Our School Experience

We help children engage their bodies and minds through fun and educational activities.

Embracing Your Child's Superpowers

From the moment you drop off your child at our preschool, we roll out the red carpet. 

Our Mission

Salem Methodist Preschool provides a safe and caring environment using a whole-child approach to teaching. Our curriculum is developmentally appropriate, aligns with Illinois Early Learning Standards and is grounded in Christian values. We believe your child is unique and has been blessed with a distinct learning style, needs and abilities. Our goal is to have your child reach their full potential and be accessible to a lifelong love of learning.

Our Vision

Salem Methodist Preschool aspires to become an exclusive early childhood program that provides an all-inclusive learning environment where children will have access to a classical preschool education that specifically meets their individual needs and helps foster enduring growth and development in all domains of learning. 

Red Carpet Drop-off

From the moment your child arrives at Salem Methodist Preschool, we want their experience to be a special one. Pull up to the preschool entrance and our staff will greet your child and walk them inside our preschool. No need to park or walk through crazy weather. We’re here to roll out the red carpet and make your child’s preschool experience a great one!

Play-based Learning

The use of fun, multi-sensorial, research-based strategies helps children develop early learning skills. Play is at the heart of all of our classes. We’ve created a space that your child looks forward to coming to, to learn and play with friends.

Our curriculum includes: Pocket of Preschool, Jolly Phonics, Learning without Tears. We use Red/Green choice boards as the basis of our positive behavior management program.

Health & Safety

Your child’s health and safety are our top priority. Our preschool has strict guidelines for cleanliness and security.

When you drop off and pickup your child, we have an app, ipad with 4-digit code, or QR code you can use to confirm attendance.

Recorded security cameras are placed throughout the preschool, and locked exterior and interior doors comply with local fire code.

All staff submit fingerprints and undergo yearly background checks, attend mandated reporter training, are trained in CPR every two years, and attend yearly staff enrichment programs.

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Small Class Sizes

Our class sizes are kept small to be able to cater to the needs of the whole child, taking into careful consideration the fact that each child is uniquely different and requires special attention. 

Grounded in a new-age way of learning, we make sure that each child feels seen, heard, and loved.

Yoga Classes

Our preschool’s yoga class provides a serene and safe environment for young learners to explore movement, mindfulness, and self-expression. Incorporating gentle poses and breathing exercises, children develop body awareness, balance, and strength while learning to regulate emotions and reduce stress. Additionally, yoga fosters a sense of community and empathy, promoting social skills and cooperation. This holistic approach to wellness enhances overall physical and mental health, laying the groundwork for a lifetime of positive habits and well-being.

Music Therapy

Our preschool’s music therapy class provides a creative and therapeutic outlet for young learners to express themselves and explore emotions. Through singing, instrument play, and movement, children develop listening skills, language, and cognitive abilities. Music therapy also promotes social interaction and communication, fostering a supportive and inclusive environment where every child can flourish.

Furry Friends

Hi! Our names are Oreo and Brownie. We’re sisters and we are guinea pigs that actually live inside Salem Methodist Preschool.

We squeal for joy when we see the kids who love to feed us. We enjoy eating lettuce, fresh vegetables, hay, carrots and (of course) guinea pig food.

You can even sign up to take us home on the weekends and introduce us to your family!

Sensory Room

Every class has dedicated time to use our sensory room. It offers a safe and immersive environment designed to stimulate and engage the senses of young learners. Our room features a variety of tactile, vestibular, visual, and proprioceptive elements carefully chosen to support children’s development and learning. Through interactive play with these elements, children can enhance their sensory processing skills, creativity, and social interactions. The sensory room is a flexible space that can be adapted to meet the specific needs and interests of each child, fostering a personalized and inclusive learning experience.

Inclusive Programming

Nurturing the adventurous nature of a young child’s mind, we incorporate sensorial components into all of our classrooms, encouraging imaginations to run free. Visual, auditory, and kinesthetic approaches are catered to each child’s needs.

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On-site Speech and Occupational Therapy

We have partnered with FUNctional Speech Therapy Pediatric Speech Services in Fox River Grove to provide on-site developmental screenings and evaluations. If your child qualifies for these services through your insurance provider, their therapists can provide services at our preschool or at their office, whichever you prefer. 

Parent Engagement Events

We host many fun events to introduce our amazing Preschool to your family.

Religious Experiences

Religion is at the core of what we do. Our preschoolers participate in chapel, which is connected to our Preschool, twice a month for 15 mins each day. Salem Methodist’s Pastor makes it really fun and engaging. 

Our Core Programs