First Congregational Church of Western Springs Preschool
1106 Chestnut Street
Western Springs, IL 60558
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In late summer— before the school year begins—our preschool teachers visit each child’s home. This visit provides a wonderful opportunity for children to meet their new teachers in a familiar setting, and allows the teachers to get better acquainted with their new students and parents before classes begin.
Mom’s Potluck Dinners
In October, preschool moms are invited to a potluck gathering at one of the teacher’s homes. These casual get-togethers provide a relaxed opportunity for the mothers to get to know their children’s teachers and each other.
In December, our Preschool Committee hosts a festive Saturday morning event for dads and kids. Together they make special Christmas gifts for Mom.
Dads, grandfathers, uncles, etc. are invited to attend a special Saturday morning class so they may share in their child’s preschool experience.
Families and friends are invited to several musical concerts throughout the school year. Our final Sing-Along is held in conjunction with our Annual Art Fair.
We are blessed with the educational opportunities and insights shared by our on-site Parish Nurse, Debbie Stankiewicz. Debbie is often seen in our classrooms educating our students on the importance of washing hands, taking care of their health, and staying strong and active.
The preschool takes full advantage of the many learning opportunities outside of a typical classroom setting offered by our community. If you are driving through Western Springs, you are likely to find a group of our students visiting the local bank, Post Office, fruit store, library, and fire station. In addition, children delight in their trips to Fullersburg Woods, the pumpkin stand, Brookfield Zoo, and other places of interest.