Little Friends Preschool, a ministry of Salem First Friends Church, is located on 16 partially wooded acres within the city of Salem, OH, and provides a quality preschool education for children ages 3-5 in a caring and warm environment. Our teachers are state-certified professionals and participate in annual continuing education.

We provide activities which will help your child develop socially, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. We endeavor to help each child develop a positive self-image and also learn positive means of emotional expression. Sharing, cooperation, and politeness are encouraged as children learn to interact with one another. Learning centers are provided to enhance development of large and small motor skills, hand/eye coordination, math skills, reading readiness, and creativity.

We have two classes at Little Friends Preschool. Our “Voyagers” class will be comprised of our 4 and 5-year-old students, and they will be preparing for their ultimate voyage off to kindergarten! Our 3 year-old class (and early 4 year-olds) is called our “Explorers.” For many of these young students, this will be their first time in a formal classroom, and we can’t wait to guide their journey as they learn and explore new skills and experiences.

We employ The Creative Curriculum and utilize quality children’s literature, music, science activities, as well as field trips to help build a solid foundation for formal learning. A typical day includes learning centers, circle time, snack, outdoor/large motor activity, crafts, music, and storytime.

For the 2024-25 school-year, preschool is in session from 9:00 – 12:00pm. We offer 3, 4, and 5-day schedules, and our rates can be found on the Rates Page.

Little Friends Preschool, a non-profit ministry extension of First Friends Church, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, or national origin.