Lake Bluff Bright Beginnings

lb bright beginnings teachersWelcome to Lake Bluff Bright Beginnings information page! 

After reviewing this page, if you have any questions, please contact the Recreation & Community Services Department at 414.963.6913 x 4. Click here to view a video highlighting the District's Bright Beginnings program.

Molly graduated from UC Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in biology and UW Oshkosh with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She worked for several years as a hospice nurse and then decided to take time off to raise her two children. Molly has always enjoyed working with children and loves working in the classroom. Both of her children have gone through the Bright Beginnings program. Outside of the classroom Molly enjoys traveling, running, and spending time with her family.

Kathleen holds a BA in Child and Family Studies from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN.  She previously held a parent educator license for the state of Minnesota.  She has worked with children all her life in many different capacities, but her favorite and most challenging job was staying home with her 2 daughters.  Kathleen enjoys family vacations, camping, motorcyles rides with her husband and spending time with family and friends.  She keeps involved in the Shorewood community by being her daughter's Girl Scout troop leader and serving on various Lake Bluff PTO committees.  Last year as a substitute teacher for Bright Beginnings, some of Kathleen's favorite class time activities are playing outside, learning new songs, reading books, and especially watching them grow.  

Location: Lake Bluff Elementary School, 1600 E. Lake Bluff Blvd,
Early Education Bldg, NE Corner
Teachers: Molly Handelsman & Kathleen Duppler
Classroom size:  14 students

Registration for the 2024- 2025 school year is underway!

2024-2025 School Year
Your child must be at least 3 years old by October 31, 2024. If your child will be turning 4 years old on or before September 1, 2024, they are eligible for 4K.  

Day: Monday, Wednesday, Friday (Program Full with Waiting List Option)
Date: September 6, 2024 - Early June, 2025 
Time: 8:30 - 11:00 am
Tuition: $2,000 - $100 discount if tuition is paid in full at registration.
Course #: 5290.3


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Day: Tuesday and Thursday (Program Full with Waiting List Option)
Date: September 5, 2024 - Early June, 2025
Time: 8:30 - 11:00 am
Tuition: $1,600 - $100 discount if tuition is paid in full at registration.
Course #: 5290.4


2024 - 2025 Tuition Payments: A $200 nonrefundable deposit is required at the time of registration to reserve a spot for your child. Receive a $100 discount if tuition is paid in full at registration, otherwise a payment plan is available. If you only want to put down your deposit, YOU MUST CALL THE OFFICE DIRECTLY.  All balances must be paid in full by August 1, 2024. Online registration is available, online fee will reflect the $100 discount (payment plans cannot be established online). No refunds or credit will be given for this program. For more information, please call 414-963-6913 x 4.