Open enrollment begins in January. Registration is open to alumni and church member families in November.
Our Mission Statement
First Pres Preschool & Pre-K provides an enriched Christian learning environment that encourages social, emotional and cognitive development as children discover and explore the world through play. Our goal is to nurture a foundation that promotes independence and confidence as an introduction to lifelong learning.
Orientation for all preschool classes is held during the week of Labor Day. An orientation schedule is mailed to all enrolled families in early August.
The preschool follows the District 200 Academic calendar for holidays, in-service days, and snow days. The preschool school year begins the week after Labor Day and ends the week before Memorial Day.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition is due upon the 1st of each month from October through May. The September tuition payment for the school year is due on June 15. Tuition may be paid monthly or semi-annually; and payments may be made online using our Secure Transaction Form. Scholarships are available on a confidential basis. Please contact the Director.
Our staff consists of college graduates who are trained and experienced teachers in Early Childhood Education. Our teachers have specialized instruction in various areas including Child Development, Reading, Music, Art, Special Education, Elementary, and Secondary Education. All staff members are required to attend fifteen hours of continuing education annually which includes early childhood seminars, in-house speakers, and early childhood conferences. Staff members also log numerous hours every year observing other preschool classrooms, Kindergarten classrooms, and early education centers. Every staff member is CPR and infant certified.
There are two teachers in every classroom except the Pre-K. The Terrific Twos has a maximum of 14 students with two teachers. The Pre-K has a student-teacher ratio of twelve to one. All other classrooms have a maximum of 20 students with two teachers.
New to First Pres?
We'd love for you to join with us in the ministry, mission, worship and fellowship of First Pres. Click here for more information or contact the church office at 630-668-5147, or Email