St. Paul’s Guiding Light PRESCHOOL

Welcome to St. Paul’s Guiding Light Preschool

Christian Montessori Early Education for children 3-5 years of age

St. Paul’s Guiding Light Preschool

485 Woodstock Street, Crystal Lake, IL. 60014

Phone:   815-479-9770

Email Contact[email protected]

JOIN us for an OPEN HOUSE April 30th, May 28th, or June 25th – 9:00 AM to Noon

Blessings & Welcome to St. Paul’s Guiding Light Preschool!  We are thrilled to be reopening under a new name in the Fall of 2022.         St. Paul’s Preschool has been proudly serving young children and their families for over 20 years, and we have BIG plans and dreams to share with you for the next 20!

Guiding Light Preschool is located at St. Paul’s U.C.C. Church in historic Crystal Lake, Illinois. We offer an individualized, mixed-aged, morning preschool program that aims to nurture a child’s mind, body, and spirit. Our campus sits on 7 green acres which include play yards, mature trees, large open spaces for naturalistic education, as well as, flower and vegetable gardens.

Our mission at St. Paul’s Christian Preschool is to develop, in partnership with the family, the preschool child’s social, emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual growth from a Biblical point of view through a hands-on developmentally appropriate curriculum.

“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path” Psalm 119:105

Safety:  We are following the recommended COVID health and safety requirements to protect all children and teachers.   This includes receiving children at the front entrance, temperture checks when arriving along with hand sanitizing,  masks where required, distancing when learning and playing,  and room and equipment sanitizing daily.  Please keep any child showing any signs of illness home for the protection of everyone.

We promise to do all theat we can to help set our students up for success and assist them in developing their strenths at a pace consistent with ther given talents.  We follow the child.  This means that as they reveal their own interests and gifts, an individualized program is developed around each of them.  Our goal is to guide our studetns so that they can clearly see themselves as being perfectly unique, wonderfully made, dearly loved, children of God. 

We know that children learn best by doing.  Every opportunity will be given to present concepts so our students can learn from experience and internalize their knowledge and discoveries.  We believe that values of self-esteem, love, faith, hope, caring, sharing, forgiveness, honesty, and responsibility can be worven into all our daily activities. 

By highlightig Montessori Philosophy and Pedagogy, emphasizing the importance of Music and the Arts, Partnering with Families, incorporationg Cognitive Based experiences, and sharing God’s word through Bible Stories and Prayer, St. Paul’s Guiding Light Preschool offers a program that promotes a lifetime of JOY in learning.  Our students thrive when given the opportunity to explore, research, design, invent and lead. 

Please contact us today at (815) 479-9770 to learn all the ways we can grow with your young child. We consider it an honor to take these very first steps on your child’s educational journey with your family!

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St. Paul’s United Church of Christ also offers free classes for children-adults through their Kids Konnect  (Sunday) school program and the Board of Christian Education.   All children, ages 4 through 6 grade, welcome to attend!