Peppermint Stick Children`s Center is a private, for-profit, early care and education center that maintains a high quality, long term reputation with a teaching staff committed to excellence in education.
Our mission is to promote quality care, education, cultural and social programming.
We are a center of opportunity and diversity.  We are committed to preparing life-long learners and responsible citizens while utilizing community resources and partnerships with parents.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Early Childhood / Day Care
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Prekindergarten
  • Students: 50 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-Prekindergarten
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
50 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
Peppermint Stick Preschool Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

School Notes

We have been in Lake County since the 1960`s. By caring for and educating many generations of families, PSCC has proven itself to be a wonderful resource for families and their young children. 
We are-
Licensed by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)
Quality Star Rated (QRS)
ExceleRate Illinois-Awarded Silver Circle of Quality
Member of the National Child Care Association (NCCA)
Member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Certified Food Handlers on-site
Staff  are First Aid/CPR Certified

We Believe-.
  • That each child is unique.
  • Children reach maximal development with quality care.
  • It`s our aim to maximize the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of each child.
  • Children are considered as an individual first, and then as a member of a group. Children deserve a safe environment that is at the same time creative and homelike in ambience.
About our Staff-.

All of the caring Teachers who work with children at Peppermint Stick must have the following:
  • A positive and friendly attitude
  • A Bachelors, Associates Degree or CDA
  • A background check that includes fingerprinting.
  • Physical Examination and immunizations
  • 3 written professional references
  • Continuing education on a yearly basis of at least 20 clock hours

We recognize your choice of early childhood programs is one of the most important decisions you will make for your child. At Peppermint Stick, we are committed to providing a positive, rewarding experience for your child and your family. We recommend a tour of our facility with one of our staff, so you have the opportunity to meet us and ask questions. PSCC does not discriminate; limit enrollment or participation based on race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex or physical disability.

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Early Childhood / Day Care
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Prekindergarten
  • Students: 50 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Lake County, IL is $10,315 for elementary schools and $22,567 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Lake County, IL is 87% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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