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"Continue to live in Christ Jesus,  rooted and built up in Him. Strengthened in the faith as you were taught."

Colossians 2: 6 -7

Recipient of a Star Level Two Rating by Illinois Quality Counts
820 Ontario . Oak Park, IL 60302
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Barbara Branch, Director

A total Program . . . For the body, mind and spirit.

Our program provides an atmosphere of love and understanding with the welfare and personality development of the children foremost in every respect.

Our goal is to serve the community by providing quality educational, developmental appropriate curriculum to children whose parents are away from home during daytime working hours.

Food Service
A nutritionally balanced breakfast, lunch and snacks are prepared on site by a certified food handler.

Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum Including:

  • Art--Our artistic program allows children to make their own creations, while using materials in a process that they control.
  • Music and Movement--Dancing and exercise, with the use of music and rhythm instruments, is included in our daily curriculum, as well as singing during Circle Time and Clean Up Time.
  • Dramatic Play--Each classroom has a Dramatic Play Center where children can begin to understand the world around through make believe, telling stories, and talking about their ideas. This area provides the opportunity for children to develop their social skills.
  • Block Center--Our popular classroom Block Centers help our students learn about math concepts, space, balance, shapes and sizes while having fun.
  • Sand and Water Centers--While experiencing with sand and water, children learn about measurements, and natural science, and can be a effective calming experience.
  • Nature and Science Centers--Children are naturally curious. These centers provide many hands-on opportunities for children to investigate the natural world around them.
  • Math and Number Readiness--By exploring quantity, size, and shape, our Math and Number Readiness curriculum builds the foundation for later abstract mathematical learning for our students.

A Basic Christian Education: This is an integral part of the overall curriculum. Bible stories, music, related arts and crafts, and dramatic play are offered in a developmentally appropriate manner.


The First Baptist Preschool & Kindergarten is now in its 9th decade of dedicated service to the community as a teaching and caring center for children ages two through twelve. Founded as a Pre-Kindergarten in 1927, the school has grown to a licensed capacity of 120 students. The Preschool & Kindergarten operates as a not-for-profit ministry and community service.

The school meets the requirements established by the Department of Children and Family Services of the State of Illinois, the Oak Park Village Board of Health, and the Oak Park Fire Department. These requirements set standards for organization, administration and professional staff, varied curriculum, proper nutrition, maintenance of safety standards, and well designed facilities. We are also assessed yearly by Illinois Quality Counts to improve and maintain our star rating.

The school has served children of many races and creeds during its long history. Operation of the school is under the supervision of the Preschool & Kindergarten Board of the First Baptist Church of Oak Park.

We have full and part-time programs. Discounts available for second child

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 June 2016 15:14