Northbrook Community Nursery School offers programs for children ages 15 months through 6 years. Early registration is held at the start of November for current families, and Open registration begins in late November for the public. Registration is ongoing until all classes are filled to capacity.

NCNS holds a community Open House, providing an opportunity for you and your children to visit the school, meet the school Director, and talk to some of our teachers and Board members. Classrooms are open for exploration and play.

We encourage any families interested in applying to visit our school. Please contact Gail Nemoy, school Director, at 847-272-5430 or email Gail to schedule a personal tour of our facility.


Application packets are available at the links below. Applications will be moving to a fully digital format using Brightwheel. Accepted applications will be processed and billed with Brightwheel. More information about Brightwheel is available in the document below.

Payment Methods:

NCNS accepts payment for class fees through Brightwheel in the form of credit card (VISA, Master Card, American Express, and Discover; processing fees apply) or direct debit for class fees.  Checks are also acceptable as payment for application fees.

Financial Assistance/Scholarship:

NCNS is committed to providing financial assistance to families in need by establishing an annual scholarship fund. Families in need can receive some relief on fees by applying for a partial scholarship for their child/children.


Any request by a parent or guardian for a withdrawal from the School should be made to the Director in writing at least two weeks prior to the child’s last day. Please refer to the Consent & Agreement for the criteria for obtaining a refund of deposit. The registration fee is not refundable for any reason.

Northbrook Community Nursery School welcomes all applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, or disability in its programs or activities. NCNS accepts children with special needs according to our regular registration policies. While NCNS will make every effort to accommodate all children who register, NCNS is not able to alter the nature of the program or place an undue burden on teachers, staff and other NCNS resources, and admission will be denied. If the director and staff determine a child may participate in the program with an aide, application may be made to the Somerman Fund for assistance with the cost of the aide.