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Join us for Jin & Tonic (Current/Classic Country & Rock) on Tuesday, July 29 at 7 pm and the Crystal Lake Community Band on Tuesday, August 5 at 7 pm at the Crystal Lake Main Beach band shell. FREE admission. Pack a picnic dinner or enjoy our snacks from our concessions. Complete Concert in the Park schedule available online. Click here for 2014 Concerts in the Park schedule.


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Barlina House Preschool

Barlina HouseGeneral Information

The Crystal Lake Park District Preschool program is licensed by the Department of Children and Family Services. Our main goal is to provide children opportunities to participate in activities, which help them develop socially, emotionally, and intellectually into a self-assured child. A semi-structured daily schedule includes art, literacy, music, and play activities, encouraging independence and a desire to learn.

Goals of the Barlina House Preschool Program

The Crystal Lake Park District Preschool opened in September of 1986, at Veteran Acres Park.Classes began at Barlina House in the fall of 1997. It offers a well-rounded curriculum and ongoing academics. The children in the program meet two or three times a week. Children must be toilet trained and at least three years of age prior to September 1 to participate. Our preschool is open to participants, regardless of cultural, religious, or ability differences.

Barlina House complies with the rules of the McHenry County Health Department regarding preschool centers and is licensed through the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

Goals

The main goal of the program is to provide children with the opportunity to participate in activities which develop them socially, emotionally, and intellectually into a self-assured child. Activities are planned to meet the changing needs of 3 to 5 year olds with the following goals in mind:

  • To help initiate an interest in learning and discovery.
  • To help the preschooler develop a strong feeling of self-worth
  • To help the preschooler interact with a peer group
  • To help the preschooler attain self-control and self-responsibility
  • To help the preschooler stimulate his creativity and imagination

Barlina House Preschool Staff 2013-2014

(left to right)

Kathy Bator, Anita Spano, Carol Grabowski, Cathy Kuntz, Cleta Leahey, Jan Clark, Mary Ellen Eckel


Information for Prospective Students 2014-2015 School Year

Considering Enrollment for 2014-2015?

Registration Information for Prospective Students

Fax:

(815) 477-5005

In-Person or Mail-In:

Crystal Lake Park District Administrative Office

One East Crystal Lake Avenue, Crystal Lake IL

Please Note:

  • Registration is in person at the Administrative Office, by mail or by fax. Call to check availability at (815) 459-0680.
  • A $50 non-refundable registration fee is required. The first month's tuition will be billed in August and is due by September 1.
  • To be added to a waiting list, a non-refundable deposit of $25 is required for each class.
  • Tuition is discounted 5% for second and third children of same immediate family.
  • Please determine your child’s placement based on their age on September 1.
  • Complete one registration form for each child and class code number.

Preschool starts Tuesday, September 2 or Wednesday, September 3, 2014

3 Year Old Classes (must be 3 by September 1, 2014)**
Code # Day Time Min/Max Location
2309-0 Tu/Th 9:00 - 11:30 am Min 6/Max 9
Downstairs
2310-0 Tu/Th 9:00 - 11:30 am Min 8/Max 20 Downstairs
2311-0 M/W/F 9:00 - 11:30 am Min 6/Max 9 Downstairs
         
Mixed Age 3-5 Year Old Classes (must be 3 by September 1, 2014)
Code # Day Time Min/Max Location
2315-0 M/W/F* 12:45-3:15 pm Min 8/Max 20 TBD

*may choose to attend 2 days, M/W or W/F for the 2 day fee.

3 Year Old Class Fees:

Program Fee: 2 days/month, $166/month

Resident Discount Fee: 2 days/month, $151/month

Program Fee: 3 days/month, $211/month

Resident Discount Fee: 3 days/month, $196/month

4 Year Old Classes (must be 4 by September 1, 2014)**
Code Day Time Min/Max Location
2312-0 Tu/Th 9:00 - 11:30 am Min 8/Max 20 Upstairs
2313-0 M/W/F 9:00 - 11:30 am Min 8/Max 20 Downstairs
2314-0 M/W/F 9:00 - 11:30 am Min 8/Max 20 Upstairs
Mixed Age 3-5 Year Old Classes (must be 3 by September 1, 2014)
Code # Day Time Min/Max Location
2315-0 M/W/F* 12:45-3:15 pm Min 8/Max 20 TBD

*may choose to attend 2 days, M/W or W/F for the 2 day fee.

**Classes may be combined with 3-5 years mixed age class if class minimum is not met.

4 Year Old Class Fees:

Program Fee: 2 days/month, $166/month

Resident Discount Fee: 2 days/month, $151/month

Program Fee: 3 days/month, $211/month

Resident Discount Fee: 3 days/month, $196/month

 

4-Day Option for 4/5 Year Olds

MWF morning students can add either Tuesday or Thursday morning for $60 per month

Overdue Bill Policy

It is the policy of the Crystal Lake Park District that any Extended Time or Preschool account is paid monthly on the 1st of the month. Fees paid later than the 15th of the month will incur a late fee of $25 and your child is no longer eligible to attend. Preschool attendance may resume upon FULL payment of your child's bill.


Preschool Calendar 2013-2014

August 2014
Wednesday, August 27 Parent Information Evening, Park Place, 7:00 pm
Friday, August 29 Open House and Meet the Staff, 9:30-11:30 am
September 2014
Monday, September 1 Labor Day-Preschool Closed
Tuesday, September 2, 9-10 AM

Orientation Hour for Tu/Th AM Class-

Children attend with parent/guardian

Wednesday, September 3, 9-10 AM

Orientation Hour for M/W/F AM Class-

Children attend with parent/guardian

Wednesday, September 3, 12:45-1:45 PM

Orientation Hour for M/W/F PM Class-

Children attend with parent/guardian

October 2014
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November 2014
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December 2014
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January 2015
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February 2015
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March 2015
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April 2015  
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May 2015
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September 2015 (NEW SCHOOL YEAR)  
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Print the 2014-2015 Barlina House Calendar-(PDF)PDF Download printable calendar will be available mid-August

Notices will be sent home regarding special event days.

We are open for both morning and afternoon classes on all District 47 school improvement days and early release days.

Click Here for Barlina House Virtual Backpack
Monthly Classroom Calendar and Newsletter



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