McHenry Area Preschools

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A Child's Place Early Learning Center-McHenry
A Child's Place- Volo
Creative Playtime Preschool
Edgebrook Elementary School Early Childhood Education
I Am! I Can! Preschool & Daycare Center
Joyful Noise Christian Preschool
Kindercare
Little Scholars
McHenry Montessori School
Nature's Scholars Enrichment Center
Noah’s Ark Preschool
Northwestern Medical McHenry Hospital Child Care Center
Shepherd of the Hills
St. John the Baptist School
Zion Luthern Church & School

Parents' Guides to Choosing the Right Preschool/ Daycare

A Child's Place Early Learning Center-McHenry

Address: 1159 Adams Dr., McHenry, IL 60051

Phone(815) 385-3311

Webpagehttps://www.achildsplacedaycare.com

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Director:Jennifer Otterson

Ages: 6 weeks through 12-years-old

Days and Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 6:30 am- 6:30 pm

Registration BeginsOpen Registration

Last Updated: 04/2020

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A Child's Place Early Learning Center-Volo

Address: 26705 W Commerce Drive, Ste. A Volo, IL 60073

Phone(847) 201-1760

Webpagehttps://www.achildsplacedaycare.com

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Director: Valerie Aronson

Ages: 6 weeks to 12-years-old

Days and Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 6:30 am- 6:30 pm

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Last Updated: 04/2020

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Creative Playtime Preschool

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Address: 3720 Greenleaf Avenue, Island Lake, Illinois 60042

Phone: (847) 526-8795    

Webpage: https://villageofislandlake.com/administration/creative-playtime-preschool/

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Director: Carmen Brush

Ages: 2-5 years old

Days and Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Registration Begins: February 4th

Last Updated: 04/2020

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  Edgebrook Elementary School Early Childhood Education

Address: 701 North Green Street, McHenry, IL 60050

Phone(779) 244-1200

Webpage: https://www.d15.org/edgebrook

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Director: Michelle Reinhardt

Ages: 3-5 years-old

Days and Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 7:50 am- 3:50 pm

Registration BeginsOpen Registration; Child must be screened first. Contact Angie Curry (779-244-1015) for a screening packet

Last Updated: 04/2020

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I Am! I Can! Preschool & Daycare Center

Address: 3707 Grant Dr., Johnsburg, IL 60050

Phone(815) 363-1333

Webpage: https://iamican.info

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Director: Trevor Johnson

Ages: 2-8 years-old

Days and Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 6:00 am- 6:30 pm

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Last Updated: 04/2020

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Joyful Noise Christian Preschool

Address: 2107 Lincoln Rd. McHenry, Il 60051

Phone: 815-344-5888   

Webpage: www.joyfulnoisepreschoolmchenry.com

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Director: Dori Hauser

Ages: 2-5 years-old

Days and Hours of OperationMonday through Friday, 9:00 am -3:00 pm

Registration Begins: Registration for 2-year-olds begins in October; Registration for 3 to 5-year-olds starts in February.

 Last Updated:  04/2020

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KinderCare

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Address: 4717 W. Crystal Lake Road McHenry, IL 60050

Phone: 815-385-2499  

Webpagehttps://www.kindercare.com/our-centers/mchenry/il/070452

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Director: Karen Grabow

Ages: 14 months to 12 years-old

Days and Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 

Registration Begins: Open Registration

Last Updated: 04/2020

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Little Scholars

Address: 2214 Route IL-120, McHenry, IL 60051

Phone: (815)-271-5095 

Webpagehttps://little-scholars.us/

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Director: Betty

Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years-old

Days and Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 5:30 am -6:30 pm

Registration Begins: Open Registration

 Last Updated:  04/2020

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McHenry Montessori School

Address: 5213 W. Elm Street, McHenry, IL 60050

Phone: (815) 344-1015  

Webpagehttp://mchenrymontessori.com

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Director: Lori Lanphier

Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years-old

Days and Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 6:00 am - 6:00 pm

Registration Begins: Open Registration

Last Updated: 04/2020

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Nature's Scholars Enrichment Center

Address: 4400 Beck Lane, Ringwood, IL 60072

Phone: (815) 653-0240

Website: https://www.naturesscholars.com

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Director: Mary Fluger

Ages: 6 weeks  through 12 years-old

Days and Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 6:00 am – 6:00 pm

Registration Begins: Open Registration

Last Updated: 04/2020

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  Noah's Ark Preschool

Address: 5211 Bull Valley Road, McHenry IL 60050

Phone: (815) 6388-0158

Website: https://noahsarkpreschooltcoha.com/

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Director: Kim Niehaus

Ages: 2 years through 12 years-old

Days and Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Registration Begins: Open Registration

Last Updated: 05/2020

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Northwestern Medical McHenry Hospital Child Care Center

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Address: 4201 Medical Center Dr. McHenry, Il 60051

Phone: 815-363-2356   

Website: https://child-care-preschool.brighthorizons.com/il/mchenry/nmmchenry

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Director: Linda Flynn

Ages: 6-weeks through 12-years-old 

Days and Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 6:30 am til 6:30 pm

Registration Begins: Open Registration

 Last Updated: 04/2020

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Shepherd of the Hills

Address: 404 N. Green St., McHenry IL

Phone: 815-385-4030 ext. 109

Webpagehttp://www.shepherdofhills.org/40

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Director: Jennifer Walker

Ages: 3-5 years-old

Days and Hours of OperationMonday through Friday, 8:00 am- 3:00 pm

Registration Begins: Open Registration

Last Updated:  04/2020

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St. John The Baptist Preschool

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Address: 2304 W. Church St. Johnsburg, Il 60051 

Phone: 815-385-3959  

Webpage: https://stjohnschool.com

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Director: Brenda

Ages: 3-5 year-olds

Days and Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday; 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Registration Begins: Open Registration

Last Updated: 04/2020

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Zion Lutheran Church & School


Address: 4206 W. Elm Street, McHenry IL 60050

Phone: (815) 385-4488

Website: https://zionmchenry.org/school/

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Director: Rev. Mark Buetow

Ages: 3 years-old through Kindergarten

Days and Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Registration Begins: Open Registration

Last Updated: 04/2020

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Parents' Guides to Choosing the Right PreSchool/ Daycare Program

A Parent’s Guide to Quality Child Care: Provided by 4-C: Community Coordinated Child Care


Illinois Governor's Office of Early Childhood Education
A comprehensive site for families looking for Early Childhood Education opportunities for their child. Articles on how to find a preschool that fits your child and databases of Illinois licensed Preschools, licensed home care providers, and daycares for older children. 

How to Choose a Preschool: Bright Horizon’s offers tips on what to look for in a preschool for your child.


How to Pick a Preschool
: Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education shares five things to watch for as you visit and assess a preschool program.


Simple Tips for Parents
: Get Ready to Read explains the different preschool educational philosophies and preschool settings. 


What to Look For in Infant Daycare
: KinderCare teachers share their top suggestions on how to find the perfect child care center for your new baby. 


Selecting a Child Care Program: Visiting and Asking Questions
: Childcare.gov provides checklists such as “15 Must-Haves for All Child Care Programs” and “Five More Essential Questions: Work and Family Life” that help you to decide which child care program is right for you. 

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