Rolling enrollment for the current year is available only for classes that have not reached their maximum capacity.  Please call 630-324-6582 to check on availability prior to registering. If space is confirmed, enroll by completing the 2018-2019 Online Registration Form.

Open enrollment for 2019-2020 begins January 3, 2019.  There will be an Early Bird Discount of $25.00 offered on the Registration Fee through February 28, 2019.




momsconnectAll moms are invited to connect with us and the Lord on Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. September through May on days when our preschool is in session. This small group is facilitated by Deaconess Phaedra Serbus, a wife, mother and Director of Youth & Family Ministry. This is the perfect opportunity for you to network with local moms while gaining support, encouragement and equipping from God’s Word for your vocation as parent. It will be time well-spent in nurturing yourself so you can better nurture a healthy family dynamics. Complimentary child care is provided. The first session will be September 14, but you are free to join the group at any time during the year.  We will be discussing the book, 8 Simple Tools for Raising Great Kids.  This group is open to community moms as well as those associated with our church and preschool. Please register online.  


vendorfair2Our 14th Annual Vendor & Craft Fair will take place on Saturday, December 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Admission is free. Each year this extensive showcase of handmade and retail items provides the perfect opportunity for patrons to find items on their Christmas gift list from 65 vendors, artists, and crafters. There will be food for sale, a bake sale, and raffle prizes too. Candy Cane Lane will offer fun-filled seasonal activities for children from 11;00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. so you can shop kid-free! Are you a vendor interested in securing a space? Email or call 630-969-7987 to check on availability of open spaces then download an Application Form and submit before November 14. Proceeds from the event benefit the Early Learning Center Fund.


Theme Logo-WhiteInFrameThe Children's Christmas Program will be on Sunday, December 9 at 9:00 a.m.  It is titled "What Child Is This?" Each stanza in the well-loved hymn, "What Child Is This?" addresses important people in the nativity account: Mary, angels, shepherds, Wise Men, and even us. However, the main focus is on the Child sleeping on Mary's lap. In this Christmas program, our ELC, Sunday School and Confirmation children and youth will point to the Bible for the answer, "This is Christ the king, Whom shepherds guard and angels sing."  We hope you will 

 invite your extended family and friends.


modelshow1Beat the winter blahs by coming to the Mega Model Show and Swap Meet on Saturday, January 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This fun, family-friendly event will feature working layouts, vendors, food, and raffle. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for youth (12-17), and children under 12 or Scouts in uniform are free! Proceeds will help support the St. John Lutheran Church Youth Mission/Outing/Conference Fund. The show may spark an interest in model building and provide a future hobby for you and your child to pursue together.
openhouseThe ELC will be hosting an Open House on Thursday, January 24  from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to mark the observance of National Lutheran Schools Week and to encourage 2019-2020 registration.  Everyone who comes will have a chance to see our DCFS-licensed facility, meet our caring staff, and hear about our exciting half-day preschool programs. Current ELC families can help by spreading the word about the event to other families with preschoolers.


nlswNational Lutheran Schools Week, which will be celebrated from Sunday, January 27 through Saturday, February 2, provides our network of nearly 2,000 LCMS preschools, elementary schools and high schools with the public opportunity to proclaim and celebrate God's work among us in schools of The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod. We thank God for the opportunity to provide excellent academic preparation for the children we serve. We are most grateful for the opportunity to share Jesus' amazing love with children and their families these past 50 years at the ELC. National Lutheran Schools Week gives us an opportunity to proclaim these great blessings within the communities we serve.  Our schools are amazing incubators for the faithful witness of God's love for us through Christ by teachers and students alike.




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