Central Christian Preschool

Come visit with us! We encourage parents of students or prospective students to come see our facilities and visit our classes to learn more about us.

For more information call the church office (428-4336), Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or e-mail us at preschool@cccdisciples.org. – Jennifer Van Dyke, Director


Central Christian is one of the oldest established Preschools in the Decatur area.

Since opening our doors in the fall of 1965 we have aided in the preschool development of more than 2200 children.

Our Preschool is a reflection of our community’s diversity in religion, economics, race, and physical limitations.

Our Program Goals

The goal of our preschool program is to provide a planned educational program in an atmosphere that is an enrichment to learning and growing, conducive toward a positive self-concept, and will give each child an opportunity to explore our environment through a variety of media, guided by teachers well trained in child development. These are the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical goals we want to develop and encourage in each child.

State Licensed

  • Licensed through DCFS
  • DCFS Certified Teachers
  • Fenced Outside Playground
  • An Academic and Social Program
  • A Clean Environment
  • Aligned with Illinois Early Learning Standards
  • Uses Brigance Assessment Tools
  • Parent Conferences Held in January


2 Year Olds

Must be two by September 1st

Mommy and Me class or Special Person

Meets one day a week, 9:15 – 11:15 a.m.

$45.00 Monthly

$30.00 Registration Fee/$35 Materials Fee

3 Year Olds

Must be three by September 1st

Monday through Wednesday (3 mornings)

9:00 – 11:30 a.m.

$95.00 Monthly

$30.00 Registration Fee/$35 Materials Fee/$45 Snack Fee

4 Year Olds

Must be four by September 1st

Monday through Thursday (4 mornings)

9:00 – 11:30 a.m. (may offer an afternoon class if the morning classes are full)

$110.00 Monthly

$30.00 Registration Fee/$35 Materials Fee/$45 Snack Fee


5 Years Old by June 1st-October 31st

Monday through Friday (5 mornings a week)

9:00 – 11:30 a.m.

$125.00 Monthly

$30.00 Registration Fee/$35 Materials Fee/$45 Snack Fee

Total fees – $110. These fees are non-refundable and include registration, snack and materials.

Preschool News

The preschool staff would like to give a heart felt THANK YOU to all the church members and preschool families who came to Culver’s Monday night to support the preschool and help us build our scholarship fund.  It was exciting to see so many familiar faces!