Since 1965

We provide children with a safe, creative, engaging environment to enhance their spiritual, social/emotional, physical, language and cognitive development.

Above all, FCP believes: “each child is a unique gift from God and He has a perfect plan for each and every child.” -Jeremiah 29:11

The Preschool

We are licensed by the state of Illinois under the Department of Children and Family Services. FCP carries the Silver Circle of Quality from ExceleRate Illinois, the state’s quality rating and improvement system for early learning and development providers. Programs at the Silver Circle have met high quality ratings in these areas:  learning environment, teaching, administrative standards and staff training and education.

Unique Offerings

School Day

Three hours of learning for two, three, four and five year olds

Outdoor Play

Kids can stretch their legs with a safe and enclosed spacious playground and sledding hill

Drop-off & Pickup

Busy parents will appreciate our drive-thru drop-off and pickup service

Motor Development

Expansive indoor environment for Large Motor development

Family

Opportunities for Families to join in special celebrations throughout the school year

Kindergarten Prep

Renowned in Crystal Lake for preparing children for Kindergarten success

Spiritual Goals

Belonging

Children will understand they belong to God and are secure in His love

Awe & Wonder

Children will experience awe and wonder about God and His work

Respond

Children will respond to God in attitudes and action

Classroom Offerings

We offer a variety of classroom ages and levels to match your childs needs

The classroom experience

The wide breadth of experiences your child will receive at FCP will allow them to develop physically, mentally and socially and will lay a foundation for the rest of their lives.  These formative years are so crucial, therefore an exceptional preschool experience is paramount.

From our families

An exceptional preschool experience described by our numerous happy FCP families!

  • We are new to FCP this year and have truly been blown away by the teachers, staff, and community. Everything runs smoothly from drop off to pick up and the communication with teachers is excellent. Just halfway through the school year and we can the growth in our children; both academically and socially. We love the atmosphere the school provides with the colored room doors and the student's art decorated along the hallway; an improvement from our previous preschool. We have two children enrolled currently and we are excited for our youngest to start in the coming years.

    Amber Preskenis Avatar Amber Preskenis
    January 22, 2023

    My son just graduated after 2 years in the pre K program, and I'm amazed at his growth interacting with other kids, as well as his confidence and knowledge. His teachers were amazing, and this is the only pre K awarded Illinois silver award! Send your child to the best!

    Cycle Racer Avatar Cycle Racer
    February 5, 2017

    We have sent all 3 of our children to FCP, and we could not love it more! It has provided our kids a wonderful faith-based education and has prepared them academically and socially for Kindergarten. All of the teachers and staff are amazing! They truly care about each and every student and family, always going above and beyond. We are so excited to have several more years here!

    Ashley Obermeier Avatar Ashley Obermeier
    January 15, 2023
  • Both of my children attended First Church Preschool and loved it! The teachers are wonderful and both of my kids were prepared for kindergarten!! I would highly recommend this preschool!

    Megan Montanye Avatar Megan Montanye
    February 5, 2019

    This is the new ‘elite’ preschool in Crystal Lake! From highly educated, caring and compassionate staff, to a beautiful and comfortable facility, this school is where you want your favorite little people to be! They strive to teach love and kindness, and filter in important academics naturally in a fun and hands-on environment. I’m so proud to have this school in our wonderful town!

    Jamie Martinez Avatar Jamie Martinez
    February 5, 2018

    This is a wonderful preschool. It's warm and inviting and both of my children have grown so much here. The children are well prepared for kindergarten and the staff is excellent. When we lost my father in law unexpectedly this last school year the staff was aware and gave extra attention to my daughter and her needs during the difficult time. I couldn't say enough good things!

    Hannah Davis Avatar Hannah Davis
    February 5, 2019
  • All four of our children have attended First, and we’ve loved all of their experiences. The staff members are warm and loving and well versed in best practices for early childhood. I’ve alwaus felt my kids have been prepared for kindergarten.

    Courtenay Sterzik Avatar Courtenay Sterzik
    February 5, 2019

We want to hear from you

Have questions or comments about First Church Preschool? Would you like to schedule a tour? Our staff would love to hear from you, and start a conversation.

Tuition Payment

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