Welcome to Grace Lutheran Preschool. It is our purpose to provide a preschool setting where learning may take place in
a Christian environment. This environment encourages imagination, exploration, creativity, and awareness of God’s world. We provide the children with tools and opportunities
to develop their capabilities to the fullest at their own pace in
a non-pressured, relaxed atmosphere. Since play is the child’s way of learning, much of this is accomplished through play with a purpose.
The curriculum is designed to stimulate developmental learning and joyful, creative play. Our program includes interest centers which follow a central theme. A strong emphasis is placed on social interaction, problem-solving, self-control, self-expression, and coordination. Through a warm and loving environment, we build a sense of security and positive self-esteem in each child. It is our hope that your child will be enriched by his/her experiences at Grace Lutheran Preschool.
Grace Lutheran Preschool, founded in 1968, is licensed by
the State of Illinois and is fully insured.
Registration for the coming school year begins in January.
Registration packets will be mailed the first week of January. All registration forms must be postmarked or dropped off in the preschool office by January 31. Registration for all three and four-year-old classes will be processed the first week in February by a random drawing in the following order:
• Grace Lutheran Church members
• Families currently enrolled in a program at GL Preschool
• Families previously enrolled at Grace Lutheran Preschool
• Families new to Grace Lutheran Preschool
No registration forms will be accepted for the random draw after the January 31 deadline. Registration must be accompanied by the $75.00 non-refundable registration fee, registration form
and session preference sheet included in the January registration mailing. Please note that completing a registration form
does not guarantee admission to Grace Lutheran Preschool.
A confirmation of your registration will be mailed within two weeks of the processing date. Your check will be returned if your child is placed on a wait list. We will draw names until all applications have been processed. A wait list will be created in the order in which the names were drawn. We will do our best to place your child in the session of your choice.
If you would like to receive a registration packet or schedule an observation visit, please call the preschool office at 708-352-0737. Questions should be directed to Lynne Blatchley, Preschool Director. Top of page
The preschool operates from mid-September through mid-May. All children must be age 2, 3, or 4 by September 1 of the current school year. Class size is limited to 10-20 children with a ratio of one adult to 8 children in 3’s and one adult to 10 children in 4’s, with a teaching assistant on staff each day.
DAYS TIMES TUITION ’10-‘11
3 YEARS OLD
Mon & Wed 8:45 to 11:00 a.m. $130/month
Tues & Thurs 8:45 to 11:00 a.m. $130/month
4 YEARS OLD
Mon through Thurs 8:45 to 11:00 a.m. $240/month
Members of Grace Lutheran Church of La Grange receive a $10.00 discount on tuition. Registration is held in January for the following year.
"Terrific Two’s” class - We also offer a fall and spring six-week “Terrific Two’s” class for two year olds accompanied by a parent/caregiver. The class meets Friday mornings from either 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. or 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. The tuition for the 2’s class is $90 for each six-week session.
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Parent's Day Out (PDO) - Fridays, during the months of October through April from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Children are cared for by our talented, trained and nurturing Grace Preschool teaching staff. Registration is on going, parents may sign up for a week or a month at a time. Children must be 2 through 5 years (pre-kdg). There is a $25 family registration fee, and the weekly cost of PDO is $35 per child. For further details on any of the Grace Preschool programs, contact director Lynne Blatchley at 708-352-0737.
Grace Lutheran Preschool admits children of any race, color, national and ethnic origin. For more information, please contact the Preschool Director, Lynne Blatchley at (708)
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The teaching staff is committed to providing a quality program for young children. The staff is qualified, certified, enthusiastic, and dedicated to the well being of each child. Top of page
• Art and self-expression
• Water/sand/sensory table
• Indoor gross motor room
Favorite Themes & Activities
• Special Events for Dads
• Holiday Parties
• Field Trips
• Art Show/Open House
• Mother’s Tea
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