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Libertyville Cooperative

1190 W. Winchester and 429 Brainerd
Libertyville, IL 60048

(847) 367-0926


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Co-op

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Teachers work with groups, small groups, and individuals. Teachers take children from whereever they are at and lead them in developmentally appropriate ways

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Learn through play
Socialization important
Teaching children to think for a lifetime

A Typical Day

half day program including circle time, snack, music, stories, activity choice time with centers

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Communication starts with orientation meetings with teachers at the beginning of the year. They continue with class and school monthly newsletters. We also have two open houses and two parent teacher conferences each year.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

We work individually with the parent to handle separation anxieties in a wide variety of ways