Little Friends Goals & Curriculum

Little Friends Preschool’s goal is to prepare children academically for Kindergarten while helping them grow socially and emotionally.

Located at St. Paul UCC, classes are held September through May for children ages 3-5.  Each age group has its own class led by qualified, dedicated teachers who provide a friendly and supportive atmosphere.  Children participate in a variety of classroom activities, outdoor play and field trips.  While religious doctrine is not explicitly taught, classes are led in the spirit of Christian community to help the children grow.

Our Classes


About the Director

Jody Taake – Jody lives in Columbia with her husband Jeff and two children, Clara and Maxwell. She graduated from SIU Edwardsville with a B.S. in Early Childhood Education and an emphasis in Psychology. She taught in the Columbia School District as a substitute teacher for three years and has been teaching preschool for the past seven years. Jody served on the board of Christian Education here at St. Paul UCC prior to becoming director and teacher at Little Friends Preschool. She enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, cooking and photography.

Email:  littlefriends@stpaulucc4u.org
Phone: (618) 604-1949

Photo Gallery

Happy Halloween!We love dressing up like our heroes!Field trip days are the best days!Archeology is even more fun when it's with cookies.

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Sponsored by St. Paul's Board of Christian Education. While religious doctrine is not explicitly taught, the classes are taught within the context of the Christian community. The school maintains the standards set by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.