To build a caring community of young learners, empowered by the Word of God, and through the work of the  Holy Spirit nurture faith building & inspiring joyful learning and a commitment to Christ engaging children to be disciples.

Mission Statement

Gathering children to Jesus by teaching, nurturing, and equipping them to be disciples.

Purpose & Goal

  • Our purpose is to minister to the children of St. John Lutheran Preschool.

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”  (Mark 10:14 NIV)

  • To be a strong support system to the parents of St. John Lutheran Preschool.

“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.”  (Proverbs 22:6 NIV)

  • Our goal is to nurture, teach and equip children to be joyful disciples of Christ.

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations…”  (Matthew 28:19 NIV)

If you would like to visit or enroll in St. John Lutheran Preschool, please call Val Gaede, Director/PK Teacher at 630.668.0701 x436 or contact at

Families are encouraged to schedule a private tour.

A non-refundable application fee of $85 is required for each child enrolling in our preschool or pre-kindergarten programs. The fee must be included with the completed application form. Please return the application and fee payment in person or via the mail.

St. John Preschool offers a variety of class options.

3 Year Old Preschool:

2 Day Preschool Tuesday/Thursday
(Limit 14 with Aide)

3 Day Preschool  Monday/Wednesday/Friday
(Limit 14 with Aide)

4 Day Preschool Monday through Thursday
(Limit 14 with Aide)

4/5 Year Old Pre-Kindergarten:

3 Day A.M. Pre-Kindergarten Monday/Tuesday/Thursday (Limit 18 with Aide) 

4 Day A.M. Pre-Kindergarten Monday through Thursday (Limit 18 with Aide)

3 Day P.M. Pre-Kindergarten Monday/Tuesday/Thursday (Limit 12 with Aide)

Our Staff


Val Gaede
Preschool Director/Teacher
Phone: 630-668-0701 x436
Fax: 630-682-1504

Gretchen Scheel
Preschool Teacher
Phone: 630-668-0701 x403
Fax: 630-682-1504


Penny Rosenwinkel
Music Specialist and
Teaching Assistant

Amy Chester
Classroom Assistant

Heather Greubel
Classroom Assistant