In the Senior groups, children are helped to further enhance their ability
Teachers in these groups help children grow in their understanding of their
Teachers continue to help children develop positive attitudes toward small
Two year olds are learning to be comfortable away from home and in a small
It is our belief that young children develop their abilities best in a warm and loving atmosphere. We believe that each child differs from all other children in many respects, and each age has its own special needs and characteristics. Stages of development follow one another in an orderly progression, but this progression moves forward at different rates for different children.
First Presbyterian Preschool allows for the individuality of each child in order to build positive attitudes toward self, others, and learning. Children’s understanding of the world around them, and thus their intellectual development, is stimulated through play. Through play children expand their language skills, formulate theories, solve problems, and develop curiousity. In the Preschool children are presented with opportunities to choose freely among activities including creative art, language activities, science and nature, music, blocks and building materials, dramatic play, and more.
The amazing teachers here give children the confidence to thrive and succeed. They really do go above and beyond to help your child with anything they may need. When the time came, our daughter was very prepared and ready for kindergarten.
When I go to drop off my children at the preschool I am confident they are competent caring hands and I feel good. They also receive experiences they may otherwise not receive and these experiences will stay with them for a life time.
Our goal is to provide each child with a healthy, positive early learning experience. In order to attain this goal, we will assist the child:
- To grow in independence
- To make decisions and choices
- To develop self-control and self-direction
- To learn to get along with and relate to others
- To develop curiosity, thinking and reasoning
- To learn compassion, respect and tolerance
- To develop language skills
- To develop an understanding of his/her physical world
- To develop large and small motor skills
- To build self-confidence and self-reliance by encouraging the expression of ideas
- To develop the idea that the church and the school are safe and supportive places for children.