AM/PM Preschool


We are proud to welcome Alissa Lonergan and Karen Lembcke to our teaching staff!


Alissa taught preschool in the Star Room (2 & 3 year old classroom) at Pilgrim Community Nursery School in Oak Park from 2010 to 2017. She has a Masters in Social Work and previously worked in an early intervention program with children with developmental delays and disabilities and their families. Alissa believes in a play-based approach to early childhood education and values creating strong partnerships with the important adults in her students' lives. She lives in Oak Park with her husband and 3 children. All 3 of Alissa's kids went to Irving School where she co-led the Parent Outreach and Support Group for 10 years.



Our program is flexible and you may choose your child's schedule (days you would like your child to attend). We follow district 97 calendar and are closed the same days the district is closed. 

Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Joining our part-time preschool program is a great way to become part of the Oak Park Friends community.  Once you are a current family, you are able to join the priority wait list as a current family. 


​View tuition here: http://www.opfs.org/fees.html


Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/ncU4RyfzyLMjZZ8H2

​Our am/pm preschool follows the same emergent curriculum we develop and implement as a whole school, beginning by introducing themes and allowing the interests/inquiries of the children to guide our planning. We are a play based school and plan a variety of activities and staged play for our students to explore with a balance of language, sensory, fine and gross motor, art, math, music, science, cognitive, and social emotional concepts. 


AM 8:15 -11:15

PM 12:15 -3:15

We are excited to announce we will be adding a classroom exclusively for am/pm part-time preschoolers! This preschool program is open to children born on or between September 1, 2012 - August 30, 2014