Our Mission

Our mission has remained constant since we opened our doors in 1974: to provide a loving Christian environment that encourages children to grow in the knowledge of Christ, develop as individuals, and find joy in learning and being with others.

Learning Together

Hinsdale Covenant Preschool teaches a curriculum based on skills and concepts appropriate for preschool-age children designed to prepare them for the Common Core State Standards of elementary schools. Our programs incorporate fine and large motor activity and emphasize socialization, cooperative play, language development, number concepts and number recognition.


Growing in Faith

We also offer a faith-based curriculum through art projects, music and Bible stories. Our talented teachers lovingly engage children using a variety of teaching strategies to promote social, emotional, cognitive, physical and spiritual growth.


Staff and Facilities

Our school is staffed with highly qualified and dedicated teachers who regularly receive in-service training and staff development. We are blessed with a dedicated faculty that truly enjoys serving the children at our school. We have an extremely low teacher-turnover rate. The average tenure of our current staff is 12 years.

Our staff also offers a convenient drop-off and pick-up policy. We receive and deliver your child to your car so that you don’t have to leave your vehicle.

Housed within a church facility, our preschool includes bright, colorful classrooms for each age group, an outdoor activity playground, and a full-court indoor gymnasium.


Click on the tabs below to learn more about our programs

  • Two Year Old

    The two-year-old program is open to children who are two by September 1st. Classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays.

    The two-year-old program emphasizes:

    • Socialization
    • Sharing
    • Cooperative play
    • Developing independence
    • Language development
    • Creativity
    • Counting and number concepts
    • Color and shape recognition
    • Daily art projects
    • Bible stories and songs

    Daily Schedule for Two Year Olds

    Morning Session
    8:50 – 9:20 Arrival and Gathering
    9:20 – 10:20 Free play and Art
    10:20 – 10:30 Handwashing and Books
    10:30 – 10:40 Snack
    10:40 – 11:00 Lesson
    11:00 – 11:20 Outdoor or Gym Play
    11:20 Dismissal
  • Three Year Old

    The three-year-old program is open to children who are three by September 1st and are toilet trained. Classes meet either Tuesdays and Thursdays (two-day program) or Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (three-day program).

    The three-year-old program emphasizes:

    • Socialization
    • Sharing
    • Cooperative play
    • Developing independence
    • Language development
    • Creativity
    • Counting and number concepts
    • Color and shape recognition
    • Daily art projects
    • Bible stories and songs

    Daily Schedule for Three Year Olds

    Morning Session
    8:50 – 9:20 Arrival and Gathering
    9:20 – 10:20 Free play and Art
    10:20 – 10:30 Handwashing and Books
    10:30 – 10:40 Snack
    10:40 – 11:00 Lesson Time
    11:00 – 11:20 Outdoor or Gym Play
    11:20 Dismissal
  • Four Year Old

    The four-year-old program is offered either Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the morning (three-day AM) or Monday through Friday in the morning (five-day AM).

    The three-day program emphasizes:

    • Developing cooperative skills
    • Creativity
    • Language development
    • Story sequencing
    • Letter recognition
    • Beginning writing
    • Number recognition and number concepts
    • Fine motor activities
    • Introduction to science and nature activities
    • Daily art projects and painting
    • Field trips
    • Bible stories and songs

     

    The five-day program emphasizes all of the three-day program highlights plus:

    • Sign language
    • Learning basic skills through music
    • Manners and etiquette
    • Hands on cooking experiences
    • Participative story telling

    Daily Schedule for Four Year Olds

    Morning Session
    8:50 – 9:30 Arrival and Gathering
    9:30 – 10:00 Free play
    10:00 – 10:20 Lesson time
    10:20 – 10:35 Snack
    10:35 – 10:55 Art
    10:55 – 11:20 Outdoor or Gym Play
    11:20 Dismissal
  • Pre K

    Our Pre-K (five-year-old) program is offered Monday through Friday in the morning.

    The Pre-K program emphasizes:

    • Interactive story telling
    • Reading and math readiness skills
    • Participative music
    • Phonics Lessons
    • Nature walks
    • Science exploration
    • Problem solving
    • Art projects
    • Integrated daily themes involving books, art, math, science and music
    • Field trips
    • Bible stories and songs

    Daily Schedule for Pre K (5 Years Old)
    Morning Session
    8:50 – 9:20 Arrival and Gathering
    9:30 – 10:00 Lesson Time
    10:00 – 10:15 Calendars/Story Time
    10:15 – 10:45 Indoor Play/Art
    10:45 – 11:00 Snack
    11:00 – 11:20 Science/Weekly Reader/Social Studies
    11:20 Dismissal
  • Extended Day

    We offer an extended-day session for three, four and five year olds from 11:20 AM to 1:20 PM every Wednesday from October through May. This program allows children the opportunity to socialize and engage in gross-motor activities and free-play with their peers.

  • K Enrich

    Our three-day kindergarten enrichment program is offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the mornings from 8:50 to 11:20 AM or in the afternoons from 12:20 to 2:50 PM. This class is designed to be an additional academic boost to reinforce and enrich basic language arts and math skills within the common core state standards for kindergarten.

    Should you wish to extend your kindergartners day, the Kindergarten Eat & Greet option will be offered from 11:20 AM to 12:20 PM  on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, providing morning and afternoon kindergartners the opportunity to connect, eat and play together. Hinsdale Covenant Preschool will provide an array of healthy food options.

    The kindergarten enrichment program emphasizes the following language arts and math skills:

    • Alphabet recognition of all letters, printing of all letters, letter sounds, sound/symbol correlation
    • Interactive story telling
    • Basic sight word recognition
    • Phonics, decoding and word attack skills
    • Listening skills and following oral directions
    • Counting by 2s, 5s and 10s
    • Printing numbers 0-20
    • Solving basic addition and subtraction problems
    • Coin recognition
    • Time concepts
    • Fractions
    • Measurement
    • Problem solving

Application & Contact

Hinsdale Covenant Preschool
Mary Seiferth, Director
hinsdalecovenantpreschool@gmail.com

412 South Garfield
Hinsdale, IL  60521
630-323-2340

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