Christ Lutheran Preschool

Early Childhood Education Center

Kathy Davis, Director
595 Deerpath Drive
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
Phone: (847)367-5791

Christ Lutheran PreSchool:

Summer Kids Kamp 2018:


Important Dates

  • Last Day Kids Camp – August 10
  • PreSchool Open House/Picnic/Worship – August 26
    9:30 to 10:30a – Worship with Backpack Blessing/Teacher Installation
    10:30-12:30 – PreSchool Open House
    10:30-noon – Picnic
  • First Day of Classes – August 30 or 31
    Tot, Y3 & main 3 classes:   8:30–9:30 am
    Y4 & Pre-K classes: 8:30-11:30 am
    Parent Orientation Meeting:  8:30-9:30 am
    (Extended day activities begin 7:30 am–6 pm)
  • No School – Labor Day – September 3
  • No School – Columbus Day – October 8
  • No School – Election Day (polling place) – November 6
  • No School – Thanksgiving Break – November 21-23


Are You Registered for Fall?

In-house registration for the 2018/2019 school year (classes begin September 2018) started last December. Open enrollment to the public began January 8 and while many classes are filled up, there are still selected spots. Forms are found in the list above, or contact Kathy Davis (

Summer Kids Kamp Runs until August 10

Kids Kamp is Christ Lutheran’s summer fun program. For info, check the Kids Kamp Info Letter (KidsKamp2018InfoLetter) and Registration Form (KidsKamp2018RegistatrationForm).

Please Join the Children for Chapel

Each month we will gather for a brief chapel service where we sing songs, review lessons and celebrate birthdays (and half-birthdays). Parents, grandparents, siblings, care givers – everyone is invited to join us for the service, which starts at 11 a.m. Please join us!

Christ Lutheran Offers Extended Day Options for Kindergarten Students

To adapt to the changing needs of our families, we are offering before/after care for Kindergarten students. Parents are responsible for transportation, though Hawthorn students may be able to arrange for bus transportation with the Hawthorn District Office. Students will join in our multi-age preschool class.  Activities include arts and crafts, board games, puzzles and outdoor play when weather permits. Kindergarten Extended Day is available from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and again starting at 2:30 p.m. More information is available on the info sheet – CLCKindergartenExtended2017.

Mission Statement

302388_470970302914102_1408357805_nChrist Lutheran Preschool will provide a Christian based curriculum for preschool children as part of their first experience with formal education. Christ Lutheran Preschool shall serve as the premier early childhood education center in Lake County for whole child development.


Christ Lutheran Preschool shall provide a safe environment to:

  • Guide each child in developing mentally, physically, socially, emotionally and spiritually while having fun.
  • Create an atmosphere in which the child can explore and satisfy curiosity about the world through hands-on learning.
  • Help each child pursue individual interests and develop individual abilities with love, guidance and encouragement.
  • Introduce learning concepts for a strong beginning in school fundamentals as licensed by the Illinois State Board of Education.
  • Encourage an enthusiasm for continuous learning in each child, using an innovative curriculum.
  • Teach each child that God loves us all.

Our philosophy recognizes each child as a unique individual creation of God. Our developmentally appropriate preschool curriculum gives the children the opportunity to grow at their own pace, emotionally, intellectually, socially, spiritually and physically. Our success is a combination of the highest quality programming as well as experienced, educated teachers. A warm and loving learning environment is created to provide an energetic and fun preschool experience.

Our program is designed to help make a smooth and successful transition from home to school by providing a safe and comfortable environment. We create opportunities for peer interaction and contact with knowledgeable and caring Christian teachers. Our positive school atmosphere helps children develop self-confidence and allows their attitudes, skills and curiosity to expand. We encourage responsible behavior in our children, especially group cooperation and concern for others. Our objectives are to stimulate young children to love learning and to grow through positive encouragement.

Christ Lutheran Preschool is self-supporting with private tuition payments. The Christ Lutheran Preschool staff is committed to conducting its programs and activities in the safest manner possible. The welfare of your child is our utmost concern. We insist that all children follow rules and guidelines that have been designed with the student’s wellbeing in mind. Christ Lutheran Preschool does not carry medical accident insurance for injuries sustained in its program. The cost would make our fees prohibitive. Parents should review their own health insurance policy for coverage of any injuries sustained or arising out of activities in this program.

Kids Kamp/Preschool Tidbit

  • Still room in some Fall Classes –  registration
  • Open House/Picnic – Sunday, August 26!
    Worship/Backpack Blessing – 9:30a
    Open House – 10:30-12:30
    Picnic/Activities – 10:30-noon
  • First Day of PreSchool – Aug. 30 or 31 (Parent meeting at 8:30 a.m.)
  • No School for Labor Day – Sept. 3
  • No School for Columbus Day – Oct. 8

Pay Tuition or Donate

Pay tuition – or donate to our ministries – via credit card. Thank you.

Contact Us

595 N. Deerpath Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
[p] 847-367-5787
[p] 847-367-5791

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