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Barlina House Preschool


  • Educating 3-5 Year Olds
  • 2 & 3 Day Options
  • Curriculum in line with Illinois Early Learning Standards
  • Licensed Experienced Staff


Our PhilosophyBarlina House

Our philosophy is to provide children opportunities to participate in activites that will develop them socially, emotionally and intellectually into self-assured children. Barlina House Preschool is a Crystal Lake Park Ditrict 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

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

Our Requirements

Children must be toilet trained. No PULL-UPS are allowed. Placement available for 3-5 year olds and is based upon your child's age as of September 1, 2017.



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Information for Prospective Students

Enrollment Information

  • Enrollment for 2017-2018 opened on January 2, 2017 (current students) and February 1, 2017 (new students).
  • Call Cathy Kuntz, Barlina House Director at (815) 477-5403 or email to discuss availability.
  • Personal tours can be arranged throughout the year for prospective families

Registration Information for Prospective Students

In-Person or Mail-In:

Crystal Lake Park District Administrative Office

One East Crystal Lake Avenue, Crystal Lake IL

Please Note:

  • Registration is in person at the Administrative Office.
  • Call to check availability at (815) 459-0680.
  • A $50 non-refundable registration fee will be required at the time of initial registration
  • First month tuition payment will be due Spetember 1
  • If registering after August 1, the $50 registration fee AND first tuition payment will be due at time of registration
  • A 5% diiscount is offered for the 2nd and 3rd child from the same immediate family

Preschool starts Tuesday, September 5 or Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Barlina House 2017-2017 Schoool Year Registration Information
3 Year Old Classes (must be 3 by September 1, 2017)**
Code # Day Time Min/Max Location
511302-01 Tu/Th 9:00 - 11:30 am Min 12/Max 29
511302-02 M/W/F 9:00 - 11:30 am Min 6/Max 9 Downstairs
4 Year Old Classes (must be 4 by September 1, 2017)**
Code # Day Time Min/Max Location
511302-03 Tu/Th 9-11:30 AM Min 8/Max 20 Upstairs
511302-04 M/W/F 9-11:30 AM Min 8/Max 20 Downstairs
511302-05 M/W/F 9 am-Noon Min. 8/Max 20 Upstairs

2 1/2 Hour Class Preschool Fees:

Program Fee: 2 days/month, $170/month

Resident Discount Fee: 2 days/month, $155/month

Program Fee: 3 days/month, $230/month

Resident Discount Fee: 3 days/month, $215/month

4-Day Option for 4/5 Year Olds:

MWF morning students can add Tu or Th morning in class #511301-03 for an additional $60 per month

Extended 3 Hour Class (*code #511303-05) Preschool Fees:

Program Fee: 3 days/month, $240/month

Resident Discount Fee: 3 days/month, $225/month

Overdue Bill Policy

It is the policy of the Crystal Lake Park District that any Extended Time or Preschool account is paid monthly on the 1st of the month. Fees paid later than the 10th of the month will incur a late fee of $25 and your child is no longer eligible to attend. Preschool attendance may resume upon FULL payment of your child's bill.

Preschool Calendar 2017-2018 (Available August 2017)


Calendar notes:

  • The preschool will be open on days that D47 has early release and/or half days
  • Other field trips and activities may be added during the school year. Announcements for all activities are sent home during the school year and are also listed on the newsletter calendars.

2016-2017 Barlina House Parent Handbook

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