you wonder how Rabbit Hill got
its name? In 1948 at the former
St. Paul's United Church of
Christ in Springfield, a nursery
school was organized and named
after a book by Robert Lawson
entitled "Rabbit Hill."
The book was awarded the Newberry
Medal in 1945 for "the
most distinguished contribution
to American literature for children."
Over the years Rabbit Hill has
traveled. In 1975 it found its
present home at the First Presbyterian
Church of Springfield. Today
the preschool offers two, three
and four-day morning programs
for the three to five year-old
child. Many things have changed
through time; buildings, teachers,
directors, toys and games. But
one thing has remained the same:
children are still eager to
learn and our motto still holds
true - "learning with love."
We provide a
nurturing environment, emphasizing
social and emotional growth.
We believe that play is the
serious work of the child.
Each class is led by a teacher
plus an aide with fourteen or
sixteen children per class.
The half-day session has a balance
of free play and guided group
activities, quiet and active
times, stories, art, music and
movement and outdoor play.
Our three spacious classrooms
are bright and cheery and provide
a safe and secure environment
for the children. An intercom
system between classrooms keeps
the teachers in constant contact.
The rooms contain centers and
equipment such as housekeeping,
sandbox, arts and crafts, puzzles,
books, climbing or riding equipment,
large trucks and blocks. We
have a fun-filled playground
that provides additional exercise
in good weather. The four year-old
classes enjoy several field
trips throughout the year.
We are located
inside the First Presbyterian
Church on the corner of Summit
and Cascade Roads in Springfield,
We have ample parking facilities
with easy access into each classroom.
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