First Pres. Preschool offers unique play experiences both outside and inside, cares about allergies, encourages character development, and invites parents to be involved.
Character Assemblies: During our monthly Character Trait Assemblies, traits such as Cooperation, Giving, Sharing, Respect, and Perseverance are explored on an age appropriate level with a short story and activity. At First Presbyterian Preschool, we understand that we are not only educating students, but providing children with their first educational experience. We want them to feel nurtured and respected as people while they are here, and take those skills with them as they move into the world around them.
Gym: Another unique opportunity we offer our preschool students is a weekly gym class during the months of November through April. Our 3-year-old classes have gym once a week, while our Pre-K classes enjoy gym twice a week. We are very fortunate to have a certified gym teacher who provides 30 minutes of organized gross motor activities; playing games, basketball, soccer, etc. Our children LOVE their gym class!
Outdoor Play and Indoor Recess: We are very fortunate to have a large, beautiful, fenced in playground and we make use of it all year long! We know little bodies need to move and pride ourselves in making sure our students get outside almost every day. Even throughout the winter! When severe cold or rain keeps us in, we still have recess down in our “gym” with mats, slides, and all kinds of gross motor skills play.
Nut-Free: Keeping each and every one of our students safe at school is our top priority. First Presbyterian Preschool works diligently to assure all our snacks during school are nut free.
Parent Involvement: Our school welcomes and encourages our parents, and grandparents, to participate in their child’s preschool experience. We love help on field trips of all kinds, planning special preschool events, classroom activities, and helping out as a “Gym Parent”. Parents are very important in making their child’s preschool experience the best it can be!