Class Information

  • Over the past five decades the leadership at First Presbyterian Preschool has continually sought to create learning environments that meet the needs of children based on their age and developmental stage. The four class options are optimized to keep student to teacher ratios lower than most area preschools while grouping our children with their closest-matched peers to produce fun, safe, and engaging classrooms. Our preschool has a program for everyone with classes starting as young as 2.5 years old through our unique Odyssey program design specifically for children who miss the kindergarten cut-off.

    The class information below is for our 2018-2019 school year; tuition and daily schedule is a reflection from the current year and is subject to change.

  • Explorer

    Explorer is designed for young twos who turn three by March 31st, 2019. Exceptions are considered, so please contact the Director to discuss exceptions or special circumstances.

    • Age Group:
      2 - 3 years old
    • Student-Teacher Ratio:
      4:1
    • Sessions:
      Tuesday and Thursday,
      9:00 am - 11:30am
    • Tuition:
      $2,960 annually*

    *Option to pay tuition in full or 4 payments of $740.

    Daily Schedule

    9:00am – Arrive, Opening Circle
    9:15am- Creative Activities and Play
    10:30am- Snack
    10:45am- Stories, Music and Games
    11:00am- Outdoor Play

    Weekly Specials:

    • Tuesdays 9:15 – 9:30am – Faithbuilding
    • Thursdays 9:15 – 9:45am – Music
  • Discovery

    Discovery is designed for children who are three by September 1, 2018.

    • Age Group:
      3 years old
    • Student-Teacher Ratio:
      4:1
    • Sessions:
      Monday, Wednesday, Friday,
      9:00 - 11:30am
    • Tuition:
      $3,860 annually*

    *Option to pay tuition in full or 4 payments of $965.

    Daily Schedule

    9:00am – Arrive, Opening Circle
    9:15am- Creative Activities and Play
    10:30am – Snack
    10:45am – Stories, Music and Games
    11:00am – Outdoor Play

    Weekly Specials:

    • Mondays 9:15 – 9:30am – Faithbuilding
    • Wednesdays 10:15 – 10:45am – Music
  • Voyager

    Voyager is designed for children who are four by December 31, 2018.

    • Age Group:
      3 - 4 years old
    • Student-Teacher Ratio:
      6:1
    • Sessions:
      Monday through Thursday,
      9:00 - 11:30am
    • Optional Session:
      Friday, 9:00 - 11:30am
    • Tuition (4 days):
      $4,800
    • Tuition (5 days):
      $5,780

    *Option to pay tuition in full or 4 payments .

    Daily Schedule (4-Day)

    9:00am – Arrival on Playground – Handwashing
    9:30am – All Group Time (Welcome, songs, fingerplays)
    9:45am – Choice Time 1 (Projects, language arts, free play)
    10:05am – Split Group Time (Share, discuss topics in two separate groups)
    10:15am – Choice Time 2 (Projects, math, free play)
    10:45am – Clean Up/Bathroom/Handwashing
    11:00am – Snack
    11:15am – Storytime
    11:30am – Dismissal from Classroom and Satellite Room

    Weekly Specials:

    • Mondays 9:35 – 9:50am – Faithbuilding, Sanctuary
    • Wednesdays 9:45 – 10:15am – Library
    • Wednesdays 10:45 – 11:15am – Music
    • Wednesdays (3rd Wednesday) 10:15 – 10:45am & 10:45 – 11:15am – Art Appreciation, Stuart Room
    Daily Schedule (5-Day)

    9:00am – Arrival on Playground – Handwashing
    9:30am – Rug/Sharing/Songs/Stories
    9:45am – Choice Time/Split Activities/Projects
    10:30am – Creative Play
    10:45am – Clean Up/Bathroom/Handwashing
    11:00am – Snack
    11:15am – Storytime
    11:30am – Dismissal from the classroom

    Voyagers incorporate the use of the Satellite Program Monday – Thursday. To learn more about the Satellite Program, click here!

  • Odyssey

    Odyssey is designed for children who are five by March 31, 2019.

    This class is unique to FPP offering an enriching experience for those children who miss the fall kindergarten cut-off. Developed through years of research and class observation both at the preschool and kindergarten level, FPP created a curriculum to meet these children at their level, furthering their preschool experience and preparing them for the next step to kindergarten.

    • Age Group:
      5 years old
    • Student-Teacher Ratio:
      6:1
    • Sessions:
      Monday through Friday, 9:00 - 11:30am
    • Tuition:
      $5,780

    *Option to pay tuition in full or 4 payments.

    Daily Schedule

    9:00am – Arrival/Bathroom/Handwashing
    9:15am – Snack/Playground
    10:00am – Bathroom/Handwashing
    10:15am – Rug/Sharing/Songs/Stories
    10:30am – Choice Time/Projects/Language Arts/Math
    11:10am – Storytime
    11:30am – Dismissal from Classroom

    Weekly Specials:

    • Mondays – 9:35 – 9:50am – Faithbuilding, Sanctuary
    • Wednesdays – 9:15 – 9:45am – Library
    • Wednesdays (3rd Wednesday) – 9:15 – 9:45am & 9:45 – 10:15am – Art Appreciation, Stuart Room
    • Thursday – 9:45 – 10:15am & 10:15 – 10:45am – Music

    Odyssey incorporates the use of the Satellite Program on Fridays. To learn more about the Satellite Program, click here!

  • Weekly Specials

    • Art Appreciation – Lindy Rubin has a Master’s degree in Art Education from the University of Chicago and makes art come alive to our children through engaging presentations that culminates in a field trip to the Art Institute of Chicago for our older classes and their parents.
    • Music – Ami Crawford presents 30 minute weekly music exploration activities for each individual class. Ami introduces tone, timbre, rhythm and notation using songs, dances and instruments accompanied by guitar and voice. Great fun!
    • Faithbuilding – Every week each class has a 15 minute ecumenical presentation introducing children to God and prayer through age-appropriate stories, music and drama. Our director teaches all of these sessions which happen in-classroom for Explorer and Discovery and in the sanctuary for the older classes, namely Voyager, and Odyssey. 

     

  • Extended Day

    Register here!
    • We will offer Snack and Play every day, Monday through Friday, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM and we will provide the food, story and play time.
    • STEM/STEAM Enrichment programs will follow Snack and Play and will operate every day as well from 12:30 – 1:15 or 1:30 PM depending on your program.
    • The Enrichment classes will be divided into Trimesters with sessions beginning with Snack and Play and then transitioning to the Enrichment class.
      Trimester 1: September 12 – December 21
      Trimester 2: January 7 – March 22
      Trimester 3: April 1 – May 24
      Enrichment classes may change per trimester session.
    • For a schedule of Enrichment Classes and the Snack and Play menu, click here!