CLC Preschool for All program available at Waukegan Campus
The Children's Learning Center at College of Lake County's Lakeshore Campus in Waukegan offers free child care starting Aug. 31 through the Preschool for All program for Lake County families who qualify. Students ages 3-5 engage with nine months of learning to prepare them for kindergarten.
"The Children's Learning Center Program offers high quality programming that include fun tasks and interactive learning activities that are essential to their intellectual growth and development," program director Carlotta Conley said.
"Families can be assured that their children spend their day in a safe, structured, and supervised environment where they learn how to problem-solve, share, play and learn together. Our program helps your child adjust to formal schooling and help develop the skills they need to succeed later in life."
Funded by a federal grant, the Preschool for All program offers a full academic school day focused on developing a child's social and emotional skills, self-regulation skills, physical development and the cognitive skills needed for kindergarten.
Qualifying parents or guardians bring their children to the Lakeshore Campus from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
This program is led by certified teachers in a classroom dedicated solely to these students. Applicants must reside in Lake County, but do not have to be CLC students.
To attend an information session, call the Children's Learning Center at (847) 543-2190 to schedule an appointment. Spots are filled as first-come, first-served basis for those who meet criteria.
For more details on the program, contact Marie Schreiber at Mschreiber1@clcillinois.edu or (847) 543-2150.