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St Matthew's Lutheran Preschool

9204 North Milwaukee Avenue
Niles, IL 60714

(847) 297-5898


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught St. Matthew's Preschool teaches children that Jesus is their personal Savior who offers forgiveness and eternal life. The staff teaches this message through appropriate intreactive Bible lessons and music.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"St. Matthew's Lutheran Preschool is part of the Gospel ministry of St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church. Our Christian preschool reaches three to five year old children and their parents with God's love in word and action. We provide a culturally appropriate preschool as a Christ-centered foundation for life.


Handling Separation: From the Director

At St. Matthew's the staff encourages pre-entrance visits for children to help them become comfortable and ready to enter the classroom.