Creative Learning Montessori School has as it’s goal to provide Chicago’s Northwest Suburbs with excellence in education and child care.

Our unique school and child care facility is located 1.5 miles south of Barrington’s Village Center.

First named Creative Care Children’s Center, our programs opened in 1985 to provide unparalleled full day child care and education for preschool children with an emphasis on academic, emotional, and social growth. In 1997 we expanded our services to include infant & toddler care.

Also in 1997, Creative Learning Montessori School was added to provide an independent elementary school option to the Northwest suburbs. Creative Learning Montessori Elementary School now serves children kindergarten through 6th grade with a maximum of 28 total children. Creative Learning Montessori School nurtures elementary school learners following the child-centered, peace-based educational philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori.

Creative Learning Montessori School also offers an Extended Day program for our elementary students which allows the opportunity to stay on-site if before and/or after school care is needed and a summer-fun program. We are open 7:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Please follow the links, starting with the “Programs” tab, to learn more!


Hours for childcare 7am-6pm
Hours for Elementary School Day 8:30-3:00
Hours for Morning Preschool 8:45-11:45
Ages served 6 weeks to 6th grade
Address:1410 S Barrington Road, Barrington, IL
Phone: 847-382-2812
Licensed by Department of Children & Family Services
Registered Elementary School with Illinois Board of Education
Meals catered by Organic Life
Established 1985