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LFHS Little Scouts

Where Great Minds Grow



How We Work

Little Scouts Preschool Program is operated in conjunction with nationally renowned Lake Forest High School. In a structured yet nurturing environment Little Scouts offers quality care and developmentally appropriate activities for children six weeks to five years old. At Little Scouts, we are dedicated to creating a nurturing, stimulating, and welcoming environment for all children. Our unique program incorporates a variety of educational theories, while always keeping the child’s best interest in mind and allowing for hands-on, experiential learning. To find out more about us, keep reading or feel free to get in touch.



Learning Through Play
Ages 6 weeks-5 years
Full and Half-day programs available
Hours: 6:45 AM-5:15 Monday-Friday

Our programs are designed to meet the needs of both children and families through specific goals and objectives. We focus on building off of the strengths of each child, taking advantage of every teachable moment.


Tiny Scouts:

6 weeks-15 months

Littlest Scouts, biggest changes


15 months-25 months

These tiny tots are the busiest

Older Tots/Young Twos

Gaining confidence by exploring our world



2 by September 1

Practicing our independence


3 by September 1

Social development abounds

Pre-K Trailblazers:

4 by September 1

Getting our skills ready for Kindergarten

Developmental Focus

We feel that play is the work of children, and we support the seamless integration of literacy, science, and math concepts through theme-based learning activities.


Outdoor Play

Play for all seasons

We believe that both structured and unstructured outdoor play is vital to healthy child brain development. We are fortunate to have two age-appropriate playgrounds, as well as the soccer fields here at LFHS West Campus to explore on a regular basis.

Imaginative Play

More than just costume play

We encourage creativity and imaginative play whenever possible. Pretend play does not need to be confined to the dress-up area! It helps children:

  • Develop social skills

  • Emotional development 

  • Develop language skills   

Social Skills

Play encourages Social Skills

Playing can help children develop their social skills with others. By listening, paying attention, and sharing play experiences, this helps a child:

  • explore their feelings

  • develop self-discipline

  • learn how to express themselves

  • work out emotional aspects of life

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.”

Fred Rogers

Contact Us

300 South Waukegan Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045

(847) 235-9670

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