Committed to helping families learn and grow!
The Learning Tree daycare center was established in 1973. In 1988, it was bought and incorporated by Karen Logan.
Today, it remains a locally owned and operated daycare facility committed to helping families learn and grow. Our highly dedicated staff and low turnover means your child has the consistency they thrive on!
We have two locations to better serve the nearby communities including Lake Zurich, Barrington, Island Lake, Wauconda, Kildeer, Hawthorn Woods, Deer Park and McHenry. We’d love to have you join us at our Lake Zurich or Island Lake Illinois daycare center!
Look at all of the fun and amazing things we do and learn at The Learning Tree!
There are so many great benefits to our daycare center! We have both outdoor and indoor playgrounds, so your child can have fun and exercise even when the weather is not cooperating with outdoor play. Our centers also offer large classrooms with small class sizes, giving children plenty of room to learn, play and grow in a home like environment!
The Learning Tree has so much to offer to local families. (As a multicultural center, we even teach beginning Spanish!) We also have a kindergarten readiness guarantee; we fully prepare your child for the world of elementary school and beyond while they are in our care. We do this through the use of the Reggio curriculum, character education, and by instilling a love and knowledge of nature. We also follow the Illinois Early Learning Standards.
Our Philosophy: A child’s work is play. Through play children develop coordination, verbalization, thoughts and expressions, establish friendships, become creative and feel a sense of self esteem. Our program hopes to encourage discovery, exploration, and the love of learning in children. The individuality of each child is important to us. We hope to provide an enriching environment where children grow in a caring, safe, stimulating and fun atmosphere. The child care center has been exploring the Reggio Emilia Approach where we respect the child and feel he/she is capable and ready to learn and socialize.
Our Mission: To provide an environment for children and their families that is safe, enriched, and empowered. To provide opportunities to build self-esteem, enhance strength, stimulate creativity, and promote self sufficiency. Together both child and teacher shape the child’s future.
“Properly nurtured, mighty oaks from acorns grow”
The Learning Tree is dedicated to quality care and early childhood education. Karen Logan, owner and educational advisor, has obtained a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Special Education. She also has her Illinois Director credential, as well as the NAC certificate.
All of the staff at our daycare center, many of whom have been teaching at The Learning Tree for many years, undergo continuing education and training in educational programs, health and safety, social and emotional development of children, developmental milestones and practices, and creative new ideas in the early childhood education field.
Our center is accredited by the NECPA and has a Illinois State quality rating score of Three Stars! We are also proud members of the Lake Zurich Chamber of Commerce and Island Lake Chamber of Commerce.