Play....Explore.....Learn....Grow - where your child will flourish
About Us

First Presbyterian Preschool, founded in 1954, offers a weekday early childhood education experience that provides a developmentally appropriate, play-based curriculum and a focus on nature. We serve children 2 1/2 to 5 years of age. 


  It is the mission of First Presbyterian Preschool to extend the ministry of First Presbyterian Church to young children and their families by imparting a lifelong love of learning through meaningful play-based experiences with an emphasis on a child’s social, cognitive, emotional, physical, and character development.

Core Values

First Presbyterian Preschool helps your child CLIMB high
 to a successful future!

                   Building Character Formation
                    Multi-sensory experiences
              Intentional teaching
            Love of learning
         C hrist Centered


 Care Philosophy  
  • Respect for each individual child
  • Strive for Continuity of Care
  • Provide an atmosphere of care and routine that children can predict and trust
  • Nurturing the whole child - emotionally, physically, spiritually & cognitively
  • Staff will be well versed in supporting the needs of children within the age range of their classroom - age appropriate expectations
  • Provide responsive care giving to all children
  • Build invested relationships between all children, families, and staff 
   Learning Philosophy 
  • We understand that parents are a child’s first and best teacher.  Our role is to assist parents in this critical work
  • Provide an environment where children are actively guided through Social and Emotional skill development
  • Children are competent and capable and have the right to construct their own knowledge  based on their interests, strengths, curiosities, and developing skills 
  • Teachers respect children's processes of learning and provide positive direction, guidance and support when needed - supported by Creative Curriculum
  • Provide intentionally planned small group work and dynamic learning environments 
  • Our whole community embraces collaborative learning (children, staff, families)
  • Use reflective practices to review and improve programs on an ongoing basis 
  • The roles of teachers are clearly defined to provide clarity of expectations between staff and families for the sake of accountability
  • Routines and rituals are embedded into the daily life of classrooms so children are able to anticipate what their time at school will look like
  • Teachers are actively engaged in current research to enhance the quality of care we provide
  • Teachers are expected to develop their expertise and skill set for working with ages of children for which they are most passionate 
  • Teachers/Staff use observation, documentation, and reflective practice to inform their curriculum planning and developmentally appropriate learning experiences - supported by Creative Curriculum
  • Shared Care and Learning Philosophy within First Presbyterian Preschool Community to provide for consistent language, classroom environments, and support for all children.

Spiritual Emphasis   

First Presbyterian Preschool is a Christian Preschool.  Learning prayers, Bible stories, Character Development is taught at First Presbyterian Preschool.  Families of all world views are welcome and not discriminated against with the understanding that our teaching is done with a Christian world view in a Christian context.


Our program is a play-based, project rich, hands-on, creative and thematic curriculum. Children will develop strong thinking skills, interpersonal social skills, a love for learning, and a curiosity for exploration.  The Pre-K program is a slightly more academic model of the curriculum with an emphasis on Kindergarten Readiness skills.

Teachers attend to children’s communication skills, fine and gross motor skills, cognitive development,  physical, social emotional development, sensory  
and personal well-being.

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Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

First Presbyterian Preschool
1820 15th St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 402-6386