Children First Preschool


Our curriculum and teaching supports:

Children First Christian Preschool provides a variety of developmentally appropriate activities, through individual and group experiences, which encourages each child to discover who they are and develop a positive self-image. We recognize that children learn by discovery through active engagement.
We believe play has intent and purpose.

*Personal development of self-esteem through the support of individual strengths
*Understanding and acceptance of self and others
*Cooperative and respectful group behavior
*Coordination of both small and large motor skills
*Increased independence, critical thinking skills, and creative problem solving
*Health and safety habits
*Self-expression through art, music, and language
*Developmentally appropriate skills in the areas of: word/number concepts,
color/shape recognition, listening and following instructions, letter/name/
number recognition and writing skills
*Development of Christian living habits, such as sharing, respect for others,
awareness of right and wrong and an appreciation for individual differences


We enhance the spiritual growth of our children through a special time set aside each day to gather within the classroom or church sanctuary and celebrate God’s Love. We listen to Bible stories, sing songs, do finger plays, share and pray. This special time is led by our preschool or church staff.

We take monthly field trips to local care centers. The children have an opportunity to socialize with the residents. We work on projects, sing songs and read stories hand-in-hand. The appreciation and love shared by the residents and children is indescribable.

Class Offerings:

Noah’s Animals: 33 months-3 years

The emphasis for the 33 mos-3 year olds is social and emotional development, developing fine and gross motor skills, and hand-eye coordination. Fun themes provide a basis for planned experiences.

Activities are developed in music, art, dramatic play, movement, language and books to enhance our children’s growth. We will explore concepts in name recognition, colors, shapes and numbers. Teacher coached and interactive play will be an important part of this classroom experience.


  • Two day morning class, Monday and Wednesday, OR Tuesday and Thursday

$75.00 per month/ $675.00 per year

  • Four day morning class, Monday thru Thursday

$150.00 per month/ $1,530 per year





Jesus’ Gems: 4 year olds-PreKindergarten

Jesus’ Gems has a stimulating themed curriculum. Focus will be on name recognition/writing skills, math and science concepts, basic Kindergarten readiness skills, language development and self-expression. Cooperation and problem solving will be incorporated in small and large group learning. Continued learning in social, emotional, large/small motor skills and personal development is also part of this class.

Two day morning class, Monday and Wednesday OR Tuesday and Thursday

  • $75.00 per month/$675.00 per year

Four day morning class, Monday thru Thursday

  • $150.00 per month/$1,530.00 per year

Five day morning class, Monday thru Friday

  • $185.00 per month/$1,665.00 per year

Five Day all day class, Monday thru Friday

  • $380.00 per month/$3,420.00 per year




Friday Friends: 33 months-PreKindergarten

This class is an additional class geared to enhance the other programs and give children from 33 mos-5 years of age an opportunity to extend their preschool experience. Preschoolers will have the opportunity to work together in a multi-aged group and develop their social and leadership skills. This class will go into greater depth of creativity, language development and self-expression.

Add Friday Friends to make a three day session

  • Additional $35.00 per month/ or $315.00 per year



Registration for 2018/19

Click here: Registration Form 18-19 Rev.

Registration is taken anytime throughout the Preschool year (Sept.-May) pending available space in the class.

A non-refundable $50.00 Registration/Activity Fee along with the Registration form should be sent to “Children First” Christian Preschool, 2100 Riverview Drive, Little Falls, MN 56345. Make checks payable to: “First Lutheran Church”.
Questions please call Gail Hittesdorf, Director at First Lutheran Church Office 632-6667.





Worship Times

First Lutheran Church
2100 Riverview Drive
Little Falls MN 56345
320-632-1050 fax

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Sunday Worship times:

8:30 and 10:30 a.m.




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