The three-year-old manager of the LFCDS Preschool Farm Stand carefully counts pumpkins and gourds into a basket for his “customer.” At age three, children are eager learners who test their knowledge of the world through dramatic play and hands-on activities. They explore the world through their senses—riding tricycles, putting together puzzles, and drawing with crayons. The LFCDS Preschool program offers a developmentally appropriate play-based curriculum that builds the foundation for academic success with thematically connected, engaging activities. Children enjoy counting and measuring; listening to and dictating stories, songs, and poems; learning to write letters and numerals; going on outings; doing finger plays in Spanish; and conducting simple science experiments. 

LFCDS preschool children have the option to extend their morning through lunchtime, until 3:30 p.m., or until 6:00 p.m.
The LFCDS Preschool program is for children who have turned three on or before September 1

Program Details

List of 3 items.

  • 2019-2020 Tuition

    Five-day morning program—$11,000
    Additional charges for extended day options
  • Teacher-to-student ratio

  • Class Hours

    8:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Curriculum Guide


List of 7 members.

  • Photo of Kimberly Allen

    Kimberly Allen 

    Preschool Teacher (PSJA)
    (847) 615-6197
  • Sarah Jantsch 

    (847) 615-6178
  • Photo of Laura Matuszewski

    Laura Matuszewski 

    Junior Kindergarten Teacher (JKSM)
    (847) 615-6172
  • Photo of Jen Baurer

    Jen Baurer 

    Preschool Teacher (PSMB), Preschool Team Leader
    (847) 615-6209
  • Photo of Erin Jantsch

    Erin Jantsch 

    Preschool Teacher (PSJJ)
    (847) 615-6206
  • Photo of Maria Hempen

    Maria Hempen 

    Early Childhood and Lower School Music Teacher, Early Childhood Spanish Teacher
    (847) 615-6184
  • Photo of Ted Stewart

    Ted Stewart 

    Director of Student Programs and Engagement
    (847) 615-6132
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