LFHS Little Scouts

Where Great Minds Are Born



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

Tiny Scouts:

6 weeks-15 months

Littlest Scouts, biggest changes


15 months and up

These tiny Scouts are the busiest


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

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.


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


Mission Statement

Quality Child Care

The mission of the Little Scouts program is to serve the Lake Forest High School faculty and the surrounding community. Our goal is to provide a safe and happy environment where children can grow and learn. We encourage creativity, critical thinking skills, and cooperation to accomplish common goals. The Little Scouts staff is dedicated to providing the best possible care and instruction in an environment that is stimulating to children and encourages exploration and independent thinking. We feel that play is children’s work, and we support the seamless integration of literacy, science, and math concepts through theme-based learning activities


Contact Us

300 South Waukegan Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045

(847) 235-9670

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