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Lake Forest Country Day School

145 South Green Bay Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045

(847) 234-2350


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The Preschool Program recognizes the developmental needs of young children by providing age appropriate learning experiences in a secure and nurturing environment.
Emphasis is placed on a smooth transition from home to school, and from one year to the next, so that each child's school experience is positive, enjoyable and rewarding.

The children's activities are designed to encourage exploration and discovery, to enhance the formation of concepts and to provide rich opportunities for language development. Social interaction, emotional growth and development of self-esteem occur naturally throughout the day in our informal and supportive setting. Indoor and outdoor play promote growth of both small and large motor skills. The Preschool Program is responsive and flexible, enabling children to develop at their own pace in a caring and understanding atmosphere.

Junior Kindergarten

Incorporating a constructivist philosophy, our program offers a stimulating experience and language rich child-centered environment in a familiar, stable, and predictable atmosphere. There is a balance between group and individual learning experiences in a integrated curriculum. Free play time is designed for children to explore, imagine, and discover, using a variety of developmentally appropriate materials. Our focus is on creating a love of learning and building the foundation for critical thinking skills by empowering children to make decisions, to feel internal behavioral control, and to solve problems.
Excerpted from the preschool's website