Open Hands Preschool


Open Hands Preschool is a part of the Christian education program of the Waterman United Methodist and Presbyterian Churches. We are licensed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. Our preschool offers:


* A Christian learning center

* Loving, caring, and qualified teachers

* A quality developmental program for children ages 3 to 5

* An opportunity for your child to feel safe, loved, challenged, and important in an educational environment

* Opportunities for parent input and participation

* A fully equipped indoor playroom and a large outdoor fenced in play area





Mon. Wed. Fri.   8:30-11:00 AM      4-5 year olds

Tue. & Thu.        8:30-11:00 AM         3 year olds


* Open Hands Preschool follows the Indian Creek School District's calendar for holidays and closings.

* Student-to-teacher ratio will not exceed 10:1.






Open Hands Preschool is a non-profit organization. All fees received are used to employ staff, purchase supplies and equipment, and to maintain the facilities. 


3 days per week - $120 per month

2 days per week - $85 per month


* There is a $35 (non-refundable) registration fee per family per year. To guarantee enrollment, be sure to include this fee with the registration form.

          Pre-Registration for the 2015-2016 school year is now open.   Registration Form


Any questions?

Call 815-264-3991 (Waterman UMC) or send an email to