Welcome to Thunderbird Preschool

Founded in 1965, Thunderbird Preschool is a family-owned preschool in Crystal Lake, IL with a reputation for excellence in early childhood education. Throughout the years, we have worked to develop warm, long-lasting relationships with both children and families. We are proud to welcome back many alumni each year and currently serve 2nd and 3rd generation families. Thunderbird Preschool is committed to providing caring, fun, and interactive early childhood learning experiences in Crystal Lake, IL.

We provide half-day preschool programs for children ages 2-5. To help each child grow physically, socially, emotionally, and cognitively, we place an emphasis on hands-on learning. In addition, our field trips and special events provide families with opportunities to take part in the learning process. All of our teachers are DCFS teacher-qualified and complete CPR & First Aid training annually.

What do parents say?

“Thunderbird has been an amazing start to our children’s schooling.”

“Thank you for the loving, caring, learning environment.”

“Thank you for the wonderful foundation to our children’s education.”

“Our years at Thunderbird have been an amazing journey for both our children and us!”

News & Announcements


Saturday, January 25th from 10am - noon! Come for a morning of fun and learn what Thunderbird is all about! ...
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Registration for the 2020-2021 school year begins in January! Call 815-459-2266 for more information and to schedule a tour!! ...
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Our Juniors will be visiting Country Donuts the week of January 20th! Check class calendars for specific days ...
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NO SCHOOL – 1/16 and 1/20

Thunderbird will be closed Thursday, Jan. 16th for teacher in-service and Monday, January 20th for Martin Luther King Jr. Day ...
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Proudly Serving Families from McHenry County, Crystal Lake, Lakewood, Woodstock, Huntley, Algonquin, Cary, Prairie Grove, Lake in the Hills, McHenry