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Since 1949, the First Congregational Church of Western Springs Preschool has successfully fostered a love of learning in young children.


Our curriculum is strongly based on active participation, and our mission is simple:  to advance a young child’s independence and positive self-concept, setting the stage for a lifetime of successful learning.


At the First Congregational Church of Western Springs Preschool we believe:


~To develop academic confidence we must focus on the whole child:  intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually.


~Children at play are actively involved in creating themes, exploring and establishing environments, solving  problems, and developing shared understandings.


~When engaged in play-based learning, young children see others’ points of view, learn to use language in new ways, learn to interact with others, and develop their muscles and coordination.


~Active involvement from parents is critical to the success of our program, and we encourage parents to partner with our teachers to facilitate the learning process.