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Early Childhood Program





Junior and Senior Kindergarten at North Shore provide children with more opportunities to grow and learn. Teachers focus on the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of each child. By engaging early learners in a dynamic, rich and varied initial learning environment, children develop their skills and creativity. The program is also part of a larger school community serving students JK-12 which fosters opportunities for sharing and connecting with students of all ages.

Kindergarteners learn through exploration and experiential play. North Shore's JK and SK Early Childhood Program includes:
Literacy
Global Studies
Art
Math Spanish Drama
PE Motor Skills Music
For our Junior Kindergarten Program, parents of children turning 4 years old before September 1 can choose from:
  • Full-day (8:10 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.)
  • Morning (8:10 a.m. – Noon)
  • Morning only on Monday and Friday, with full-day on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Senior Kindergarten runs from 8:10 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. Monday through Friday. An After-School Program is available and extends the day until 6pm.

For more information please call 847.441.3321, or contact Program Director Kathy Irvin at kirvin@nscds.org.

Tuition financing options available.
Kathy Irvin
Director of Early Childhood Program; Junior Kindergarten Teacher
847.441.3335
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Geneva Fox
Junior Kindergarten Assistant Teacher; Kindergarten/First Grade Spanish Teacher
847.881.8861
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Janet Lord
Junior Kindergarten Assistant Teacher
847.881.7041
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Amy Shuldiner
Senior Kindergarten Teacher and Co-Director After-School Program
847.881.8821
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Anne Collins
Science Department Chair; Lower School Science Teacher
847.881.8819
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Linda Kiracibasi
Lower School Music Teacher
847.881.8822
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Jay Bach
Physical Education Teacher, Coach and Director of Summer Programs Transportation
847.881.8865
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Jim Deuble
Physical Education Teacher; Coach
847.881.8871
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Kyle Jones
Physical Education Department Head; Coach
847.881.8866
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