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
Preschool Camps in 2024 Camp guide


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


  • 2024-2025 School Year

    Registration is open for the 2024-2025 school year
    Click on the program code to link to online registration
    Classes begin run Sept 4, 2024-May 23, 2025

    • 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



    2023-2024 3-YEAR OLD CLASSES (No current class openings)

    2023-2024 4-YEAR OLD CLASSES






    511308-03 Upstairs
    T/TH 9 AM-12 PM Res: $179
    N-Res: $233


    2024-2025 3-YEAR OLD CLASSES

    ENROLLMENT FOR the 2024-2025 SCHOOL YEAR OPENS ON DEC 5, 2023

    511309-01

    Main Room

    T/TH

    9 AM-12 PM

    Res: $179

    N-Res: $233

    FULL

    Little Room

    M/W/F

    9 AM-12 PM

    Res: $259

    N-Res: $337

    511309-06
    Little Room
    T/TH 9 AM-12 PM Res: $179 N-Res: $233

    2024-2025 4-YEAR OLD CLASSES

    ENROLLMENT FOR the 2024-2025 SCHOOL YEAR OPENS ON DEC 5, 2023





    FULL Upstairs
    T/TH 9 AM-12 PM Res: $179
    N-Res: $233

    511309-04 Main Level
    M/W/F 9 AM-12 PM Res: $259
    N-Res: $337

    511309-05

    Upstairs
    M/W/F 9 AM-12 PM Res: $259
    N-Res: $337

    FULL

    Upstairs
    4 Days 9 AM-12 PM
    Res: $339


    N-Res: $440

    FULL


    Upstairs

    5 Days 9 AM-12 PM Res: $380 N-Res: $494
  • CALENDAR

    NEWSLETTER

    23-24 YEAR
    Sept 2023
    Oct 2023 October 2023
    Nov 2023 November 2023
    Dec 2023 December 2023
    Jan 2024 January 2024
    Feb 2024 February 2024
    Mar 2024 March 2024
    Apr 2024
    May 2024

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

  • Daily Schedule

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

    PRINT SCHEDULE

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    2024 Special Events at Barlina House

    JANUARY
    Library Day

    FEBRUARY
  • 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.

  • Summer Adventure at Barlina House

    Ages 3-5

    Come enjoy some fun at Barlina House this summer! We will have a mixture of fun activities and enjoy the outdoors every day. Field trips are included each session so the children can enjoy the other Park District facilities. Registration is due 5 days before the first class. Campers must be toilet trained.


    2023 Summer Adventure at Barlina

    311332-06

    M-W

    6/5-6/21

    9:15 AM-11:30 AM

    Res: $127

    N-Res: $140

    311332-03

    M-Th

    6/5-6/22

    9:15-11:30 AM

    Res: $162

    N-Res: $175

    311332-04 M-W 7/10-7/26 9:15-11:30 AM
    Res: $127

    N-Res: $140

    311332-06 M-Th 7/10-7/27 9:15-11:30 AM

    Res: $162

    N-Res: $175

    Are you ready for kindergarten?

    Ages 4-6

    Come join us for a quick review before you start kindergarten this fall. We will be reviewing the alphabet numbers and many other kindergarten skills. This will help your child build confidence in themselves before starting school. Come have some fun with the Barlina Teachers!


    2023 Are You Ready for Kindergarten?

    320331-01

    M-Th

    8/7-8/10

    9 AM-12 PM

    Res: $85

    N-Res: $100