Westminster Preschool

For over 60 years, Westminster Preschool has offered a loving education to prepare children age 2 through kindergarten to succeed in school and beyond.

Est. in 1956

Westminster Preschool was launched in 1956 as a ministry of First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn. Our purpose is to provide a loving, caring, Christian environment that aids all children in their social, physical, emotional, and intellectual development.

Curriculum

We prepare students to succeed in kindergarten and beyond through a daily balance of “free-play” and interactive structured learning time. We learn about the world around us while building a strong foundation for reading and math skills. We also practice cognitive skills, fine motor skills, healthy self concepts, socialization, and negotiation so kids graduate with a strong foundation for school.

Academic Calendar

You can choose mornings from 8:45-11:15 am or afternoons from 12:30-3 pm. The “On My Own” program for 2-year-olds is from 8:50-11:10 am. Classes begin in September and end before Memorial Day. We follow the academic calendar of Glen Ellyn School District 41 for most holidays and school closings.

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Available Programs

On My Own | Age 3 by Dec. 31

$140/month
An annual non-refundable application fee of $75 is due upon enrollment ($60 for First Presbyterian Church members). Tuition payments are preferred on a semester basis. Other payment options are available as well. Scholarships are available on a confidential basis.

Two-Day Program | Age 3 by Sept. 1

$150/month
An annual non-refundable application fee of $75 is due upon enrollment ($60 for First Presbyterian Church members). Tuition payments are preferred on a semester basis. Other payment options are available as well. Scholarships are available on a confidential basis.

Three-Day Program | Age 3 by Dec. 31

$215/month
An annual non-refundable application fee of $75 is due upon enrollment ($60 for First Presbyterian Church members). Tuition payments are preferred on a semester basis. Other payment options are available as well. Scholarships are available on a confidential basis.

Three-Day Program | Age 4 by Sept. 1

$215/month
An annual non-refundable application fee of $75 is due upon enrollment ($60 for First Presbyterian Church members). Tuition payments are preferred on a semester basis. Other payment options are available as well. Scholarships are available on a confidential basis.

Four-Day Program | Age 4 by Dec. 31

$275/month
An annual non-refundable application fee of $75 is due upon enrollment ($60 for First Presbyterian Church members). Tuition payments are preferred on a semester basis. Other payment options are available as well. Scholarships are available on a confidential basis.

Pre-K/Junior Kindergarten | Age 5 by Sept. 1

$275/month
An annual non-refundable application fee of $75 is due upon enrollment ($60 for First Presbyterian Church members). Tuition payments are preferred on a semester basis. Other payment options are available as well. Scholarships are available on a confidential basis.

Kindergarten Enrichment | Half day program for children attending Kindergarten

$175/month
An annual non-refundable application fee of $75 is due upon enrollment ($60 for First Presbyterian Church members). Tuition payments are preferred on a semester basis. Other payment options are available as well. Scholarships are available on a confidential basis.

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Attention

With two teachers in every classroom and limited class sizes, students get individualized attention and are taught based on their particular needs. We even begin the school year with a home visit so your children are comfortable on the first day of school.

Well, that's special!

Students love the dedicated music classes for ages 3, 4, and 5 and P.E. for 4- and 5-year olds, both with dedicated staff members. Music programs throughout the year, including the annual Christmas Sing, give students a chance to build confidence and show what they’ve learned to loved ones!

Let's eat!

This is likely what you will hear about on the car ride home—snack time! Students are encouraged to work on self-help skills as they enjoy eating together.

Children's Church

We gather once a month during class for a simple worship service with a song, prayer, Bible story, and offering. Students get to experience a worship space (the sanctuary) and an understanding of worship. Our “offering” typically involves an item to be donated to local Glen Ellyn agencies, such as the food pantry, Children’s Resource Center, or senior living center.

Summer Camps

Several weeks in the summer, Westminster hosts fun “camp” opportunities to continue the learning and growing between academic years. Morning sessions offer themes such as gardening, cooking, STEM, sensory science, and more. Mixed age classes create a collaborative learning atmosphere. Students can choose one week or many. Flexibility is the key for these summer learning camps.

Victory Sports

Victory Sports offers additional half-hour programs before or after school throughout the year so students can learn valuable teamwork skills and parents can extend their preschool day. Sports offerings have included Soccer, Basketball, Dance, Field Hockey, and more. All registration is done through Victory sports.

Sue Clary

Director

Sue has been Director of Westminster Preschool for over 20 years. She loves overseeing the program and getting to know the children and parents who are a part of the Westminster family. If you are interested in scheduling a visit to Westminster or have any questions about the program, contact Sue today.

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