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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:
Global Studies
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

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