Early Childhood Center

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   The LFCDS Early Childhood Center is a warm and welcoming community where young students play and learn under the guidance of nurturing and talented faculty.
-- Sara Walsh, Head of Lower School and Early Childhood Center
The time flies by. One minute your child is just learning to walk and the next she is running across the playground. One minute he’s babbling in the highchair and the next he’s seated at a worktable writing his name.

As a parent, you know that the Early Childhood years are a time of rapid growth. You recognize that your child needs different levels of support and challenge at each new stage of development. You probably also know that, for young children, learning should be joyful and play-based. Does that mean all preschool programs are the same and  all you need are wooden blocks, crayons, and a playground? Clearly, the answer is no.  Highly-qualified Early Childhood educators are able to create developmentally appropriate learning environments and engaging challenges that will promote social, emotional, cognitive, creative, and physical growth; nurture school readiness skills; and meet the individual needs of your child. Your child deserves the best possible start, which means finding a warm, engaging educational environment where each child is known and valued­—a place where highly-qualified educators will foster a love of learning. For generations of local children, that special place has been Lake Forest Country Day School.
A co-educational independent private school for students age 2 through Grade 8.
Graduating students of strong character with a passion for learning since 1888.
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Lake Forest Country Day School