Immanuel Lutheran Preschool serves families with children ages 3 through 5 with programs that nurture their total development. We have been a state-licensed preschool since 1979 giving children a solid foundation and motivation for learning. Immanuel Lutheran Preschool does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion or national origin for admission.


Our Preschool Director is Mrs. Linda Polansky, and the Teacher’s Aide is Mrs. Deborah Joellenbeck. Get to know them better, by checking out our Staff Information Page.

Due to the current pandemic our school has closed for the remaining of the 2019-20 school year.  We will continue to follow government guidelines with regards to opening the school in August of 2020 for the new school year. 

Currently, there is a Directive Prohibiting Mass Gatherings (no more than 15 students along with 1 teacher and 1 teacher’s aide). For now, we will enroll the first 15 children paid and registered for each school day. Every other paid registration will be placed on a waiting list on a first come first served basis.  If/when regulations change, we will go down the list and add the allowed number of students.  You will be notified of your place on the list when your registration form and $50 registration fee are received by the preschool director. We will cash your registration fee at the time of enrollment, not at the time of registration (we will hold your check if you are on the waiting list). Once enrolled, this $50 fee is non-refundable.

Please continue on our website to register.  Contact Linda Polansky at or call 618-980-3475 with any questions or concerns.

Checks made out to: Immanuel Lutheran Preschool. Mail registration form and payment to:

Linda Polansky
c/o Immanuel Lutheran Preschool
6820 Fountain Oaks Ln
Waterloo, IL  62298

Thank you for your patience and understanding.  God Bless and Stay Healthy. – Peace, Linda Polansky

Thank you for your support of our Preschool.  We always have items needed on our Amazon Wish List, so if you would like to purchase an item, please visit our list anytime.

Here is some general information about our programs, as well as answers to frequently asked questions…

Your 3-5 year old may attend 2, 3, 4, or 5 days a week.  Please indicate which days of the week you would like your child to attend on the registration form.

  • 2 Days a Week – $115 monthly
  • 3 Days a Week – $150 monthly
  • 4 Days a Week – $175 monthly
  • 5 Days a Week – $200 monthly

What are my schedule options and tuition costs?
8:30 am – 12:00 pm every day

There is a $50.00 non-refundable registration fee per student due at the time of enrollment.

When are payments due?
Payments are due the first session per month.

Do you offer before or after school care?
Stay tuned for more information on this!

When is your birthday cut-off for students?
The birthday cut off is September 1st.


Do I need any supplies for my child as we prepare for the school year?
No, we take care of all of that.

How will we be notified if there is no school for some reason?
Preschool will follow the Waterloo School District for all school closing due to inclement weather. Please listen to the local TV stations for school closings. Please look for updates to the calendar on this website and in your monthly newsletters that will go home with your child. Also feel free to contact us via phone or email to confirm whether there will or will not be school.

Looking for the school calendar?
Click here for a printable one or scroll below for our Google calendar.

Looking for our YouTube channel?
You can find it here.

Would you Like to Support Immanuel’s Preschool?
If so, please read their Church Appeal Letter.

If you’re looking for K-8 Lutheran education, be sure to check out St. John’s Lutheran School, Red Bud, IL.  And for High School education be sure to take a look at Christ Our Savior Lutheran High School, Evansville, IL.

Click on the links below for more details and to enroll!
Preschool – Enrollment Form
Permission Form
2019-20 Preschool Handbook
DCFS Health Form
Allergies Form
Photo Release & Discipline Policy
Late Policy & Pest Management Policy

Still didn’t find an answer to your question?
Feel free to contact us anytime, or fill out the form below.