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

NO SCHOOL 10/9 & 10/12

There will be no school on October 9th in observance of Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day and no school on October ...

SCHOOL PICTURES 10/19 & 10/20

School Pictures will be taken on October 19th and 20th.  Don't forget your smiles! ...


Mention Thunderbird when dining in or ordering pizza from Georgio's Pizzeria on October 23rd! 20% of your sale will go ...


Junior classes will be going to pick pumpkins at Goebbert's Farm on October 25th and 26th.  Please check class calendars ...

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