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Children’s Learning Centers

Apply for free preschool at Lakeshore

We’re currently accepting applicants to enroll in the Preschool for All Program until seats have been filled. The program is free to eligible families with children between the ages of 3-5. The program is located at the Lakeshore Campus every weekday starting in late August through May.

Call (847) 543-2150 to register.


Grayslake, Room D121

Phone: (847) 543-2053
Monday - Friday
7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lakeshore, Room S109

Phone: (847) 543-2190
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Helping You and Your Child Both Go to School

Our two nationally accredited centers let you concentrate on your own academic  success, knowing that your child will learn and play in modern, secure surroundings, supervised by child-care professionals while you’re in class. Services are available at the Grayslake and Lakeshore (Waukegan) campuses at competitive rates that are partially underwritten by student activity fees.Student at the Learning Center doing a painting activity

Year-round services are available for children ages 2-5 years and school-aged care is provided for children up to 12 years old during the summer months. Children are enrolled in advance for limited times based on their parents’ class, study and work schedules. For more information on fees, times and registration contact either of the Children's Learning Centers at one of the numbers listed.


The College of Lake County Children’s Learning Center Program provides care and education for children who are enrolled on flexible schedules, prearranged schedules, and consistent weekly schedules, determined at the time of registration. Consistent with CLC’s leadership role in Lake County and with its mission to educate and train Early Childhood Education teachers within its Education and Human Services programs, Children’s Learning Centers offer high-quality learning and developmentally appropriate programs. Our desire is for excellence in meeting the needs of children and their families for nurturing, growth and development, relationships, and understanding. We’re committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment where children can express their individuality while we provide them with a variety of experiences and enhance their development.


The Children’s Learning Center program promotes values and principles which encompass fairness, equity and honesty. We strive for excellence in meeting the needs of children and their families for growth and development.

Teacher at CLC's Children's Learning Center during class

Preschool for All

The Preschool for All program is available for eligible families. PFA is a free 9 month program for Lake County residents with children between the ages of 3-5. The program is offered Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Please contact the Lakeshore Campus-(847) 543-2190 for more information.

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