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First Presbyterian Preschool of Tallahassee, Florida

110 North Adams Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Phone:
(850) 222-4587

Website:

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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"First Presbyterian Preschool provides a safe, nurturing environment for young children of diverse economic, racial, and religious backgrounds. Human development research indicates that there are universal, predictable sequences of growth and change that occur in children. At the same time we recognize that each child is a unique person with an individual pattern and timing of growth as well as an individual personality, learning style, and family background. The appreciation of all of these factors provides the framework for the learning environment at this school.

The program follows the guidelines for “Developmentally Appropriate Practice” as defined and published by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The curriculum is based on the basic developmental needs of young children. It offers opportunities and activities through an integrated approach. We believe that young children learn most effectively through concrete, play-oriented activities and that learning is an interactive process. Teachers prepare the environment for children to learn through active exploration and interaction with adults, other children, and materials. These activities match the child’s interest and understanding. All interactions and activities are designed to develop the child’s positive feelings towards learning. We take seriously our responsibility to prepare the children for kindergarten and offer many different learning opportunities with early literacy and math skills. We also work with the children on the important social skills that they will need all through life.

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Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Preschool opens at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast served to those children whose parents request it. Other children arriving early will be supervised at play. We prefer that the children be at school before 9am so that they can participate fully in the morning activities.

The afternoon activities include nap time, snack, a group time for stories, art, music, outdoor play, and indoor play.

Preschool closes at 5:30 p.m.

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Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up