Children's Drop-In Learning Center
Located in the heart of Lake Forest, the Gorton Children’s Drop-In Learning Center (DILC) serves as an “as-needed” home away from home for little ones while you do what you need to do – for a few hours, or a few days a week!
Open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Children’s Drop-In Learning Center is a 30 year-old membership-based program that offers flexible, early childhood care, education, and summer camp activities for children ages six weeks to five years. Each year, children from 200 area families enjoy this nurturing, safe, convenient, and fun environment that boasts nearly 2,100 square feet of brightly colored childcare space spread over three classrooms and a private, updated playground for all ages.
When your child attends the Drop-In Learning Center, he/she wil be placed in a classroom with a warm caring staff and children in their age group. Our classrooms are divided by age, infants to 23 months (maximum 12 children to 3 adults), 2 year olds (maximum 16 children with 2 adults), and 3 through 5 year olds (maximum 19 children with 2 adults). All age groupings and ratios are kept in accordance to DCFS rules and regulations to ensure safety.
- Early Discounted Registration for 2017-2018 starts April 8th, 2017! We are closed on Friday, 4/14, but you can sign up for the Spring themed mini-camp. Ages 6 weeks to 6 years.
- Wise Wednesdays: Amazing Minds Enrichment starts again April 5th Sign up for Amazing Minds Enrichment!
Summer Camp Themes
June 12-16: Beauty and the Beast
June 19-23: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
June 26-30: Peter Pan
July 10-14 Sleeping Beauty
July 17-21 Little Red Riding Hood
July 24-28 The Princess and the Pea
July 31-August 4 PinocchioClick here to sign up
- Tours at the DIC are Wednesdays and Fridays at 1:30 or by appointment Please call 847-234-2778 to set up a tour.