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First Presbyterian Church

2101 Utica Street
Plainview, TX 79072

(806) 296-2604


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

Although our day includes play and free/choice center-based activities, our curriculum meets the standards set for pre-k education set by TEA. Many literacy and math activities are teacher-led learning games.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
  • equipment labels, name labels/symbols
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
  • manipulative learning games
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • science manipulatives
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
  • twice-weekly music with a pianist
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
  • safe surfacing under all climbing equipment
Other subjects taught Junior American Citizens Club is sponsored by the DAR and provides instruction about American heroes, traditions, and citizenship to pre-k students.

From the Director:

Our curriculum has been developed by taking the best of many sources over a 35-yr period to meet the needs of our students and the kindergarten requirements.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Chidren are lovingly instructed with individual attention as needed. Each child's level of learning is taken into account when activities are planned.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

We strive to make our school a place where your child can learn, play, feel secure and happy, and get a head start on their educational journey. Our classes are small with a staff that is loving and fully qualified to
help your child develop a love for learning. We have a convenient west-side location and offer
early drop-off @ 7:45 at no extra charge.

A Typical Day

Twice a week we have music with a pianist and our pre-k class has music & movement and Junior American Citizen club once a week.
We offer developmentally apppropriate learning activities in a center-based environment each day. Outside play is scheduled each day--weather permitting. Holiday parties and two family-centered programs are held each year.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

An individual meeting with each family/child is scheduled before admission. A group parent informational meeting is held in Sept. shortly after school begins. A monthly calendar and newsletter is provided to each family. Communication is open and friendly on a daily basis with each teacher, with special communications as needed sent in each child's folder. Learning assessments are sent home in January and May. There is a parent center with materials pertinent to early childhood education displayed in the hallway. We are affiliated with PISD to offer any special services that a child may need.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school

Handling Separation: From the Director

Children are encouraged in a loving manner to join in play. There is an area in the classroom to wave goodby to parents as they leave. Usually separation anxieties are calmed with minutes.