Second Congregational Preschool Mission Statement

The mission of Second Congregational UCC Preschool is to provide a safe, nurturing, play-based learning environment that helps the child to grow socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually. We include families and the community as partners in the child’s educational experience.

Our Philosopy


We believe young children are capable individuals who learn best through play. Open-ended materials and opportunities for child-directed play encourage independence, creativity, discovery, problem-solving and self-esteem.  Teachers extend the child’s learning through teacher-led activities and by providing an enriching environment, engaging with the children during play and watching for that teachable moment.  Our program builds capable, confident children, instilled with a life-long love of learning.