Registering for Early Childhood

Early Childhood Tuition-Based Community Peer program

  • Welcome to Sprague School! If you are a first time Sprague parent, we look forward to getting to know you and your child! If you are already part of the Sprague family, welcome back!

    As you consider potential participation in our Early Childhood tuition-based Community Peer program, please be aware of the following guidelines.

    • Families with children who will be turning three- and four-years-old on or before September 1, 2023, and who currently reside in the boundaries of Lincolnshire School District 103 are eligible to participate in the lottery system for open spots for the Early Childhood tuition-based Community Peer program.

    • To be considered for the Early Childhood tuition-based Community Peer program, parents must indicate interest between select dates of January through early March. 

    • Selection for the Early Childhood tuition-based Community Peer program will be lottery-based if numbers exceed room availability. The lottery will be held via Zoom meeting in mid-March.

    • Parents will be notified of selection for the Early Childhood tuition-based Community Peer program sometime in March. For those students participating, families will need to complete the online registration process by Friday, April 14, and the incoming student will need to participate in District 103’s Early Childhood Screening in April or May.

    • If a student opts out of the Early Childhood tuition-based Community Peer program and there is a waiting list, the next student would be given the opportunity to participate.

    • Early Childhood Community Peer tuition rate for the 2023-2024 school year is $4,000.00. 

Early Childhood Program

  • Our Early Childhood program at Sprague School provides a blended classroom setting that includes children ages 3, 4, and 5 and involves both general education and special education students learning side by side in a preschool classroom. These students benefit by receiving instruction and therapeutic services by District 103 employees who may continue to be their teachers into their early elementary years. Parents are also able to form relationships with these same teachers and therapists. We focus on developing the strengths and needs of the whole child. Our students spend time learning and playing together. We focus on learning through play by providing hands-on, interactive learning experiences. Our early childhood students participate in a variety of small and large group activities that focus on developing social and learning related skills through investigation, exploration, and discovery.

Early Childhood Programs

    • Early Childhood Self-Contained Classroom
    • Early Childhood Blended Classroom
    • Community Peers - Blended Classroom

Characteristics, Eligibility & Placement