To Our Families and Community: Dear families, we have missed you and your children’s smiling faces and are looking forward to serving you again. Below are the re-opening rules for child care centers while in Phase 4, in addition to our own precautions that we will follow to operate. Maximum group sizes of 15 students. No parents inside the classrooms. Please keep a distance if other parents are dropping off or picking up at the same time. Arrival screening of temps to exclude students, staff and caregivers with an elevated temp, cough, sneeze, or runny nose. Staff will be wearing masks (face shields & gloves are optional). Extended outdoor play, masks or shields are not required outside. Continued frequent sanitizing of all surfaces throughout the day, along with nightly disinfecting of all surfaces. Your child should wear their MASK into the school & will wear their mask home. Bring an extra pair of SHOES to keep at the school. Please ring the doorbell or call us when you arrive and we will bring your child to the door. We would appreciate it if you would prepare your child for drop off at the door, not in their classroom like they are used to and that teachers will be wearing masks. Thank you for your cooperation!
Our new Burr Ridge location is open!  Our longstanding staff can’t wait to welcome families new and old. Until families are allowed inside, please email us at and we will send you a link for a virtual tour.   LaGrange Highlands will be open in August for our Before and After School program serving D106 students.
New customers, if you would like to register for Western Springs or our new location in Burr Ridge, Summer Camps, or fall programs, please go to the top right of our website and click on “Forms” to sign up for fall programs or click on the “Summer Camp” tab and click on the brochure for each age group. We are ready to serve you however we can.


Welcome to Grand Avenue Preschools a private, nationally accredited early childhood center. Our schools have provided care and education in the western suburbs of Western Springs, LaGrange Highlands and LaGrange since 1981. Now also serving Burr Ridge.

Grand Avenue is a family-owned and operated preschool & day care.

On-site owner management ensures that quality is a habit that is reinforced and managed each and every day.  Spend a moment visiting our web pages and to schedule a visit to one of our schools. We have an open door policy – your family and children are always welcome.

 All-Day Programs – Ages 3 – 5 years old.  Year around at Burr Ridge and Western Springs.

Full Steam Ahead – A kindergarten enrichment program serving D181 & D101 students at Burr Ridge and Western Springs.

Before and After School Care Programs – K – 5th grades at LaGrange Highlands and Western Springs. Afternoon e-Learning will available daily from noon-6pm for those students with morning in-school learning.

Part day Preschool Programs – Ages 3-5 years old at Burr Ridge and Ages 2-5 years old at Western Springs.

Summer Camp Programs – Ages 3-12 years old at both locations.

          Tax ID – 36-3244029

Grand Avenue Preschools are state-licensed and nationally-accredited.  Tell me more.


Burr Ridge (Preschool, All-day preschool, Full Steam Ahead-an afternoon kindergarten enrichment program.)

6880 N. Frontage Road, Burr Ridge Ste #200
Hours of operation:  6:45 AM – 6:00 PM
D181 families!  Now enrolling children ages 5-6 for our Fall 2020-21 “FULL STEAM AHEAD” program.  Each day will focus on a different subject area in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math).  The program will be offered Monday through Friday from 11:45 AM until 3:15 PM or 6:00 PM.   Parents may select as many days for their child as they wish.
Door-to-door busing available.
Give us a call!   630 974-6150

Western Springs (Preschool, All-day preschool, Full Steam Ahead-an afternoon kindergarten enrichment program & S/A program.)

4211 Grand Avenue, Western Springs
Hours of operation:  7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Phone number: 708-246-2270

LaGrange Highlands (S/A program)

Before & After School-age Highlands program will remain on campus.
5850 Laurel Ave

Phone number: TBA – use Burr Ridge number

Grand Avenue Preschool is NECPA certified since 2006.  NECPA is an independent early childhood accrediting organization to recognize and encourage quality and excellence in early childhood programs.

Licensed by the Department of Children and Family Services.




We are still taking enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year.  Call for prices or questions on enrollment.
Click on the “Forms” link located at the top and bottom of the Home page and mail, fax or email your application.  You can also call our schools to make an appointment for you and your child to take a tour of one of our facilities.



Burr Ridge    M-F  6:45 AM – 6:00 PM



LaGrange Highlands    M-F  7:00 AM – 6:00 PM 

Phone – TBA

Western Springs    M-F   7:00 AM -6:00 PM 

708-246-2270          Fax 708-246-2129 

Excellence in Early Learning Since 1981.

We incubated chicken eggs and six happy baby chicks hatched in the incubator at one of our teacher’s homes during the stay-at-home order.  She kept them for about a week and documented their growth, behavior, and sweet peeps, and helped keep all of the families updated.  Three chicks have been safely moved to their new forever home with a Grand Ave. school-age family and the other three have also been safely moved to their new home with a preschool family (pictured here)!  They will all be ready for outdoor play in their coops when they are about six weeks old.  Many thanks to the families who have “adopted” our baby chicks!  We love this life cycle project and will be doing it each year!