first lutheran preschool

For more than 40 years, First Lutheran Preschool has served the greater Geneseo community by providing enriching classes for 3, 4 and 5 year-olds.  Our mission is to offer a safe and nurturing atmosphere where the child's first school experience is positive and enjoyable.

Our curriculum conforms to the goals and preschool standards put out by the Illinois State Board of Education and we are certified by the State of Illinois.  Our program curriculum includes free play, readiness, language arts, creative art, cooking, music, games, rhythms, and field trips. Our classrooms are sunny, cheerful places where creativity and exploration is foremost. Every effort is made to make the preschool situation a happy, comfortable place for your child to grow physically, socially, intellectually and emotionally.


  • Below are links to recent newsletters for each of our programs.  These newsletters highlight what the children will learn in the coming month, as well as provide schedule reminders and school and church happenings.  Enjoy!



    3 year-old class Preschool News


    4 year-old AM class Preschool News


    4 year-old PM class Preschool News


    2021-2022 First Lutheran Preschool Calendar of Events


  • First Lutheran Preschool holds classes from September to May.  A complete schedule will be provided at orientation.  Click here to read our Preschool Brochure which outlines admission requirements, programs and policies.  If you are interested in enrolling your child, learning more about the classes and programs, or to arrange a visit to our classrooms, please contact Misty Slaymaker, Director at (309) 944.4306 or preschool@firstgeneseo.org.  


    Tuition Rates for 2021-2022 are as follows:

    • 2 days per week = $95 per month or $855 per year
    • 3 days per week = $115 per month or $1035 per year
  • The weekly school schedule for the children is as follows.  Please note changes to the weekly schedule effective 2021-22 school year:

    • 3-year old:  Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    • 4-year old:  Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    • 4-year old:  Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Please note:  We do not end our classes early on early dismissal days due to teachers’ meetings for Geneseo School District.  We do follow the Geneseo School District's closure decisions as it relates to inclement weather.    


    Click here for our 2021-2022 First Lutheran Preschool Calendar of Events

committed & caring staff

The First Lutheran Preschool is staffed with qualified, committed and caring teachers and assistants. For more information about any of First Lutheran Preschool's classes or programs, or to arrange a visit to our classroom, please contact us!

  • Misty Slaymaker

    Preschool Director

    email | (309) 944.4306

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  • Margi Ficken

    Preschool Teacher

    email | (309) 944.4306

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