Libertyville’s Cooperative Community Preschool


Est.  1945


















Quality Pre-school Education for Bright Futures



Upcoming Events


Passport to Libertyville Half Price Sale! - It is that time of year again . . . if you didn't get the chance to get your 2015 Passports, they are 1/2 off now! And are only $10! Better yet, the $10 goes straight to the school and our fundraising efforts. You win (with savings) and the school wins! But act fast as the 2016 Passports are coming out right around the corner.  If you are interested in getting a 2015 Passport (or maybe even a second one if you already have one), all you have to do is bring $10 cash or a check made out to LCNS to the office, and Adrienne, Ann or Lisa will be more than happy to get you your personal Passport.  Or to buy one using PayPal click here.



2nd Annual Poker Crawl - Join us on October 16th at 6:00 p.m.  Cost is $25 per individual and $50 per couple.  RSVP and payment is due in the office by October 12th.


The line-up for the night:

6:00-6:30 - Rolland's Jewelers

Drinks will be provided

Rolland's will be raffling off a gift card

6:45-7:15 - Island Tap

7:30-8:45 - O'Toole's

Appetizers included. Any additional food and drinks will be available for purchase. Cash payment encouraged for               timing purposes.

9:00-9:30 - Tavern

9:45-End - Shakou

The Winner will be announced at 10:30!

Recap: There will be five stops with 1 card being given at each stop. The best hand wins the pot!!!!!


October Parent Coffee - Please join us for some coffee, treats, and discussion at our first parent coffee of the year on Wednesday, October 21st at 9AM (after drop-off). Come discuss Wellness at Home with  LCNS board member and parent Maggie Barrett.



Communities Served

LCNS serves Libertyville, Green Oaks, Vernon Hills, Mettawa, Mundelein and Grayslake

with core pre-school classes based on age-appropriate, guided play learning; enrichment programs for 4- & 5-year olds that emphasize the arts, sciences and applied learning; and lunchtime fun  for:


LCNS also offers a unique introductory program, Mom & Me, that helps introduce kids who are a bit too young for our core programs to the educational experience, in a warm, inviting environment.



Our Philosophy

For more than 65 years, LCNS has been recognized as an innovator in preschool education and a pillar in the greater Libertyville area community.  


This level of excellence can only come about when there is a continuing commitment that spans generations and welcomes newcomers.  Our dynamic curriculum is based on fundamentals that have proven to be effective.  Our well-credentialed staff of professional educators make learning personal and fun.


At LCNS, we firmly believe that one of the greatest gifts we can give our children is the passion for curiosity.  The early love of learning develops and serves them throughout their lives.  Our play-based approach capitalizes on the normal curiosity and interests of children.


LCNS is wholly dedicated to providing the encouragement and age-appropriate, child-centered curriculum that provides learning experiences to develop a child’s skills, confidence and overall aptitude.  Learning through active participation brings meaning and interest to a child’s world.


Today, this dedication to innovation and excellence is more important than ever.  As the Illinois elementary education system adopts the new Common Core curriculum standards, our students will need to apply sound learning methods while having confidence in their skills.  In basic terms, Common core is about covering fewer subjects in more depth, so the focus is on repeatable learning skills and the ability to interact and communicate, rather than remembering details from a broad range of topics.


At LCNS, that dovetails with the educational philosophy we’ve advocated for years.  Play-based learning is not only child-centered, but also child-initiated, where teachers act as facilitators within an active, collaborative environment.  Children are guided through developmentally appropriate activities that encourage creative and purposeful investigation.  Play-based learning promotes all areas of development, including language, self-regulation, fine/gross motor skills and cognitive functioning.  In an effort to support all types of learners, we recognize that play is the work of the child.




2015 Passport to Libertyville now available for purchase at 50% off!

Save all year with the community businesses that support LCNS – please show your appreciation through your patronage.  Many of these valuable offers allow you to earn back your $20 contribution in just one transaction!


Why Playful Learning is The Key To Prosperity  [Forbes, April 10, 2014]


Picking the right preschool for your child   [Libertyville Patch, Feb. 7, 2012]   


Questions to Ask: When Looking for a Preschool


Testimonials: What LCNS Parents Have to Say



Learn more today!  

Visit one of our two campuses, meet the staff, and see directed, play-based learning in action.  Call the office at 847 367-0926, or email  We’d love to meet you, and welcome your child!


You’re also encouraged to get independent perspectives… We offer opportunities to talk ‘off line’ to current parents about their experience and the positive benefits they’ve seen in the LCNS experience for their children.



Support LCNS

The active and ongoing involvement of our parents and alumni are among our greatest measures of success, and our

community-based fundraising and generous donor support help keep LCNS an affordable and nurturing environment for kids in our community.


LCNS is a 501(c-3) registered not-for-profit organization that has been in continuous operation since 1945. Donations are tax deductible as allowable by law.  LCNS is non-denominational and fully certified by the State if Illinois’ Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) for staff and facilities.