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Welcome to Long Grove Country School (LGCS). We are located on 5 beautiful acres in Long Grove. LGCS is an education center with programs running all day from 8:00am-5:15pm for Preschool age children through Elementary including Outdoor Elementary Clubhouse Enrichment and After-Care. All classes will be limited number of students to respect Covid guidelines and maximize the benefits of learning in a small group.
COVID-19 Safety: As we continue with the uncertainty of living during a pandemic, and screen time has increased with e-learning, it makes sense to want to get kids outside more. We are better able to social distance while still allowing for much needed peer interactions and academic learning in the fresh air environment.
LGCS believes that an integrated outdoor education program can meld traditional classroom pedagogy with the benefits of being more connected with nature. Children learn to be stewards of our environment while experiencing many lifelong health benefits of enjoying a healthy lifestyle and building strong motor skills. An outdoor education program allows for a hands-on approach to learning. Children can engage their whole bodies as they explore, learn, and problem solve. Basic to complex science and math concepts are easily grasped and children grow their expressive language and artistry skills by explaining the world around them.
At Long Grove Country School, we believe in developing the whole child to help young minds sprout and grow. Our SPROUTS teaching philosophy is incorporated into every aspect of our day.
LGCS has created an integrated programs that addresses core Illinois learning standards using farm and nature topics. We plan to be outdoors as much as Mother Nature allows us to be so children can interact with their environment, and each other, in a safe setting.
Please contact us with any questions. We look forward to meeting you!