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Tree of Life of Lake Zurich, IL
3- and 4- Year-Old Classes

Tree of Life has been serving the Lake Zurich community for over fifteen years. Tree of Life exists to plant the seed of God's word, to nurture educational and spiritual development and to promote growth of a Christian foundation for the family. We do this by:

  1. Sharing with young children and ther families the healing and saving Gospel of Jesus Christ based on the teachings if the Bible, as taught in the Lutheran Church;
  2. Helping young children develop the academic, social and emotional skills necessary for a successful transition to a kindergarten program;
  3. Maintaining a high quality and affordable option for Christian early childhood education for families in our church and our community;

Tree of Life Lutheran Preschool operates in education addition of New Life Lutheran Church, 910 S. Old Rand Road, Lake Zurich, IL 60047. Dowload our Tree of Life Parents' handbook (PDF)here.


Preschool Classes

Tree of Life Preschool is open to children who are age 3 or 4 by September 1st and are potty trained. Our preschool operates from September through May. The 4-year old class meets on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00-11:30am. The 3- year old class meets Tuesday and Thursdays from 9:00-11:30am.




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Daily Schedule: Three-year Old Program (Tu, Th)

  • 8:45 - 9:00 Arrival / Free Play
  • 9:00 - 9:10 Devotion in the Chapel
  • 9:10 - 9:15 Clean Up Time
  • 9:15 - 9:30 Circle Time (Agenda, Calendar, Weather)
  • 9:30 - 9:45 Jesus Time
  • 9:45 - 10:00 Music Time
  • 10:00 - 10:15 Alphabet Time
  • 10:15 - 10:30 Bathroom and Snack
  • 10:30 - 10:45 Art or Special Activity
  • 10:45 - 11:05 Free Play (Sensory Tables and Centers)
  • 10:05 -11:20 Outdoor or Indoor Movement Time
  • 11:20 - 11:30 Story Time and Closing Prayer

A visit from the Dental Hygenists

Class schedules for October 2019 are available now:


Highlights

October 6th - Preschool Sing With Sunday School Children (9:15am)
October 14th - Columbus Day -No School (4's)
October 22nd - Field Trip To Country Bumpkin (3's)
October 23rd - Field Trip To Country Bumpkin (4's)
October 30th - Fall Party 10:15-11:30am (4's)
October 31st - Fall Party 10:15-11:30am (3's)
November 3rd - Preschool Sing With Sunday School Children (9:15am)

Daily Schedule: Four-year Old Program (M,W,F)

  • 8:45 - 9:00 Arrival / Free Play
  • 9:00 - 9:10 Devotion in the Chapel
  • 9:10 - 9:15 Clean Up Time
  • 9:15 - 9:30 Circle Time (Agenda, Calendar, Weather)
  • 9:30 - 9:45 Jesus Time
  • 9:45 - 10:00 Music Time
  • 10:00 - 10:15 Pre-Reading and Writing Skills
  • 10:15 - 10:30 Bathroom and Snack
  • 10:30 - 10:45 Art or Special Activity
  • 10:45 - 11:05 Free Play (Sensory Tables and Centers)
  • 11:05 - 11:20 Outdoor or Indoor Movement Time
  • 11:20 - 11:30 Story Time and Closing Prayer


The Tree of Life Enrichment Program

The Tree of Life Enrichment Program is open to children who are enrolled in either the 3 or 4 year old preschool program. The enrichment program meets Monday-Friday from 11:30 am-3:00 pm. This is a combined class with both 3 and 4 year olds.

A hot lunch will be provided each day with a choice of water or milk as a drink. Parents may sign up their children for one, two, three, four or five days a week.


Daily Schedule

  • 11:30-12:10 - Learning Activity #1 Time
  • 12:10-12:30- Gross Motor / Outdoor Time
  • 12:30-1:00 - Lunch
  • 1:00-2:00 - Rest / Quiet Activity Time
  • 2:00-2:40 - Learning Activity #2 Time
  • 2:40-2:55 - Gross / Fine Motor Time
  • 2:55-3:00 - Devotion / Closing Prayer

Learning fire safety

Activities

  Learning Activity #1 Learning Activity #2
Monday Pre-Reading Language Arts
Tuesday Social Studies Craft Arts
Wednesday Math Science
Thursday Pre-Reading Language Arts
Friday Music Art

Accreditation & Licensing

Tree of Life Lutheran Preschool is accredited through Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod School Accreditation (WELSSA) and the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA). Our program is licensed by the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services as of September 2018. Tree of Life Lutheran Preschool admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies and other school-administered programs.