Our Preschool Charter requires all lead teachers to have completed a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood, Elementary or Special Education or a related field with extensive experience working with children from the ages of 0-5. Most of our teachers have raised their own children or are in the process of raising school age children.
All parents and caregivers who have regular contact with children in our preschool classes or playgroups are required to complete Illinois Department of Children and Family Services' (DCFS) Child Abuse and Neglect Tracking System (CANTS) Authorization in order to enroll a child in our programs.
Nothing is more important to us than the safety and well being of the children in our care.
All staff have full FBI fingerprint background checks as well as the CANTS background check.
Faith Lutheran Programs for Young Children (PYC) offers a variety of classes and age groups to meet the social and academic needs of children and families. All classes for children 3-5 have a maximum of 14 children with two teachers.
Our 3 Day Preschool class (M-T-W) is multi age with 3 and 4 year olds attending.
Two day preschool (TH-F) is intended just for 3's.
Our PreK program (T-Th) requires children to be eligible for Kindergarten the next school year. Enrichment options are available for our PreK children to extend their day.
2 Day AM Preschool TH-F 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Children must be three on or before October 1st of the current school year. Children must be potty-trained to attend this class. This class is for young children experiencing their first preschool class.
Children bring a lunch to eat with their friends at school. This class is geared towards developing positive social skills and learning to follow directions, getting along in a group, making independent choices and being exposed to activities that foster learning.
3 Day AM Preschool M-T-W 9:00 a.m.-12:20 p.m
Children must be 3 on or before September 1st and fully toilet trained to attend preschool. This 3 Day class includes mixed age groupings of 3 and 4 year olds, typically experiencing their first year of preschool away from their caregiver.
Children participate in the preschool portion until noon and then stay and eat lunch with their friends and teachers.
PreK T-W-TH with enrichment option.
9:00 a.m.-12:20/2:30 p.m.
Children must be 4 on or before September 1 of the current school year to attend our PreK Class. This is the final class for children attending Kindergarten the next school year. Children in the PreK classes are expected to have previous preschool experience and to have achieved some level of independence in their activities and self care skills.
Godly Play and outdoor experiences are part of the PreK day.
All PREK Children have the option to take part in Enrichment activities such as cooking, music, literature and art.
Children who do not participate in enrichment are picked up at 12:20.
Those who do participate in enrichment are picked up at 2:30.
STEAM Mondays (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math)
9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Children bring a lunch to eat with their friends. Children will learn through hands-on science, engineering and math activities. Children, especially younger ones, learn science best and understand scientific ideas better if they are able to investigate and experiment. Hands-on science can also help children think critically and gain confidence in their own ability to solve problems.
We are offering this program to children in both PreK classes on Mondays from 9:00-12:30.
Enrollment is on a first come-first serve basis