Each year on the first Saturday of December, the classrooms at the First Congregational Church of Western Springs Preschool transform into miniature Santa’s workshops. Students and their dads, grandpa's, uncles or friends are invited to spend time creating a special Christmas gift for their mothers. This event gives fathers the opportunity to be actively involved with their child in the preschool classroom. The invited guests can admire the walls and ceilings decorated with class projects, while the students delight in sharing their classroom with loved ones.
Kirsten Young, a preschool committee member, said, “this year we decided to have the children make a wreath ornament by tracing their little hands”. While Christmas music played and adults chatted, the children were busy tracing and cutting to make their perfect gift.
Mother's are sure to love their present, which is personalized with the child’s hand prints and picture. Safely wrapped up before they leave, the gift will truly be a surprise on Christmas morning…if the little ones can keep a secret.
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.
For more information, or to observe classes in action, contact our Preschool Director, Amy Faison, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 708-246-4908. Registration for the 2010-2011 School Year begins in January.