Gary United Methodist Preschool has been providing classes for 3, 4 and 5 year-olds and pre-K children since 1969. Classes run September through May. The school complies with all DCFS regulations and the staff is approved by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. The School is governed by the Preschool Board and is responsible to the Church Council of Gary Church.
The goals for each child in the Gary United Methodist Preschool are: to experience loving acceptance by adults and children outside their immediate family; develop independence, self-confidence and a strong self-image; learn appropriate social and group skills to facilitate adjustment to subsequent school settings; look forward eagerly to further schooling; learn to enjoy the challenge of accomplishing cognitive ad motor tasks appropriate to their own level of development; experience wonder and awe about God's world.
We welcome the involvement of moms and dads in the preschool experience through our Morning get-acquainted teas, evening Open House event, guest speakers and fund raising projects held throughout the year. Parents are encouraged, but not required, to participate in the committees planning these events and other school projects. Parents are kept informed about special events,
Daily programs consist of structured and non-structured activities which encompass math, language, social studies, religion, science and nature, health, art, music and physical activity. The Preschool Director is responsible for the daily program in all classes.
Our schedule includes 1 to 1 1/4 hours of free