Preschool Screening Process
Because your child’s first 5 years of life are so important, we want to help you provide the best start for your child. Child Find screening is available for any children between the ages of 3 and 5 years who reside within the Lake Zurich CUSD 95 boundaries.
Lake Zurich CUSD 95 uses the Ages & Stages Questionnaires to screen students. These questionnaires are completed by parents and are available in both English and Spanish. The Ages & Stages Questionnaire – Third Edition (ASQ-3) includes questions about your child’s communication, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, problem solving and personal-social skills. The Ages & Stages Questionnaire: Social Emotional – Second Edition (ASQ: SE-2) includes questions about your child’s social emotional development. Additionally, we will send home a sheet that addresses your child’s articulation (speech sound development).
If you are interested in having your child screened or have questions regarding the screening process, please contact the Screening Coordinator (contact information below). Please include the following information in your email:
- Your child’s name & date of birth
- Your address & phone number
At Risk Program
Children who do not qualify for Early Childhood Special Education Services, may be eligible for At-Risk Preschool Programming. The program is designed to provide a preschool experience for children ages 3-5 who are residents of Lake Zurich who qualify due to a variety of factors that may include (but are not limited to) economic need, low performance on the preschool screening, having a primary language other than English, and chronic illness/health concerns. The goal of the preschool is to provide students with a positive, nurturing environment that fosters social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth and development. Children must participate in an At-Risk Preschool Screening process to determine eligibility for the program. Visit the Preschool Screening section on this page for more information.
Little Leaders Preschool
Little Leaders Preschool is a blended preschool offered by Lake Zurich Community Unit School District 95. Enrollment in the tuition-based program is open to families who reside within the District 95 boundaries. The maximum enrollment in each classroom will be 15 children with one teacher and two paraprofessionals. Each teacher is dually certified. The preschool curriculum is aligned with the Illinois Early Learning Standards as well as District 95’s K-12 curriculum. Parents of the tuition- based program will be expected to provide their own transportation.
The Little Leaders Preschool is a five day a week, two and a half hour per day (morning or afternoon) program. Tuition is $2,600.00 per school year, which can be either paid in full or in ten equal installments of $260.00. The first installment is due August 15th, 2022. The subsequent 9 payments will be due on the 15th of each month. Tuition is paid one month in advance.
To secure a placement in the program, a non-refundable application fee of $50.00 and the completed application materials need to be returned to the District Administration Building, 832 S. Rand Road, Lake Zurich. Parents may pick up the application materials at the same location, or print them off from this page (Packets are formatted to accommodate double-sided printing) - located at the bottom of this page. Applications must be completed and returned and fees paid prior to registration.
Children must be 3 years old by September 1st of the enrolling school year. The students must be potty trained to participate within the blended Little Leaders Preschool.
The registration packet can be found below. If you are unable to access this information or for more information regarding the Little Leaders Preschool program, please contact Gaby Mascote at the Office of Student Services (847) 540-4970.
Registration for the 2021-22 school year has ended. The registration for the 2022-23 school year begin in March.
Important Preschool Information
Preschool runs on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from about 9:30-11:30. (exact times depend on the latest High School schedule)
Preschool calendars will be sent home with a welcome letter in August
The cost of the preschool is $240 for the year
Tuition is due at the time of registration
Applications are accepted on a first come first serve basis. Health forms must be dated within the last year and be in our possession BEFORE the first day of school
Children must be FULLY potty trained
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out if applications are being accepted
Click here for the latest preschool information: Preschool Registration Information
Registration Forms - this includes enrollment form, emergency form, photo release