The Children's Center is a Christian Preschool for children ages 2, 3, 4 and 5 where early learning and faith development join hands. The preschool is a ministry of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, serving the educational and spiritual needs of young children and their families. We are an Illinois Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) licensed facility and our curriculum is built on the Illinois Early Learning Standards.
With an emphasis on hands-on learning and Kindergarten Readiness, we weave "play with a purpose" together with language and literacy activities for optimum fun and learning! Our curriculum includes Saxon Math, Jolly Phonics, Michael Heggerty Phonemic Awareness, and Science Exploration combined with literature-rich monthly themes.
We provide formal Music instruction, allowing children to explore musical concepts and movement for 30 minutes each week. Classes also receive the Godly Play Christian Faith Curriculum weekly, where bible stories are told using beautifully crafted wooden figures and objects. Our preschool classes enjoy time in our Kid's Kitchen where creativity meets snack-planning.
Our Outdoor Learning Lab makes a great space to enjoy our S.T.E.A.M. curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). Lots of messy, hands-on learning takes place in this newly created outdoor space.
Each daily schedule includes large muscle time, where children can spend time in our outdoor playground, complete with a large play structure, bike path, sensory garden, and sandbox. The playground is completely fenced for safety. Indoor playtime and special events happen in our full-sized gymnasium.
Come learn more about our program and see our beautiful facility. It is second to none!
Our Annual December Christmas Pageant in the Celebration Gymnasium.