Belleville presbyterian community children's preschool


Presbyterian Community Preschool
First United Presbyterian Church
1303 Royal Heights Road
Belleville, IL 62223
(618) 233-4809

June 24, 2022


The Presbyterian Community Preschool was founded in 1963 and has taught young children for almost 60 years. It is with great sadness that I announce the Preschool Board has decided to close the Presbyterian Community Preschool. The 2021-2022 school year just completed is the Preschool’s last year. The Board will return deposits to families already registered for the 2022-2023 preschool year. Unfortunately, the enrollment numbers were not enough to sustain the Preschool’s operating budget. As our culture and society have changed, so has the need for two-day-a-week preschools. 


Ecclesiastes 3 reminds us that for everything there is a season. Board members pray that God will continue to use, guide, and inspire all those whose lives have been touched by the Presbyterian Community Preschool. We give thanks for a supportive church that has housed and supported the Preschool since the beginning, as well as the amazing teachers and staff, board members, volunteers, and families who have come through our doors over the years. Thank you, and may God bless you.



Linda Hangsleben

Board President

Presbyterian Community Preschool

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