Our Preschool Goals
The primary goal of Tiny Treasures Preschool is to stimulate each child's love of learning and self-discovery.
We provide a child-centered environment to enhance opportunities for children's problem solving and creative play. Our teachers feel that every child is unique and special.
The curriculum is often adjusted to meet individual needs, including special interests and strengths. At Tiny Treasures Christian Preschool our emphasis is on the development of the whole child, which includes:
Supporting physical growth: promoting large and small muscle development and providing sensory experiences.
Nurturing emotional and social growth: encouraging basic trust, autonomy, self-control and guiding respect for self and others.
Enhancing creativity: exploring self-expressive materials, especially through art, drama, games, dance and movement, and fostering creative play and thought.
Developing cognitive skills: providing units of study which arouse children's interest and curiosity while teaching basic concepts.
Encouraging spiritual growth: through the development of spiritual values using Bible stories, songs, poems, prayers and attending Chapel with the pastor.
History of Tiny Treasures
Tiny Treasures Preschool began in 1995 as a task force: a committee formed at the request of the congregation who were asked to explore the need for a Christian based preschool in our area. The preschool was then formed based on the feedback they gathered along with the needs of the church members and the community at large. Wildwood Presbyterian Church’s members supported utilizing the building for the pursuit of an age-appropriate Christian based preschool.
TTP is governed by a voluntary board of directors composed of individuals with a passion for education and especially TTP. Every August, positions on the Preschool Board of Director’s will be open to parents. Serving on the Board is an excellent way to get involved in your child’s education. Positions include Property/Equipment, Treasurer, Secretary, Fundraiser and Publicity. The board of directors, as a subcommittee of the Session, shall direct the general business and affairs of the preschool. It shall exercise all powers of the preschool given by the Bylaws and as permitted by the Session (the governing body of WPC). Board members shall act at all times in the best interest of the preschool, its employees and its students.
TTP has a religious exemption from licensure by the State of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. The preschool exceeds compliance with DCFS regulations for religious exemption. TTP’s mission is to provide a non-denominational Christian orientation to preschool children as their first school experience. It shall serve the children of Wildwood Presbyterian Church and function as an outreach to children and families in the area.