Word of life Preschool, under the guidance of the Illinois Early Learning Standards, provides a program that involves each child in daily acitivities which allow them to gain experience in social, emotional, and cognitive skills, physical endurance and the foundation of strong values.  This is accomplished in a warm and loving Christian environment which focuses on the whole child.  Children are provided with a carefully planned atmosphere which is both stimulating and exciting.  The classroom provides materials and experiences which allow them to immerse themselves in their learning.  The curriculum ministers to the needs of each child and allows each child to grow and learn at his/her own developmental level.  The curriculum is based on units of study including a theme and bible story.  Learning centers in the classroom provide a variety of acitivities, including literacy and writing, math and science, art and music, sensory acitivties and dramatic play.  There is a balance between large and small group time as well as individual time to learn and explore.  Word of Life Preschool has excellent teacher to student ratios and spacious classrooms that allow children to explore and discover.  The preschool also has an indoor large motor room and a newly renovated playground to encourage children to be active and allow them the space to move and develop their gross motor skills. Overall, Word of Life Preschool recognizes that God has given us a very special opportinity to help children blossom in so many ways and learn to put God first as they travel on their own journey through life.  


    Contact us at 630-355-7648  or email: Director@wordoflife.net

  • Jacqui Grisenthwaite, Director

    My name is Jacqui Grisenthwaite and I am the Director of Word of Life Preschool.  I believe a quality early childhood education is key to helping children become confident students who are excited to explore, discover and learn new things each day.  I am proud to be a part of a preschool and teaching staff who see children as a gift from God and work incredibly hard to love, teach, and educate each child.  God has blessed me in many ways and I am prepared to do His work, through Word of Life Preschool.

  • Darlene Richards,  4/5 Year-Olds – Penguins

    My name is Darlene and I teach the Penguin Pre-K class.  I have taught over 20 years at WOL Preschool.  I have a bachelor's degree in Music Education and Elementary Teaching from Elmhurst College.  I look forward to meeting each group of children year after year and helping them learn and grow. 

  • Kristen Hogsed,  4 Year-Olds – Turtles

    My name is Kristen and I am one of the teachers in the Turtles Pre-K class.  I have taught over 5 years at WOL Preschool.  I have a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and taught at the elementary school level before teaching preschool.  Teaching children has always been my passion and I am thrilled to be a part of helping to proide an exciting learning environment for your child.

  • Julie Bastianoni,  4 Year-Olds – Turtles

    My name is Julie and I am one of the Turtles Pre-K teachers.  I have taught at WOL Preschool over 5 years and  I have a Bachelor's Degree in both Early Childhood Education and Psychology.  I love being a part of Word of Life Preschool and feel blessed to have been given the opportinity to teach young children.

  • Tamara Chandler, 3 Year-Olds – Guppies

     My name is Tamara and I teach in the 3 year old Guppies classroom. I have over 20 years of experience working with young children and have taught at WOL Preschool the for many years. I earned a Bachelor and Masters degree in Counseling Psychology.  I thoroughly enjoy being a part of WOL teaching staff and helping children learn and grow.

  • Melissa Peterson, 2.5 Year-Olds – Teddy Bears

     My name is Melissa and I have taught at WOL Preschool for over 10 years.  I have a degree in Elementary Education and a reading endorsement as well.  I really enjoy being a teacher and WOL Preschool and look forward to getting to know the students and their parents each year.

  • Holly Ramsburg, 2.5 Year-Olds – Teddy Bears

    My name is Holly and I have recently joined WOL Preschool as the teachers assistant in the 2.5 year old class.  I have worked professionally with children in a preschool soccer program and on a volunteer basis.  I really enjoy being a Teacher Assistant at WOL Preschool and look forward to growing and learning with the children each year.  

  • Melissa Czyzyk-Guppies & Book Buddies Literacy

    My name is Melissa and I teach in the Guppies and  Book Buddies literacy class.  I have a degree in Theater Arts I also earned my Illinois teaching certificate in Elementary Education through a graduate program.  I feel very blessed to be part of a wonderful Christian preschool and to be able to share my love of learning and literature with the students.  

  • Mary Hensley-Literacy

    My name is Mary and I have worked at WOL Preschool for several years as a subsitute, office assistant, and as the teachers assistant in the literacy class.  I have many years experience working with young children and truly enjoy being a part of the teaching staff at WOL Preschool.

  • Tiffany Schneider-Literacy

    My name is Tiffany Schneider and I am the teacher for theLiteracy Lions class class.  I have many years experience working with young children and look forward to a great school year.