Mark Your Calendar for These Upcoming Preschool Open Houses in the Western Suburbs

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Deciding on the right preschool for your little one can feel like a daunting task. Whatever you’re looking for in a preschool, the right school is out there for your family! Check out these preschool open house events in the western suburbs to learn more about their programming. Please note that many preschools do not host formal open house events, but strongly encourage families to set up time to come and observe or schedule a private tour to see first-hand what children experience in the classrooms. Refer to our west suburban preschool and daycare guide for a comprehensive list of schools in your town. This article is sponsored by the featured schools with open houses this year.

Grand Avenue Preschool and Daycare

Locations in the Western Springs Community Center, La Grange Highlands D106 Elementary School and La Grange Spring Ave School
(708) 246-2270
Website | Facebook

Grand Avenue Preschools will host open houses at their Western Springs and La Grange Highlands locations on Saturday, November 10 from 10am-Noon.  Meet teachers, tour the large, sunny classrooms and learn more about the curriculum.  Grand Avenue’s program focuses on the development of the whole child, fully preparing them academically, socially and emotionally for their elementary education years.

For 37 years, parents have trusted Grand Avenue Preschools as the important first step in their child’s education.  Grand Avenue strives to nurture self-esteem and independence in each child and to set the stage for future learning through a positive first experience at school.  In addition to social and emotional development, curriculum at Grand Avenue also includes math, language arts, natural sciences, music, art and fine/gross motor stimulation.

St. Mary School

97 Herrick Road
Riverside, IL 60546
(708) 442-5747
Website | Facebook

The early learning program at St. Mary School focuses on promoting the social, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual growth of each child. Our goal is for children to develop into confident, compassionate, and caring children of God.

We offer the following options:

  • Full & Half-day Pre-K for 3 and 4 year-olds
  • Full day Kindergarten
  • Before and after school care (7A-8A and 3-6P)

Visit us at Open House to learn more about our program, tour the school, and meet faculty and parents. Or call the office to schedule a tour while class is in session!

  • Sunday, November 11th 9A-12P
  • Saturday, January 12th 9A-12P
  • Catholic Schools Week – Sunday, January 27th 9A-11A
  • Wednesday, February 13th 6-8PM
  • Saturday, March 23rd 9A-12P

Good Shepherd Lutheran School

525 63rd Street
Downers Grove, IL 60516
(630) 852-5081
Website | Facebook

All are welcome to Good Shepherd Lutheran School’s Open House on Wednesday, January 16th. Come tour our facilities, meet the staff, observe classes, and speak with current families. Please see the flyer above for more details!

Open House: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 | 8:00 – 11:00 am and 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Good Shepherd Lutheran School and its preschool, Precious Lambs Early Childhood Learning Center, exist to reach others with the gospel and to provide children an education that will, by God’s grace,

  • Lead them to eternal life with their Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ,
  • Contribute to their spiritual, intellectual, physical, emotional, and social development, and
  • Prepare them for life-long Christian faith, service and learning.

ABBA Christian Childcare Center

1480 Bloomingdale Road
Glendale Heights, IL 60139
(630) 653-7990
Website | Facebook

ABBA Christian Childcare Center doesn’t have set open house dates, but welcomes families with an appointment. Call them to set up a time to meet the teachers and observe the classroom! They have been serving Glendale Heights and the surrounding area since 1992. The mission of ABBA is to provide a safe, affordable, developmentally appropriate environment for children from 6 weeks to 6 years. Our focus is to provide a stimulating early care and education experience in a Christ-centered atmosphere while promoting each child’s social, emotional, physical, cognitive and spiritual development. The ABBA staff is committed to providing support and encouragement to the families we serve and to make each child and family member know that they are loved by God.

Clapham School (Wheaton)
November 9, 2018 | 8:00 – 11:00 am

Chesterbrook Academy Preschool (Westmont)
Chesterbrook Academy Preschool (Wheaton)
Chesterbrook Academy (Lisle)
Chesterbrook Academy Preschool (Naperville Tall Grass)
Chesterbrook Academy Preschool (South Naperville)
November 10, 2018 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Immanuel Lutheran Preschool (Downers Grove)
November 12, 2018 | 9:45 – 10:45 am

The Avery Coonley School (Downers Grove)
November 13, 2018, January 11, 2019, and February 25, 2019 | junior-kindergarten tours begin at 8:45 am

St. Isaac Jogues Parish Catholic School (Hinsdale)
November 13, 2018 | 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Bethany Lutheran Church and School (Naperville)
November 15, 2018 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm

St. Raphael Catholic School (Naperville)
November 18 and December 9, 2018 | 10:00 – 11:00 am

St. Michael Parish School (Wheaton)
November 29, 2018 | 7:00 pm

St. John Lutheran Early Learning Center (Darien)
Open House scheduled for January 2019. Call (630) 969-7897 to confirm the date

First United Methodist Preschool (Downers Grove)
January 6, 2019 | 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Sunbeams & Rainbows (Elmhurst Park District)
January 9, 2019 | 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Immanuel Lutheran Church & School (Elmhurst)
January 10, 2019 | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm and 4:00 – 7:00 pm

Lincoln Center (Downers Grove Park District)
January 16, 2019 | 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Bright Horizons at Lisle
January 22, 2019 | 5:00 pm
Ages Served: Infants, Toddlers, Preschool, Kindergarten Prep, Kindergarten, School Age

Celebration Preschool (Clarendon Hills)
(2’s+ program) January 22, 2019 | 9:00 am
(5’s+ program) January 23, 2019 | 8:30 am
(4’s+ program) January 24, 2019 | 8:45 am
(3’s program) January 25, 2019 | 8:45 am

Wide Horizons Preschool (Wheaton Park District)
January 23, 2019 and February 27, 2019 | 6:00 pm

Bright Horizons at Oak Brook
January 24, 2019 | 4:00 pm
Ages Served: Infants, Toddlers, Preschool, Kindergarten Prep, Kindergarten, School Age

Glen Ellyn Park District Preschool Education Program (Glen Ellyn)
January 29, 2019 | 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Grace Lutheran Preschool (La Grange)
During Winter Carnival: January 29th, 2019 | 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Grove Children’s Preschool (Downers Grove District 58)
Henry Puffer School: January 29, 2019 | 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Indian Trail School: January 31, 2019 | 6:00 – 7:00 pm

St. John’s Preschool (Naperville)
January 30, 2019 | 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Please note that this open house has been rescheduled to February 13 because of the extreme cold.

Ecolab Early Education and Preschool (Naperville)
January 30, 2019 | 4:00 pm
Ages Served: Infants, Toddlers, Preschool, Kindergarten Prep

Bright Horizons at Naperville
January 30, 2019 | 5:00 pm
Ages Served: Infants, Toddlers, Preschool, Kindergarten Prep, School Age

Bright Horizons at Western Springs
 January 31, 2019 | 5:00 pm
Ages Served: Infants, Toddlers, Preschool, Kindergarten Prep, Kindergarten, School Age

Bright Horizons at Wheaton
January 31, 2019 | 6:00 pm
Ages Served: Infants, Toddlers, Preschool, Kindergarten Prep, Kindergarten, School Age

Pleasant Dale Park District (Burr Ridge)
March 14, 2019 | 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Carol Stream Park District Preschool (Carol Stream)
April 10th, 2019 | 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Don’t see your preschool’s event listed? Email Annie at to have your information added. Thanks!

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