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First Presbyterian Preschool Program

16 Leon Sullivan Way
Charleston, WV 25301

(304) 343-8961


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The First Presbyterian Preschool Program was established in October, 1946 as a Weekday School Kindergarten to provide an early childhood education program for the members of this church and community. While the structure of the school has occasionally changed, the Program has continued to be dedicated to the promotion of sound physical, intellectual, social, emotional, and spiritual growth of children in their formative years. We look upon our school as a small community that seeks to educate children to be creative, loving, and caring individuals. Our challenge is to provide a climate for growth where children are helped to understand their world through the full use of their senses , feelings, and intellects. To this end we base our program on three educational principles:
First, we believe a child's self-image
is the most important ingredient in the learning process.
Second, we believe each child
is a unique creation in his or her abilities, interests, and feelings.
Third, we believe that play is vital to a child's learning. It is the medium of
self-expression and the way each child organizes and makes sense of the world."
Excerpted from the preschool's website