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About Our Early Childhood Program

The Very Best for Your Child

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Immanuel Lutheran School is open to serve you and your child for the 2020-2021 school year.

  • The classrooms are clean. The teachers and children are wearing masks and frequently washing their hands.
  • We are having a great time learning about Jesus and the world around us.
  • We are spending more time outside so we can have “fresh air” breaks.
  • The classrooms are a busy place with the children learning through hands on activities, whole group and small group lessons.

Immanuel provides a warm, joyful, nurturing environment where children learn the skills and values for leading a wonderful life. Our program provides early learning for young children in a Christian environment. A broad variety of materials stimulate the children to learn and become confident in their abilities. Through a wide range of activities, our youngest students grow spiritually, mentally, emotionally, socially, and physically. Half day and full day preschool classes are offered throughout the week. You and your child are part of the Immanuel family. Our dedication to Christian values and learning ensures that each child knows that he or she is special.

The “Immanuel” Difference

  • Exceptionally qualified teachers
  • Small class sizes so children get the care they deserve
  • Flexible scheduling and a wide variety of options to suit your family’s needs
  • Christian values in everything we do
  • Parental involvement: You’re part of the family
  • A balanced curriculum of learning and fun to prepare your child for the years ahead

Our Programs Fit Your Lifestyle

When you have a busy schedule, time is a precious commodity. At Immanuel, we know it can be hard to find a preschool program that fits into your calendar without a hassle. Realizing this, Immanuel has put together a variety of early childhood programs. We offer a wide range of choices for class times and extended hours. With half-day to full-day programs and classes offered 2, 3, 4, or 5 days a week, Immanuel can fit into the busiest of schedules.

Safety and Security

At Immanuel, your child’s safety and well-being are our primary concerns. We have a secure school.

  • Parents and visitors enter only through the main entrance of the building.
  • Visitors must check in at the office when they arrive and be escorted to their designated location in the school.
  • Parents and other school volunteers receive a security badge (after a background check) with access to school hallways during school hours.
  • Children are only dismissed to their parents or designated caregivers.
  • Immanuel takes pride in providing your child with a safe and loving environment.
Drop off and Pick Up (Car-line)

Parents in the half-day programs bring their children to the classroom at the start of each day. This helps us get to know you, and you us. In this way, you also become acquainted with other parents so that you feel comfortable setting up play dates and carpools. It enables you to develop friendships with the other parents, so that you can establish a support system. Immanuel offers a car-line or upstairs pick up for the end of the class day. You will enjoy the convenience of picking up your child at the front door.

Convenient Location
Immanuel is conveniently located 2 blocks from the Palatine Metra Train Station. Let us care for your child while you take the train and go to work. Your child will be entrusted to and nurtured by certified, loving teachers. Trust the Immanuel difference.

Family Activities

Immanuel preschool values each child and their family. God has blessed you with a child. Naturally, you want the best for him/her, and we want to partner with you on this journey. We encourage you to be together, and desire for you to grow and learn together. Immanuel offers many family activities throughout the year. These activities are geared toward building relationships with your children and will help you make friends with other young families. Some activities offered include: Family Picnic, trip to the circus, Family Reading Night, Pumpkin Carving Night, Gingerbread House Making Night, Easter Egg Dying Night, Game Night and Gym Night. Come and experience the family friendly atmosphere at Immanuel.

Home Visits

Home visits are a unique feature of our program. Before school starts, your child’s teacher will come to your home. This helps the teacher get to know your child and your family. It also gives your child the opportunity to spend some quality, one on one time with his/her teacher. This visit enables your child to become comfortable with the teacher in the security of your home environment prior to the first day of school. Your family is also invited to an open house prior to the start of the school year.

Outdoor Classroom

Our Early Childhood Department has an outdoor classroom to use with our young children.
In the outdoor classroom, children observe, explore, and record information they have learned about animals, insects, birds, trees, seeds, the seasons, transportation and much more.

Teachers and children sit on log benches as they participate in group discussions, listen to stories, sing songs, and learn about God’s world. The children will also be able to enjoy picnic lunches and snacks on the picnic tables.

As his Eagle Scout project, an alumnus of Immanuel’s Early Childhood program and school created this outdoor classroom—a gathering place—by collaborating with staff in the planning phase and then by engaging other scouts from his troop to construct it. His leadership resulted in this enchanting place for our youngsters to learn, grow, and discover.

God has blessed us with the ability to extend our learning environment to the great outdoors.

“I was completely impressed by the teachers’ ability to pivot to remote teaching and keep my daughter interested in and excited about learning. They produced thematic activities and lessons each week that engaged her mind and body including both large motor and small motor development. They were readily available for questions and really wanted to stay connected with her and our family. Without their work and guidance, I would have been concerned about her ability to transition to kindergarten, but they have helped me to make sure she is ready! I will be forever grateful for their tireless work.”

Immanuel EC Parent
June 2020

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Some things are a little different this year:

  • Drop off and pick up car line
  • Smaller class sizes
  • Toys sanitized daily
  • Classrooms cleaned and sanitized daily
  • More outdoor time
  • Seeing JOY in the children’s EYES as they experience school with their new friends!

Call Marlene Tres for more information about how your child can experience the JOY of learning at Immanuel!

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Your 2020-2021 Class Options

Young 3s
3 Years by 3/31/21
Half Day - 2 Mornings per week

Preschool (3 years)
3 Years old by 9/1/20
Half Day - 2 or 3 Mornings per week

PreK (4 years)
4 Years old by 9/1/20
Half Day - 3 Mornings per week

Young 5s
5 Years old by 12/30/20
Half Day - 4 Mornings per week

Full Day
3 or 4 years old by 9/1/20
3-5 Years old
2-5 Full Days per week

“I want to thank Immanuel’s preschool teachers for never skipping a beat when remote learning started. They were prepared with engaging activities for our little ones each week. It really helped our children feel connected, and it became something to look forward to!”

Immanuel EC Parent
May 2020

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