We Believe in the Power of Play! 

Research on young children’s learning and development proves how play strongly benefits a child’s intellectual, social, emotional, physical and language development.


Children at play are actively involved in creating themes, exploring and establishing environments, solving problems, and developing shared understandings.  Through play, young children learn to see other’s points of view, to use language in new ways, to interact with others, and to develop their muscles and coordination.


For more information, contact our Preschool Director, Marcy Dusza, at [email protected] or our Administrative & Communications Manager, Jeannette Lloyd, at [email protected]  

Dates To Remember for 2021-2022 Tuesday, September 7th, Wednesday, September 8th, Thursday, September 9th, and Friday, September 10th - First Days of Preschool  Sunday, September 19th, 3-5pm - Fall Kick-Off Event for Families Tuesday, September 28 & Wednesday, September 29 - Picture Day Monday, October 11th & Tuesday, October 12th - Columbus Day, No School Monday, November 1st - Teacher Inservice, No School November 22nd - 26th - Thanksgiving Break, No School December 1st & 2nd - Parent/Teacher Conferences (3s & PreK Classes only) Saturday, December 4th - Holiday Workshop December 20th - January 3rd - Winter Break, No School Tuesday, January 4th - School Resumes Monday, January 17th - Martin Luther King Jr. Day, No School January 26th - January 28th - 2020-2021 Open Preschool Registration 1/20 & 1/21 Church Members Register, 1/24 & 1/25 Currently Enrolled Register, 1/26 New Families (All registration dates begin at 6am) Monday, February 21st & Tuesday, February 22nd - Presidents' Day, No School March - Parent Teen Connection Service Project March 28th - April 1st - Spring Break, No School Friday, April 15th, Good Friday, No School Monday, April 18th, Easter Monday, No School Wednesday, April 27th - Church Rummage Sale, No School May 3rd & May 4th - Spring Assessments sent home Thursday, May 5th - Spring Sing-Along (6:00 p.m.) Friday, May 20th - Last day of Preschool & Kids' Day Out   Visit First Congregational Church of Western Springs     NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENT ADMISSIONS AND PROGRAMS The First Congregational Church of Western Springs Preschool admits students of any race, color, gender, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, fees and tuition, and school-administered programs.