Announcements

Preschool Update Feb. 2022

Here is a word from our Interim Preschool Director, Ellen Damery, with the most recent news about our preschool re-opening in the Fall of 2022.

 

Central Christian Preschool is officially reopening this Fall! The first day of school will be Tuesday, September 6, 2022. We began registering students during the month of January.

 

Our 3's class will meet Monday-Wednesday, 9-11:30am and our 4's/5's class will meet Monday-Thursday, 9:00-11:30am. If your family is interested in enrolling your child, please call our office at 217-428-4336 or email                 .

 

We have found several wonderful staff members who are excited to join our team but we are still looking to hire an additional part-time preschool teacher. We are in communication with the Early Education Department at Millikin      University about recruitment possibilities and are planning to create internship opportunities for their education students as well.  If you have any suggestions of candidates we might pursue, please don’t hesitate to let us know. 

 

One of things we want to emphasize with the preschool’s re-opening is a stronger connection with the members of Central.  We plan to post volunteer opportunities to help support the preschool as they arise.  For now, be on the lookout for a “Playground Work Day” sometime this Spring, led by one of our preschool board members, Mike Munos.

 

Please spread the word with friends and family about our preschool!  

 

Blessings – Michael

 

 

 

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Thank you & Scouting Updates wanted

Thank you to Dennis Downey for the generous donation of updating the scholarship plaques!

 

Are there any Central Christian Church Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, or Cub Scouts who received the God and Country Award or the God in Community Award in the last fifteen years? If so, Please contact Dennis Downey. We would like to add your name to the appropriate awards plaques.

Dennis Downey’s contact information:

217-877-4485

 

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Reminder: Hospitalizations

When you enter any hospital, please phone the church so that ministers and elders can pray for you and visit you.  Regulations to protect your privacy as a patient prohibit hospitals from notifying your pastors as they previously did.  For the hospital to release this information requires your specific permission, and often your permission is never even requested, especially if you enter the hospital through the Emergency Room.  Any time you are in the hospital more than forty-eight hours and no one from Central has been in contact with you, you may be sure that the church does not know you are hospitalized.  Help us provide good pastoral care!

 

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News from the Preschool

 

As most of you know, our preschool opened in 1965 and has been educating and nurturing young children in our community ever since! Unfortunately, in the spring of 2020, the school closed due to challenges with COVID-19. However, over the last few months, I, along with the preschool board members, have been working hard to explore the possibility of reopening our wonderful preschool. During this time we have been able to get approval from the Illinois Department of Child and Family Services to reopen in the Fall of 2022. We have some promising leads on teachers and staff members and are excited to begin the process of registering students in the new year.   

 

I am honored to help reopen the school. As a parent and an educator, I can say first-hand that Central Christian Preschool provides students with an amazing foundation for the rest of their lives. Students get to play and explore but they also learn about God's love, kindness and being a good citizen - which I believe is equally important to academic learning! Our church has always been tremendously supportive of our preschool in many different ways. So today we ask for your prayers and thank you for your continual support. We look forward to working together to help guide children on their life-long journey of growth and discovery.  

 

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