Yellow Brick Road Preschool Program

Our Philosophy


We believe the preschool years are the most important time in a child’s academic and social development. For over 30 years, we have been dedicated to helping children discover their love of learning while developing the values and social skills required to excel throughout life. We share the desire to provide the best possible start for your child. Our goal is to create a warm and nurturing environment that helps children progress to their fullest potential.

Yellow Brick Road Preschool School is open to ages 2-5 years. Our program uses the Jolly Phonics Curriculum to introduce phonics early.


Important 2021-2022
Enrollment Dates


Residents: Tuesday 2/16/2021
Non-Residents: Monday 2/22/2021

Drop off registration forms at the Paulus Park Administration trailer located at 200 South Rand Road (where the skate park used to be), e-mail them directly to Jenna Stanonik or fax them to 847-380-5471.

Click on the Parent Handbook and Registration Form links.

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Meet our Teaching Staff

Our Pre-School Programs - Building a Strong Foundation

Terrific Two’s

(2 by 9/1/21)
9-month program
This class is a “stepping stone” designed to help your child adjust and prepare for enrollment in preschool. Our staff will gently care for the needs of your little ones so they can move into a preschool setting with ease and positive attitudes about learning, socializing, and interaction with others. Children will be involved in active and quiet play including crafts, games, stories, and songs with new activities every week. Please bring a snack and a drink.  
Note: Pull-ups are permissible; staff does not change children during class.

Just For Me Almost Three

(Turn 3 by 9/1/21-12/31/21)
Our “Just For Me Almost Three” is a two day a week program where your child can interact and learn with other children his or her own age. This class is an introductory preschool program that will help foster socialization and learning in a fun, safe, and caring environment. Emphasis is on social skills, separation from parent, learning to share, take turns, and independence. Daily activities include art, dramatic play, and large motor play. Stories, songs, and FUN! The children will be introduced to colors, shapes, numbers and counting, letters, spatial relations.

3-year-old Preschool

(3 by 9/1/21)
The threes program gives your child a great educational start. The focus in this class is social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Activities include circle time, calendar, colors, shapes, pre-writing, gross, and fine motor skills. Must be potty trained.

4-year-old Preschool

(4 by 9/1/21)
The fours program has been developed to meet the specific skills needed in preparing a child for Kindergarten. Our program is challenging and ever expanding. It includes readiness in reading (we use the Jolly Phonics Program), literature, writing, math, science, art, music, listening/speaking, gross/fine motor skills, social, and emotional readiness. The fours also follow the “Handwriting Without Tears” curriculum for writing, math, and literacy.


Preschool Location Update

At this time, we are accepting registrations for the 2021-2022 school year for our Terrific Two’s, Just For Me Almost Three, 3’s and 4’s Yellow Brick Road Preschool programs.  

Terrific Two’s program will be held at the Paulus Park Barn, with Just For Me Almost Three program to operate out of our Buffalo Creek Facility.  While our 3’s and 4’s program traditionally runs out of our Buffalo Creek and Paulus Park Barn facilities, we will begin accepting registrations for our Buffalo Creek site located at 675 Old Mill Grove Road only at this time.  If we receive enough enrollment and interest in Preschool for the 2021-2022 school year, we will open enrollment specific to our Paulus Park Barn site.  There is an option on the registration form to mark your facility preference should we be able to operate both locations. 


Facility Tours

We cannot currently set up times to tour the Paulus Park Barn facility as the site is currently under renovation.  If you are interested in setting up a time to tour our Buffalo Creek facility, please contact Recreation Supervisor Jenna Stanonik at jenna.stanonik@lakezurich.org or 847-719-2462. 

Individual tours will be offered in lieu of an Open House this year.  We do ask that anyone coming in to tour our facilities over the age of 2 wear a mask. Teachers, administration personnel, and all participants over the age of 2 are required to wear masks at all times during program hours while inside a building and inside classrooms.  We are not anticipating this to change for the 2021-2022 school year.  This means our Terrific Two’s participants will not be required to wear a mask during program hours.  However, all participants in Just For Me Almost Three, 3’s and 4’s will be required to wear a mask during program hours. 


How to Register

  • Registration may be done in person at the Paulus Park Administration Trailers, e-mailed to Jenna Stanonik or faxed to 847-380-5471. 
  • A $50 non-refundable registration fee is due at time of registration. 
  • Tuition payments are due on the first of the month beginning with September 1, 2021.  
  • Tuition is based on the total number of school days in the school year divided into nine equal installments. 
  • Tuition payments are nonrefundable, non-transferable and may not be prorated. 
  • Receive a 5% discount for paying tuition for the entire school year by September 10, 2021.

Required at time of registration

  • Completed Registration Form
  • Copy of Birth Certificate (new students only)
  • Certificate of Child Health Examination
  • Participant Emergency Information
  • Permission to Dispense Medication (if applicable) 
  • Background Information

Thank you for our program sponsors

Martin Enterprises