LCNS

     Libertyville’s Cooperative Community Preschool

 

Est.  1945

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quality Pre-school Education for Bright Futures

 

Registration has begun for the 2014-15 school year!

 

Please click on the links below for registration information and forms:

LCNS Programs for 2014-15

Registration Procedures 2014

LCNS 2014-15 Registration Application

LCNS Tuition Policy for 2014-15

 

Communities Served

LCNS serves Libertyville, Green Oaks, Vernon Hills, Mettawa, Mundelein and Grayslake

with core pre-school classes based on age-appropriate, guided play learning; enrichment programs for 4- & 5-year olds that emphasize the arts, sciences and applied learning; and lunchtime fun  for:

 

LCNS also offers a unique introductory program, Mom & Me, that helps introduce kids who are a bit too young for our core programs to the educational experience, in a warm, inviting environment.

 

 

Our Philosphy

For more than 65 years, LCNS has been recognized as an innovator in preschool education and a pillar in the greater Libertyville area community.  

 

This level of excellence can only come about when there is a continuing commitment that spans generations and welcomes newcomers.  Our dynamic curriculum is based on fundamentals that have proven to be effective.  Our well-credentialed staff of professional educators make learning personal and fun.

 

At LCNS, we firmly believe that one of the greatest gifts we can give our children is the passion for curiosity.  The early love of learning develops and serves them throughout their lives.  Our play-based approach capitalizes on the normal curiosity and interests of children.

 

LCNS is wholly dedicated to providing the encouragement and age-appropriate, child-centered curriculum that provides learning experiences to develop a child’s skills, confidence and overall aptitude.  Learning through active participation brings meaning and interest to a child’s world.

 

Today, this dedication to innovation and excellence is more important than ever.  As the Illinois elementary education system adopts the new Common Core curriculum standards, our students will need to apply sound learning methods while having confidence in their skills.  In basic terms, Common core is about covering fewer subjects in more depth, so the focus is on repeatable learning skills and the ability to interact and communicate, rather than remembering details from a broad range of topics.

 

At LCNS, that dovetails with the educational philosophy we’ve advocated for years.  Play-based learning is not only child-centered, but also child-initiated, where teachers act as facilitators within an active, collaborative environment.  Children are guided through developmentally appropriate activities that encourage creative and purposeful investigation.  Play-based learning promotes all areas of development, including language, self-regulation, fine/gross motor skills and cognitive functioning.  In an effort to support all types of learners, we recognize that play is the work of the child.

 

 

 

2014 Passport to Libertyville now available!

Save all year with the community businesses that support LCNS – please show your appreciation through your patronage.  Many of these valuable offers allow you to earn back your $20 contribution in just one transaction!

 

Why Playful Learning is The Key To Prosperity  [Forbes, April 10, 2014]

 

Picking the right preschool for your child   [Libertyville Patch, Feb. 7, 2012]   

 

 

Questions to Ask: When Looking for a Preschool

 

Testimonials: What LCNS Parents Have to Say

 

 

Learn more today!  

Visit one of our two campuses, meet the staff, and see directed, play-based learning in action.  Call the office at 847 367-0926, or email libertyvilleco-op@att.net.  We’d love to meet you, and welcome your child!

 

You’re also encouraged to get independent perspectives… We offer opportunities to talk ‘off line’ to current parents about their experience and the positive benefits they’ve seen in the LCNS experience for their children.

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

Please join us for Formal Registration on April 23 from 8:45-11:00 am and from 6:30-8:00 pm.

 

Don’t miss the End of Year Picnics!  They will take place on Wednesday, May 25th at Hawthorn Mellody Park located at 2221 Hazeltime Drive in Vernon Hills.  T/Th class picnics are from 9 -10:30 am and MWF class picnics are from 11 am -12:30 pm.  

 

 

LCNS has a new playground!  The Chicago tribune covered the new playground put in at the North location in July, 2013.  Read the article here: http://my.chicagotribune.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-76855783/

 

 

Support LCNS

The active and ongoing involvement of our parents and alumni are among our greatest measures of success, and our

community-based fundraising and generous donor support help keep LCNS an affordable and nurturing environment for kids in our community.

 

LCNS is a 501(c-3) registered not-for-profit organization that has been in continuous operation since 1945. Donations are tax deductible as allowable by law.  LCNS is non-denominational and fully certified by the State if Illinois’ Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) for staff and facilities.