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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 nineteen 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.




[Reading Time]

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 - 10:20 Alphabet Time
  • 10:20 - 10:35 Bathroom and Snack
  • 10:35 - 11:05 Free Play (Sensory Tables and Centers)
  • 11:05 - 11:20 Free Play (Outdoor or Indoor Movement Time)
  • 11:20 - 11:30 Story Time and Closing Prayer

A visit from the Dental Hygenists

Example Class schedules:


Upcoming Highlights

March 23-27 - No School, Spring Break
April 5 (Palm Sunday) - Preschool Sings in Church with Sunday School Children (9:15 AM)
April 10 (Good Friday) - No School
May 3 - Preschool Sings in Church with Sunday School Children (9:15 AM)
May 25 - Memorial Day, No School
May 28 & 29 - Last Days of School

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 - 10:20 Pre-Reading and Writing Skills
  • 10:20 - 10:35 Bathroom and Snack
  • 10:35 - 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

  • 11:30-11:50 - Free Play / Gross Motor / Outdoor Time
  • 11:50-12:25 - Learning Activity #1
  • 12:25-12:30 - Bathroom Break
  • 12:30-1:00 - Lunch
  • 1:00-1:30 - Learning Activity #2
  • 1:30-2:30 - Rest / Quiet Activity Time
  • 2:30-2:50 - Free Play / Outdoor Time
  • 2:50-3:00 - Clean-up /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.