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Registration opens for current students, siblings of former students and children of church families on December 1st this year. Priority status ends the evening of the January Open House. Registration may be completed in the school office or by mail. Call Joan White at 848-4910 for additional information or to arrange a classroom visit.

January 15, 2019 – Open House - 7:30 PM

Registration opens to the public at the annual January Open House. The curriculum, program goals and description of the school year is presented in detail at the Open House. Tours of the classrooms are led by school staff and registration forms are accepted at the end of the evening. Priority status ends at this time.

Registration forms received at the Open House are processed by lottery the day following the Open House and parents are notified of their child’s placement by the end of the week. Children registered for the Fall session receive priority for registration for the summer Young Sprout Day Camp. Camp brochures are mailed with school placement letters in time for priority registration which opens February 1.

Registration continues throughout the winter, spring and summer. Classroom visits may be arranged by calling Joan White at 708-848-4910. There is always the opportunity to have a tour of the school, have your questions answered and receive a brief overview of the program.




Who Is Eligible?

First United Church Nursery School welcomes children of all races, religions and ethnicities. The school also welcomes children with special needs. We expect that a positive experience for the special needs child will greatly depend on the team of parents and staff working together in the best interests of the child. This team effort will include agreed-upon shared goals and open communication.

Children attending First United must turn three by September 1st and be toilet trained to be eligible for the four-day classes. Families interested in our two-year-old classes (meeting two days per week) must have students that are age two by September 1st.

2019-2020 School Year Schedule and Costs

Morning Class Times

Times Monthly Cost Annual Cost
8:15 – 11:15 $425 $3,825
8:15 – 1:15* $740 $6,660
8:45 – 11:15 $355 $3,195
8:45 – 1:45* $740 $6,660

*The Five hour classes include a hot lunch catered by Gourmet Gorilla, a company which serves organic and locally grown food.

Afternoon Class Time

Times Monthly Cost Annual Cost
12:10 – 2:40 $355 $3,195

Two-Year-Old Class Times (Tuesday/Thursday or Wednesday/Friday)

Times Monthly Cost Annual Cost
8:45 – 11:15 $240 $2,160
12:10 - 2:45 $240 $2,160

Lunch Bunch (Tuesday/Thursday or Wednesday/Friday)

Times Monthly Cost Annual Cost
11:15 - 1:15 $160 - 2 hours $1,440
11:15 - 1:45 $200 - 2.5 hours $1,800

Alpha Club for children attending kindergarten mornings (Tuesday through Friday) 12:30 -3:30 $425 monthly

This class includes Spanish, field studies, science, creative activities, literacy and math.


There is a $100 non-refundable Registration Fee required at the time of registration. Registered families will receive a letter in March with a medical form and instructions about payment of one month’s tuition and a $100 Arts and Science Materials Fee ($50 for the Two-Year-Old class) due by May 1st. Receipt of this payment completes registration. The remaining tuition payments are made monthly for eight months of the nine month school year.

Tuition Assistance

The Nursery School has a Tuition Assistance Fund, which is available to all families. Applications for assistance may be obtained from the school director and may be requested on the registration form. Decisions regarding assistance are made by the Finance Committee of the Nursery School Board and are based on need and available resources in the fund.