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  • 1120 Village Rd., Crystal Lake, IL 60014

    Phone: 815.788.3100 

    Attendance line: 815.788.3118

    Fax: 815.477.5548 

    Principal: Monica Furlong


About Wehde Early Childhood Center

  • Wehde Early Childhood Center opened in the fall of 2001 as a permanent home for the district’s early childhood programs. The center is housed within Glacier Ridge Elementary School and serves approximately 300 preschool students each year with the help of 65 qualified staff.


    Wehde has two primary offerings targeted to preschool students: a special education program, which includes speech and language therapy and diagnostic/ screening services; and a blended preschool program, which serves the needs of both general education and special education students in a blended classroom setting. 


    Early childhood classes consist of morning and afternoon sessions. Our AM and PM sessions consist of students ages 3-5 years old. 


    • Morning classes serve 3- to 5-year-olds and meet from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. 
    • Afternoon classes serve 3- to 5-year-olds and meet from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. 


    Wehde's early childhood classrooms typically follow the District 47 school calendar. Parents are notified of any exceptions and special dates that arise during the school year. Bus service is available for all children enrolled in a Wehde early childhood program. 


    Wehde Early Childhood Center is a busy place! We are constantly striving to better meet the changing, diverse needs of our young learners.