Our Classes

Psalm 32:8, NIV: I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you

Two Year Olds

Tues/Thurs 9:00 am – Noon

Through play, two year olds will learn how to master their environment, interact with peers, use language and gain confidence. Our expert two year old teachers create a classroom rich with art, sensory, language, cognitive and social emotional experiences to build their independence. Within our Christian environment, the children learn about God’s love for them through Bible stories, prayer and devotionals. This program is designed with the understanding that two year olds are new to the classroom and may need support during the separation process. Children do not need to be fully toilet trained by the beginning of the year.

Who: Children who have turned two by September 1st.

Three Year Olds

Tues/Thurs 9:00 am – Noon

Mon/Wed/Fri 9:00 am – Noon

Children discover their world through science, math, early literacy, block play, gross motor activities and much more.  Our main goals are to encourage positive peer interactions and foster self-esteem.  Children are taught to interact with their peers and encouraged to negotiate with each other.  Within our Christian environment the children learn about God’s love for them through Bible stories, prayer and devotionals.  Children do not need to be fully toilet trained by the beginning of the year.

Who: Children who have turned three by September 1st

Threes and Fours Blended

Mon-Thurs 9:00 am – Noon

Mon-Fri 9:00 am – Noon

In this class the children will discover the fun of counting, sorting, and measuring.  We will encourage pre-reading skills and create a literacy rich classroom where children will begin to experiment with sound recognition.  The mixed-age classroom is like a family: the older students will nurture and teach the younger ones and motivate them.   We will teach the children to interact with one another and encourage positive peer interactions to foster self-esteem.  Within our Christian environment the children will learn about God’s love for them through Bible stories, prayer and devotionals.  Children should be fully toilet trained by the start of the school year.

Who: Children who have turned three or four by September 1st.

Four Year Olds

Mon/Wed/Fri 9:00 am – Noon

In this class children will discover the fun of counting, sorting, and measuring.  We encourage pre-reading skills and create a literacy rich environment where children begin to experiment with sound recognition. Children work together to complete projects to reinforce teamwork and cooperation. Our goal is to foster a love of learning and to encourage respect for self and others. Within our Christian environment, the children learn about God’s love for them through Bible stories, prayer and devotionals.

Who: Children who have turned four by September 1st.

Pre-K Four and Five Year Olds

Mon-Fri 9:00 am – Noon

The Pre-K day is literacy rich including experiences to develop pre-reading and writing skills. Math centers challenge the children in classification, number order, geometry, and measurement. We use scientific inquiry to investigate and discover the world around us. Dramatic play, art and music experiences are offered daily. This program encourages teamwork and cooperation all while having fun and learning. Our Pre-K program is renowned for preparing children for Kindergarten! Within our Christian environment, the children learn about God’s love for them through Bible stories, prayer and devotionals.

Who: Children who have turned four by September 1st, priority will be given to children who are turning five by December 31st.

From our families

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

  • 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

    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
  • 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 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

    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
  • 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

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.

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