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 2020 brought to our school.

MWF 4 Year Old Classroom

MWF 3 Year OLD CLASSROOM

Tu/Th 4 Year OLD CLASSROOM

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  • 2021-2022 School Year

    Classes begin Tuesday, September 7 or Wednesday, September 8, 2021

    Registration is now open and is available online by clicking on program codes below or in person at the Crystal Lake Park District Administration Building.

    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.

    If registering after Aug 1, the $50 registration fee AND first tuition payment will be due at 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.

    3 YEAR OLD CLASSES

    511306-01

    Main Room

    T/TH

    9 AM-12 PM

    Res: $159

    N-Res: $169

    511306-02 FULL

    Small Room

    M/W/F

    9 AM-12 PM

    Res: $239

    N-Res: $249

    511306-06
    Small Room
    T/TH 9 AM-12 PM Res: $159 N-Res: $169

    4 YEAR OLD CLASSES






    511306-03 FULL Upstairs
    T/TH 9 AM-12 PM Res: $159 N-Res: $169

    511306-04 FULL Main Room
    M/W/F 9 AM-12 PM Res: $239 N-Res: $249

    511306-05 FULL

    Upstairs
    M/W/F 9 AM-12 PM Res: $239 N-Res: $249
    511306-07 FULL

    Upstairs
    4 Days 9 AM-12 PM Res: $319 N-Res: $329
    511306-08 FULL

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

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  • Field Trip INfo

    Daily Schedule

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

    Print the daily schedule

  • 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

  • PERMISSION SLIPS

    None at this time.