Screening Center: 847-888-5000, ext.6094
Principal: Apryl Lowe 847-289-6041, ext. 6044
Assessments: 847-888-5000, X.6094
PTO President: TBA
Elementary Handbook Elementary Handbook - Spanish
Location for District Early Childhood Screening & Assessment Center
Mission: Illinois Park Center for Early Learning is a community of learners dedicated to creating a school environment rich in language, literacy education and mutual respect for each child, family and educator. Our mission is to develop independent, curious, confident learners equipped with the skills and academic excellence to contribute to our global community.
Faculty: 15 teachers (7 bilingual and 8 English)
Interventionist/KindergartenTransition Facilitator – Therese Gingerich
Student Enrollment – 136 full day kindergartners
8:00-10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Walking into Illinois Park, visitors are surrounded by bright colors and friendly faces. After being closed due to enrollment changes, Illinois Park reopened as an Early Learners Center in 2006. The school houses children in preschool and full day kindergarten classes held in both English and Spanish. Students are referred to the program through a careful screening process that identifies children who, with extra attention, can be ready learners when they enter elementary school.
Illinois Park also houses one of U-46’s screening and assessment centers for preschoolers. Parents can have their child screened as a “developmental checkup”. If learning concerns arise, further play-based assessment is done to see if the child qualifies for special education services.
Early Learners Page
Parent Page for Early Learners