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.
Presbyterian Preschool helps your child
to a successful future!
Building Character Formation
Love of learning
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
- Build invested relationships
between all children, families, and staff
- 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
are competent and capable and have the right to construct their own knowledge based on their interests, strengths,
curiosities, and developing skills
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
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
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
Care and Learning Philosophy within First Presbyterian Preschool Community to
provide for consistent language, classroom environments, and support for all
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.
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.