Here at First Presbyterian Church Preschool, in obedience to God’s Word, our vision and mission is to educate and nurture the preschool-aged children of our church and our community through loving Christian instruction in a quality learning environment.
We seek to provide a preschool experience that will facilitate learning, foster self-esteem and encourage spiritual growth at your child’s own pace.
“Train up a child in the way he should go, when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6
We offer a Developmental Readiness Program designed to ensure that each child develops his/her cognitive, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual potential based on his/her ability to understand and internalize the concepts needed for growth in these five areas.
Our three curriculums are combinations of the Creative Hands-On Curriculum recommended by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and Work Jobs, which uses Whole Language, Fastie Alphabet, Letter People, and Biblical teachings to foster learning. Our children learn through repetitive, creative exposure to and performance of tasks/concepts to be learned because the retention of information learned increases with the number of senses used to learn it.
We encourage acquisition of both gross and fine motor skills through large and small muscle activities during music and exercise in the classroom and on the playground.
Spiritual, Emotional, Social
Daily Bible activities and weekly Chapel classes (held on Wednesdays) encourage children to develop responsible Christian behaviors. In classes, our teachers, by developing supportive relationships with the children, by sharing Bible stories, and by example, encourage their students to:
- see themselves as secure Children of God, created just the way God designed them
- respond to God’s love by being concerned for and compassionate with others, especially those in need; and
- develop a respect for and a desire to protect all God’s creations.
What Parents are Saying…
“We were new to the area two years ago and visited numerous preschools. I knew immediately First Pres would be a great fit for our kids. The teachers are so loving and offer a nurturing learning environment. All of the parents are very involved and make it feel like one big family. Attending First Pres has been a positive experience for both of our children and we are grateful to have found it.
“What greater compliment could you give this program than a child who cried on her days off from school because she wanted to be there so badly?”
“If I had to describe F.P.C. Preschool – the first word that comes to mind is “family.” We relocated to South Florida with no friends or family in the state and we stumbled upon this preschool. From the first moments we walked in you could feel the warmth and see the smiles on everyone’s faces. Two years later we not only have a child graduating but have made so many new friendships that will last forever. I can’t thank them enough for all they have done for my children and my family.
“My daughter just completed her first year at First Presbyterian Preschool. I can honestly say it was such a wonderful year for her to grow. I am a teacher myself and out of all the preschools I looked at, not one had what First Pres. does. It is so nurturing and loving and safe. It feels like a family when you walk in and out every day, and parental involvement is so important there. We couldn’t be happier and we highly recommend this wonderful preschool. Thank you Miss Diana for running such a fabulous preschool!”
“We are so glad and blessed to have our daughter in this school where the people really love and care about kids. During Pre K 3 and Pre K 4 our child was so happy to go and learn there – that it’s hard to find another now that meets all our expectations. The teachers are fantastic! Thank you so much for such dedication and for treating our kids so well. Our first memories of school will be great thanks to you all.
“First Pres Preschool has been the best choice we made for our children. The teachers exemplify true love, compassion, understanding and teaching skills of the highest caliber. Not to be understated is the leader of this group, Miss Diana. She and her staff have given God, friendships, learning skills, guidance and lifelong memories to help my children to perform to the best of their abilities. I would highly recommend this school for any preschooler.”
“Having had a child enrolled here each year for the past seven years, I have been so pleased with our overall experience that I wouldn’t dream of sending any of them elsewhere. I am also pleased to say that with another little one on the way, we will enjoy several more years of happy memories at First Presbyterian Preschool!”
Piper Johnson Crisafi, proud mother of four.
“We are in our 3rd and final year with one son and will begin a second year with another son next year. Our experience has been nothing short of wonderful. Its a very nurturing environment with a lot of family involvement. The teachers are fantastic and they really care for our children in every way. The only bad thing is First Pres has set the bar so high that other schools pale in comparison.
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