524-7430

  • Kathy Lee
  • 795 Bonita Avenue, 847-439-0461

  • Marcia Lewandowski
  • 1487 Meegan Way, 847-891-0329

  • Debbie McEnery
  • 766 Bonita Avenue, 847-952-8661

  • Patricia Wessel
  • 584 Oxford Circle, 630-980-9021
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Last Updated: January 21, 2011

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