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.
Preschool Registration 21-22
Preschool registration is open! We are accepting applications for our 3s, 4s, and Pre-K classes. Children must be 3 or 4 by September 1, 2021. If you have questions or would like to schedule a tour, please contact the director at (630) 668-3100 or by email at .
Our Purpose | 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.
Family Involvement | We welcome the involvement of enrolled families to the preschool experience through our get acquainted teas, evening open house event, class parties, and fund raising projects held throughout the year. Families are encouraged, but not required, to participate in the committees planning these events and other school projects. Do you have a special talent or interest you would like to share with the preschoolers? Perhaps you would like to volunteer to help with a special craft or read a story. We love visitors! We also have opportunities to help from home with craft preparation.
Families are kept informed about special events, needs, and concerns through a monthly newsletter and a weekly plan.