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Purple Moose Enrichment Pre-school

210 Mchenry Avenue
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

(815) 459-7299


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

From the Director:

We have a combination of both. Opportunities for student led and teacher - led instruction. We are more structured.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Teachers are well qualified and have a lot of experience. All teachers maintain In-Service hours provided by the school and have CPR and First Aid

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Learning is an adventure! Our school provides students with opportunities to discover through hands-on learning experiences that promote all areas of development. The learning environment is designed to meet all young children's needs, learning styles and nurtuing with love and guidence.

A Typical Day

Programs are 2 1/2 hours.
Morning Sessions
Afternoon Sessions

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Parents receive monthly newletters with detailed curriculum updates, special events, a special news.
Fall and Spring Conferences
Learning Magazines that connect curriculum to the home.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on