BARLINA HOUSE PRESCHOOL

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is to provide children opportunities to participate in activities that will develop them socially, emotionally and intellectually into self-assured children. Barlina House Preschool is a Crystal Lake Park District program and is licensed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

Our instructors are Early Childhood Educators, AED/CPR and First Aid Certified.

Our Curriculum

Our curriculum is in line with Illinois Early Learning Standards. Through play and a semi-structured schedule, the children will have opportunities to engage in language, literacy, math and science activities along with art, music and dramatic play for self-expression.

PARENT HANDBOOK


Curious about what a day at Barlina House Preschool looks like?

We can't have visitors this school year but we spent some time visiting each class in October in order to share how great the kiddos are handling the changes that 2021 brought to our school.

MWF 4 Year Old Classroom

MWF 3 Year OLD CLASSROOM

Tu/Th 4 Year OLD CLASSROOM

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  • 2022-2023 School Year

    Registration is OPEN for the 2022 school year. Click on the program code to link to online registration.
    Classes begin run Sept 6, 2022-May 26, 2022
    • If registering after Aug 1, registration needs to be made in person at the Crystal Lake Park District Administration Building.
    • A $50 non-refundable registration fee is due at the time of registration.
    • A 5% discount is offered for 2nd and 3rd child from same immediate family.
    • Children must be toilet-trained, no pull-ups allowed.
    • Placement available for 3-5 year olds and is based upon your child's age as of Sept 1.

    Questions?

    how to pay online



    2022-2023 3-YEAR OLD CLASSES

    511307-01

    Big Room

    T/TH

    9 AM-12 PM

    Res: $159

    N-Res: $169

    511307-02

    Little Room

    M/W/F

    9 AM-12 PM

    Res: $239

    N-Res: $249

    511307-06
    Little Room
    T/TH 9 AM-12 PM Res: $159 N-Res: $169

    2022-2023 4-YEAR OLD CLASSES






    511307-03 Upstairs
    T/TH 9 AM-12 PM Res: $159
    N-Res: $169

    511307-04 Main Level
    M/W/F 9 AM-12 PM Res: $239
    N-Res: $249

    511307-05

    Upstairs
    M/W/F 9 AM-12 PM Res: $239
    N-Res: $249

    511307-07

    Upstairs
    4 Days 9 AM-12 PM
    Res: $319


    N-Res: $329

    511307-08


    Upstairs

    5 Days 9 AM-12 PM Res: $360 N-Res: $370
  • CALENDAR

    NEWSLETTER

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    May 2022 May 2022

    E-newsletters are sent via email at the first of each month.

  • Field Trip INfo

    Daily Schedule

    Here is a sample of what our day looks like at Barlina House Preschool

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  • Tours and contact information

    Questions?

    Donna MacCrindle, Barlina House Preschool Director,

    815-477-5403 or email dmaccrindle@crystallakeparks.org

    Email to Request a tour

    Did you know that we Accept Registration Year Round?

    We accept registration year-round, space permitting. Contact Donna MacCrindle at 815.477.5403, dmaccrindle@crystallakeparks.org to discuss availability.

  • The Preschool Summer Camp Program was developed to promote positive social experiences for your preschool-age child. Your tot's adventure will consist of exploring different park district sites this summer including the Racket Club, Woodscreek Splash Pad, the Golf Learning Center and other parks. One day each week we will meet at one of these sites. Come join the Barlina House experience!

    Ages 3-5 9:15 -11:30 am

    Campers must be toilet trained. Registration deadline is 5 days prior to start of camp.

    View Barlina camp info