Families with children who attend the First Congregational Church of Western Springs Preschool gathered to celebrate “Back to School” at the Preschool’s annual kick-off event. The children attending the preschool were invited to bring their whole family to see old friends and make new ones, while enjoying games, moon jumps, sweet treats, and live children’s entertainment.
The children were welcomed by the sounds of “Miss Linda”, who has been teaching Wiggleworm music classes for the Old Town School of Music, and delighting children and their families for 17 years. Miss Linda’s spontaneity, excitement and joyful voice engage everyone, encouraging them to dance, sing, and create as they lose themselves in a land of music. Linda was joined by percussionist (and husband!) James Warner. Following the entertainment, children were invited to jump, play, create and enjoy the other festivities of the day.
The event, which is sponsored by the Preschool Committee, is held every year as a way to welcome the children back to school. Sarah Finnane, Preschool Committee member in charge of the event said, “it was a joy to see our preschool community - students, teachers, parents and siblings - having fun together and celebrating the beginning of what promises to be another great year at our school."
The First Congregational Church of Western Springs Preschool offers classes for 2 ½ - 5 year olds, as well as a Kids’ Day Out program. (Young children do not need to be potty trained!) For more information, you are invited to stop by or contact the Preschool Director, Amy Sheriff-Faison, at email@example.com or 246-4908.
About the Preschool: Since 1949, the First Congregational Church of Western Springs Preschool has successfully fostered a love of learning in young children with our play-based approach to early-childhood education. Our mission is simple: to offer a developmentally rich program in a warm, loving environment, which helps to advance a young child's independence and positive self-concept, setting the stage for a lifetime of successful learning.