Welcome to the Congregational Church of the Chimes Preschool.
We are a non-profit, church related school offering care for children ranging from 2-6 to 5-6 years of age.
At the Church of the Chimes Preschool, we believe each child is a unique individual. We strive to provide a loving, nurturing, and creative environment for all children. Our philosophy is based upon the principal that play is a significant mode of learning. Therefore, in our curriculum planning we strive to provide developmental appropriate experiences that encourage growth cognitively, emotionally, socially, creatively, physically, and spiritually leading to a strong sense of self-esteem within each child.
We believe in providing a physical environment that is safe, clean, and healthy and child friendly. Classrooms are arranged to offer challenging play and learning choices at a range of developmental levels. Learning centers allow children the opportunity to explore, to experience, and most importantly…to succeed. Various centers include areas for creative expression through art, music, and crafts; role-playing, dramatic play and socialization; story telling; story writing; language development; and the development of pre-reading and pre-math skills.
We know that outdoor experiences are vital to the growth and development of children as well. These experiences include sand and water play, arts and crafts, riding toys, climbing structures and a variety of choices, which foster large muscle skills. We also introduce teamwork experiences in the form of small and large muscle activities.
The strength of our program is the experience, expertise, and dedication of our staff. We support the teachers with training, resources and the freedom to create a unique learning environment. We provide many opportunities for the teachers to share ideas and grow professionally. Our teachers create a caring and nurturing atmosphere that fosters each child’s creativity and positive self-image.
We believe in positive methods of discipline. We establish consistent and appropriate limits to help children function in their world. Rather than being punitive, the goal of discipline in our program is to develop the child’s sense of independence and responsibility. We strive to strengthen each child’s own cultural identity while instilling a respect for others.
Hours of Operation
8:50 am — 1:00 pm or 8:50 am — 3:00 pm
Monday through Friday
Early care is available at 8:00 am
Our ‘Parent and Me‘ program is also offered 9:30 am – 11:30 am on the following days:
Wednesday class: Young toddlers 15 months – 26 months
Thursday class: Older toddlers 27 months – 36 months
For further information regarding the school or Parent & Me Program, please contact:
Ally Baker, Preschool Director
Phone: (818) 789-7124