Mission Statement

The mission of St. John Lutheran Preschool is to build a caring community of young learners, in a safe nurturing environment of age appropriate play, organized activities and progressive learning experiences which help the young child to grow socially, emotionally, spiritually, academically and physically doing all to the glory of God.

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 gaede@stjohnwheaton.org.

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