Greetings from the Director

A warm and inviting welcome to First Church Preschool!    

As a ministry of the church, we subscribe to the church’s purpose, mission and core values which may be summed up as follows:  Devoted to Christ. Connected to Others.  Sent to Serve.   Our program operates under the supervision of the Director of Children’s Ministries and the Preschool Advisory Committee, comprised of church members. 

We are licensed under the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

At First Church Preschool we take pride in the preschool’s professional staff. Selected for their knowledge of child development as well as their strong interpersonal skills, they are the strength of the program.

Uniquely our school offers three hours of learning for 3-5 year olds and two hours of learning for 2 year olds.  We pride ourselves in offering small class sizes with two teachers per room.  First United Methodist Preschool has been educating children for over fifty years!

The staff strives to provide the children with a warm, friendly and stimulating environment.  Our curriculum is based on developmentally appropriate activities that focus on the process of learning to help children enjoy successful hands-on experiences.  We are especially committed to each child’s individual growth.

We know that establishing a strong home/preschool connection is essential when building an exemplary program for young children.  Families are the foremost experts on their own children, and it is our desire to cultivate open communication. 

Our staff looks forward to getting to know you and your child and having a wonderful year of learning together.

Mary Pedersen
First Church Preschool Director