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Our Goal: to serve the families and community by providing the best quality education and developmentally appropriate curriculum to children.

Our Program: provides an atmosphere of love, understanding, and respect to the welfare and personality of the children, foremost in every respect.  

History: We are in our ninth 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, we have grown to a school licensed to the capacity of 120 students. Our 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.


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 and Kindergarten Board of the First Baptist Church of Oak Park.


Illinois Quality Counts: We are assessed yearly by Illinois Quality Counts to improve and maintain our star rating. We currently uphold our Star Level 2 rating. Visit Illinois Quality Counts online for more information about their Quality Rating System.



School Year Highlights

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In The News:

Super Soccer Stars!

at First Baptist Preschool & Kindergarten with Chicago's Super Soccer Stars!

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Barn Owl in Flight


Slow-mo video taken during our amazing and educational visit from Scales and Tails Traveling Zoo ..

Ms. Mary Lee's Songs and Stories


Art with Ms. Laura


Spanish with Ms. Chely



Please see our Curriculum Page to see our current themes in the classrooms!

Press Release

Oak Park Wednesday Journal

Soaring on the Swingset of Life


*article by Ken Trainor, First Baptist Preschool & Kindergarten grandfather.

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