2015 Preschool Fairs and Open Houses










Are you looking for the right preschool for your child? Save time by attending an information fair at your local library. You can learn about a number of local preschools and talk to their representatives in one setting. Many of the events also include information from your area’s childcare providers and enrichment programs.

Jan. 13, 6:30–8pm

Preschool Information Night
Algonquin: 847-458-6060 www.aapld.org
Jacobs High School, 2601 Bunker Hill Dr. Is your child almost ready to start preschool? Join the Algonquin Area Public Library along with the Huntley Area Library and Fox River Valley Library to learn about the preschools in your local area and meet and talk with preschool representatives. Over 30 preschools in attendance covering the towns of Algonquin, Dundee, Crystal Lake, Carpentersville, Lake in the Hills, and Huntley.

Jan. 14, 6:30-8pm

Preschool Information Night
Lake Zurich: 847-438-3433 www.eapl.org
Ela Area Library, 275 Mohawk Trail. Parents can visit and talk with directors and teachers from preschools and daycares serving the Lake Zurich area. If you are a day-care provider or preschool center and would like to participate, please contact the Children’s Department. No registration required.

Jan. 17, 9:30am–noon

Preschool Fair Crystal Lake
Crystal Lake: 815-459-1687 www.crystallakelibrary.org
Crystal Lake Public Library, 126 Paddock St. Are you trying to select a preschool for your child. Let us make that decision a little easier for you. Area preschools will send representatives to the library for our Preschool Fair. You and your children are welcome to talk to each representative and learn about the preschool. No card or registration is required to attend. FREE.

Jan 21, 6-8:30pm

Preschool Fair
Niles: 847-663-1234 www.nileslibrary.org
Niles Public Library, 6960 Oakton St. Social worker presentation on how to choose the right school for your child from 6-6:30pm. Please register for this portion of the fair. 6:30-8:30pm – Preschool Fair with over 20 area organizations, including preschools, day care centers, special education services and enrichment organizations.

Jan 21, 7–8:30pm

Preschool Information Night
Arlington Heights: 847-392-0100 www.ahml.info
Arlington Heights Public Library, 500 N. Dunton Ave. It’s not too early to start looking for the right preschool or child care for your little one. This is a great opportunity to meet teachers and providers from over 30 local programs. Drop in.

Jan. 24, 10am–noon

Preschool & Childcare Information Fair
Elgin: 847-742-2411 www.gailborden.info
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave. Meet and find out information about licensed area preschools and daycare centers and homes.

Jan. 24, 10am–noon

Preschool & Enrichment Fair
Park Ridge: 847-825-4527 www.parkridgelibrary.org
Park Ridge Public Library, 20. S. Prospect Ave. Representatives from over twenty area preschools and daycare facilities will assist you in choosing the best setting for your child. Parents can also learn about educational opportunities at museums, dance studios, and other enrichment programs. This event is Co-sponsored by the Park Ridge Community Women. Drop in.

Jan. 26, 6:30-8pm

Preschool/Day Care Fair
Palatine: 847-358-5881, ext. 108 www.palatinelibrary.org
Palatine Library, 700 N. North Ct. Representatives from local preschool and day care organizations will be available to talk to parents about their programs. Children may accompany their parents.

Jan. 27, 7:30-8:30pm

Preschool/Child Care Information Night
Mt. Prospect: 847-253-5675 www.mppl.org
Mount Prospect Public Library, 10 South Emerson St. Parents: did you know that there are more than 20 preschools, child care centers, and park district preschool programs located in Mount Prospect? Come to this annual open house for an opportunity to meet early childhood directors and teachers who will answer your questions and help you learn about the variety of local programs available. No registration required; just come on in!


2015 School Open Houses

Sponsored by Bright Horizons


Jan 25 – Jan 31, 2015
National Catholic Schools Week 2015
The annual observance starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week. Schools typically celebrate Catholic Schools Week with Masses, open houses, and other activities for students, families, parishioners, and the community at large.


Jan 25 – Jan 31, 2015

National Lutheran Schools Week 2015
Raising up faithful disciples aligns with the primary purpose of Lutheran schools. We no longer function in a world where Lutheran education is provided exclusively for Lutheran children. Families come to our schools from all faith walks, motivated by a wide variety of needs and desires for their children.


As We Grow Preschool Oswegoland Park District

Oswego: 630-554-1010 www.oswegolandparkdistrict.org
810 Preston Lane. Morning and afternoon classes available for three and four year olds.
Open House: No registration.
Saturday, January 10 – 9:30-11:30am
South Point – 810 Preston Lane, Oswego
Civic Center – 5 Ashlawn Avenue, Montgomery
Boulder Point – Zero Boulder Hill Pass, Montgomery


Bright Horizons Early Education and Preschool

Kindergarten Prep & Preschool Showcase

Explore your child’s next classroom and visit with the teachers
Learn more about our curriculum, The World at Their Fingertips®
Engage in activities with your child that highlight STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) learning in the classroom.

Families with toddler, preschool, and pre-k aged children are invited to visit our classrooms and experience the next step in your child’s education. This event is open to adults and children, walk-in’s welcome. Click HERE to find a time and location near you.


Beverly Montessori School

Chicago: 773-239-7635 www.beverlymontessori.org
Prospective Parent Wine & Cheese Reception: Jan. 16 at 7:30pm
Preschool Open House: Mar. 2 at 11am-2pm for all family members


Deerfield Park District Preschool

Deerfield: 847-945-0650 www.deerfieldparks.org
The Program offers activities for children ages 2-1/2 through 5 years of age.


Immanuel Lutheran School

Palatine: 847-359-1936
Pre-K through 8th grade.
Open House: Feb. 3 at 7-8pm


JCYS Early Childhood Education

Buffalo Grove: 847-279-0900
Chicago: 773-281-2533
Highland Park: 847-433-6001
JCYS lays a foundation for intellectual, social, emotional and physical development through play-based curriculum.
Open House:
Tues., Dec. 9, 10:30 am, 957 W. Grace Street. RSVP at 773-281-2533
Thurs., Dec. 18, 9:15 am, 800 Clavey Road, Highland Park. RSVP at 847-433-6001, ext. 116
Fri., Dec. 19, 10 am, 1700 Weiland Road in Buffalo Grove. RSVP at 847-279-0900


Kiddie Academy Child Care Learning Centers

www.kiddieacademy.com /Batavia: 630-761-4500
Bolingbrook: 630-679-9400 / Carpentersville: 847-844-8600
Crystal Lake: 815-893-0924 / Naperville: 630-416-8000
Plainfield: 815-609-0900 / Streamwood: 630-497-0200
Kiddie Academy’s proprietary Life Essentials® curriculum, supporting programs, methods, activities and techniques help prepare children for school and for life.


Lambs of Faith Early Childhood Center

Arlington Heights: 847-253-4859
431 S. Arlington Heights Rd. Part-time preschool programs for children ages 2-5 years old in Christ-centered environments. Extended day options. Tours by appointment.
Open Houses:
Thursday, January 29, 2015 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Friday, January 30, 2015 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Saturday, January 31, 2015 10:00am-12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 9:30-11:30 a.m.


Naperville Knoch Knolls Preschool

Naperville: 630-848-5000 www.napervilleparks.org
Preschool Information Night: Jan. 7 at 6:30-7:30pm
Naperville Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center Preschool
Naperville: 630-848-5000 www.napervilleparks.org
Preschool Information Night: Jan. 15 at 6:30-7:30pm


Park Ridge Park District Nature Preschool

Park Ridge: 847-692-3570 www.prparks.org
This nature focused program for 3 – 4 year olds infuses traditional readiness learning and preschool activities with an emphasis on the natural world and daily outdoor discovery. All children must be completely toilet trained to participate. Priority registration is given to students enrolled in Nature Preschool’s Winter 2015 session.
Extend your child’s day with our Lunch Bunch Program! Your child can bring his/her lunch and then enjoy indoor and outdoor play. Children are escorted to/from lunch and the Nature Preschool program by staff. Check the website for details.


Park Ridge Park District Preschool

Park Ridge: 847-692-440 www.prparks.org
Under the guidance of our exceptional teachers, hands-on daily activities are designed to promote each child’s physical, creative, cognitive, social, and emotional growth.


Science & Arts Academy

Des Plaines: 847-827-7880 www.scienceandartsacademy.org
An independent day school for gifted students in Junior Kindergarten through 8th grade. SAA provides intellectually and creatively talented children a stimulating and supportive environment designed for their unique abilities. Please call to schedule a tour.


Shepherd’s Flock Child Care

Arlington Heights: 847-368-7391 www.shepherdsflock.org
Professional child care & developmentally appropriate education for ages six weeks to five years. Intergenerational activities bring children & seniors together. Quality educational, social, emotional, spiritual & physical care in a play based environment.


St. John the Evangelist Catholic School

Streamwood: 630-289-3040 ext. 56 www.mystjohns.org
Students receive a comprehensive faith-based education. Part and full time Preschool enrollment is available in addition to the full day Kindergarten through 8th grade classes. Before and After School Care is available onsite. St. John the Evangelist school was named a 2014 National Blue Ribbon school for its high level of educational excellence.
Open House: Jan. 25, 2015. 9:30 – 11:00AM for new families. 12-1:30 PM includes returning families. Please join us at 11 am Mass before or after the Open house. No registration is necessary.


Sunny Days Preschool and Toadstools & Pollywogs Preschool

Naperville: 630-848-5000 www.napervilleparks.org/earlychildhood
Naperville Park District. Play-based program and environmentally-based program both focus on traditional kindergarten readiness learning and age appropriate activities in preparation for the next level of education.