Are you affiliated with the Congregational Church?
We are not affiliated with any religious institution. We simply rent space in their educational area.
How will I know if the school is taking a snow day?
The preschool typically follows the District 300 schedule, including snow days. This website will have a notice on the first page, above the logo, no later than 8 a.m. if there will not be school that day due to inclement weather. In the event of inclement weather that starts during the morning hours, a notice for afternoon class cancellation will be posted no later than 11:30 a.m.
What time do the classes meet?
Morning classes meet from 9:00 - 11:30, and afternoon classes meet from 12:30 - 3:00. Your child's safety is important to us, so the doors to the educational area are not unlocked until 5 minutes before the start, and 5 minutes before the end of class sessions. If you need to pick up your child early, or are running late, please call us to make special arrangements.
What kind of clothes should my child wear?
Children are encouraged to wear play clothes so they can be comfortable during the day. Keep in mind that we play outside, color and paint, and children get messy regardless of how many precautions are taken. Please do not send your child in their favorite "dress up" outfit. Safe shoes are also important. Sneakers and shoes with heels are excellent for climbing and running. Jelly sandals and flip-flops are loose fitting and can be dangerous.
Do you have a drive through drop-off/pick-up?
Many of our parents take advantage of this option. You may simply drive up the south driveway and a staff member will meet your car and assist your child into the school. Likewise, if you choose to pick up your child in the same manner, a staff member will assist your child into your car. All preschool families are assigned a car identification number. This is for your use should you choose the drive through option.
Are the teachers required to have any special training?
IDCFS require continuing training and education of employees in order to maintain licensing. Additionally, all our teachers are trained in CPR and basic first aid.
Can I arrange a tour of your school?
We encourage your visit prior to making a final decision. Please call at 847-658-2232, or email us at algpreschool@yahoo.com to arrange a tour.
How is tuition paid?
Tuition is due on the first of every month (one month in advance). A tuition payment envelope is sent home with your child on, or before, the first of each month that tuition is due. Your check can be returned in this envelope at the next class.
Can I join my child on a field trip?
Absolutely! We encourage parents to join us as space allows per field trip.
Where are you located?
We are located at 109 Washington St., Algonquin, IL. Please click HERE for a map.
How can I submit an suggestion or comment?
We welcome feedback.  Send your comments, thoughts, suggestions and ideas to: algpreschool@yahoo.com. Additionally, near the end of each school year, we send home a feedback form requesting your honest evaluation. For your convenience, this website also carries a link to the online form at the time of distribution. All responses are reviewed by the staff and the board of directors, and we use your suggestions to improve the preschool experience.
What is your email address?
For general questions, use algpreschool@yahoo.com. Email is checked several times each day, and we guarantee a response within 24 hours.