Welcome to Under the Ginkgo Tree Nature School. We are excited to begin a journey of learning, exploring, growing, and celebrating together.  Under the Ginkgo Tree is a full day program for children two to five years of age. We follow a ten month academic calendar. Summer programs are optional and calendars are released on May 1st for summer dates. Older siblings are always welcome to join us on summer days as space allows. 

We are open 7:30 am -4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.  

Tuition is $800 monthly per child.  

Registration Fee is $100 per child.

Summer rates are based on daily or weekly attendance. 

 Below are the forms the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) requires for all children enrolled in a DCFS licensed program.  You can access each form by clicking on the highlighted titles below.  All forms must be received prior to the first day of attendance.

  • Consent to Provider: completed by parent/guardian

  • Child Registration: completed by parent/guardian 

  •  Medical Form: must be completed and signed by the child’s physician.  Medical forms must be accompanied by proof of immunization and a lead risk assessment.   A parent/guardian signature is required (there is a space on the right side of the form about one-third of the page down from the top)                           

  • DCFS Standards: read policy, sign and return final page

  • Birth Certificate: provide a legible copy to be kept on file at school

  • All information shall remain confidential and limited to DCFS personnel.