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Barlina House Preschool

Exciting News! Construction of New Playground Complete!

Project Update Page

The Crystal Lake Park District is pleased to announce the completion of the new playground at Barlina House Preschool. It features a tricycle course surrounding a small climber, a hill with a slide, a play house, covered sand box, picnic tables, musical play elements, funnel ball and lots of trees and flowers.

General InformationBarlina House

The Crystal Lake Park District Preschool program is licensed by the Department of Children and Family Services. Our main goal is to provide children opportunities to participate in activities, which help them develop socially, emotionally, and intellectually into a self-assured child. A semi-structured daily schedule includes art, literacy, music, and play activities, encouraging independence and a desire to learn.

Goals of the Barlina House Preschool Program

The Crystal Lake Park District Preschool opened in September of 1986, at Veteran Acres Park.Classes began at Barlina House in the fall of 1997. It offers a well-rounded curriculum and ongoing academics. The children in the program meet two or three times a week. Children must be toilet trained and at least three years of age prior to September 1 to participate. Our preschool is open to participants, regardless of cultural, religious, or ability differences.

Barlina House complies with the rules of the McHenry County Health Department regarding preschool centers and is licensed through the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

Goals

The main goal of the program is to provide children with the opportunity to participate in activities which develop them socially, emotionally, and intellectually into a self-assured child. Activities are planned to meet the changing needs of 3 to 5 year olds with the following goals in mind:

  • To help initiate an interest in learning and discovery.
  • To help the preschooler develop a strong feeling of self-worth
  • To help the preschooler interact with a peer group
  • To help the preschooler attain self-control and self-responsibility
  • To help the preschooler stimulate his creativity and imagination

 

Barlina House Staff 2014-2015

left to right

Standing: Tracey Zschernitz (Mrs. Tracey), Nicol Michalski (Mrs. Nicol), Donna MacCrindle (Mrs. Donna)

Sitting:

Kathy Bator (Mrs. Bator), Anita Spano (Mrs. Anita),

Cathy Kuntz (Mrs. Kuntz), Carol Grabowski (Mrs. G.)

 

 

Barlina House Halloween Fun 2014

 


Information for Prospective Students 2015-2016 School Year

Considering Enrollment for 2015-2016?

  • Vist our Open House for prospective students on Saturday, April 11, 10 am-Noon
  • Registration for new students for the 2015-2016 school year is now open.

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:

  • Spots may be available for the remainder of the 2014-2015 school year, contact Cathy Kuntz, Barlina House Director for class availability.
  • Registration for new students for the 2015-2016 school year opened on February 2, 2015.
  • Registration is in person at the Administrative Office, by mail or by fax. Call to check availability at (815) 459-0680.
  • A $50 non-refundable registration fee is required. The first month's tuition will be billed in August and is due by September 1.
  • To be added to a waiting list, a non-refundable deposit of $25 is required for each class.
  • Tuition is discounted 5% for second and third children of same immediate family.
  • Please determine your child’s placement based on their age on September 1, 2015.
  • Complete one registration form for each child and class code number.

Preschool starts Tuesday, September 8 or Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Barlina House 2015-2016 Schoool Year Registration Information
3 Year Old Classes (must be 3 by September 1, 2015)**
Code # Day Time Min/Max Location
2209-0 Tu/Th 9:00 - 11:30 am Min 12/Max 29
Downstairs
2210-0 M/W/F 9:00 - 11:30 am Min 6/Max 9 Downstairs
4 Year Old Classes (must be 4 by September 1, 2015)**
Code # Day Time Min/Max Location
2211-0 Tu/Th 9-11:30 AM Min 8/Max 20 Upstairs
2212-0 M/W/F 9-11:30 AM Min 8/Max 20 Upstairs
2213-0 M/W/F 9 am-Noon (NEW) Min. 8/Max 20 Lower Level

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, $215/month

Resident Discount Fee: 3 days/month, $200/month

4-Day Option for 4/5 Year Olds:

MWF morning students can add Tu or Th morning for an additional $60 per month

NEW! Extended 3 Hour Class 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 2015-2016 will be available after August 15

Please note: the calendar for the 2015-2016 school year will be available in August.

August 2014
Wednesday, August 27 Parent Information Evening, Park Place, 7:00 pm
Friday, August 29 Open House and Meet the Staff, 9:30-11:30 am
September 2014
Monday, September 1 Labor Day-Preschool Closed
Tuesday, September 2, 9-10 AM

Orientation Hour for Tu/Th AM Class-

Children attend with parent/guardian

Wednesday, September 3, 9-10 AM

Orientation Hour for M/W/F AM Class-

Children attend with parent/guardian

Wednesday, September 3, 12:45-1:45 PM

Orientation Hour for M/W/F PM Class-

Children attend with parent/guardian

October 2014
Thursday & Friday, October 2 & 3 Nature Center Field Trips
Monday, October 6, 9:30 AM Mrs. Z visits
Monday, October 13 Columbus Day-Preschool Closed
TBD Stade's Farm & Market Field Trip-4's Only
Thursday & Friday, October 23 & 24 Preschool/District 47 Closed
Tuesday & Wednesday, October 28 & 29 Dad's Nights
Thursday & Friday, October 30 $ 31 Halloween Activities-Costumes Welcomed!
November 2014
Tuesday, November 4 Preschool Closed-District 47 Closed/Election Day
Thursday & Friday, November 6 & 7 Photo Days with Color Portraits (during class time)
Wednesday, November 12, 9:30 AM Mrs. Z visits
Wednesday-Friday, November 26-28 Preschool Closed-Thanksgiving Holiday
December 2014
Monday, December 22-January 2

Prechool Closed-Winter Break Begins

No classes for two weeks

January 2015
Monday & Tuesday, January 5 & 6 Classes Resume
Friday, January 16 Preschool/District 47 Closed
Monday, January 19 Preschool Closed-Martin Luther King Day
February 2015
TBD, 9:30 AM Mrs. Z visits
Monday, February 16 Preschool Closed-President's Day
Thursday & Friday, February 19 & 20 Vision and hearing screenings
March 2015
TBD, 9:30 AM Mrs. Z visits
Monday-Friday, March 23-27 Preschool Closed-Spring Break
April 2015  
Saturday, April 11, 10 am-Noon Open House for Prospective Students
TBD, 9:30 AM Mrs. Z visits
TBD MCCD Field Trip
May 2015
Thursday & Friday, May 7 & 8 Mom's Day (shortened class times)
TBD, 9:30 AM Mrs. Z visits
Friday, May 22 All Classes Family Picnic-Last Day of Preschool
   

Print the 2015-2016 Barlina House Calendar PDF Download available after August 15

2015-2016 Barlina House Parent Handbook

Notices will be sent home regarding special event days.

We are open for both morning and afternoon classes on all District 47 school improvement days and early release days.

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