First School Child Development Center

At First School we are committed to providing high quality early education for young children. Our curriculum is developmentally appropriate and focused on meeting the needs and interests of each child in a small-group environment. Educated and loving teachers model Christian values and implement activities which foster kindness, friendships, creativity, curiosity, teamwork, and fun through hands-on learning and exploration. We have approximately 110 children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old. We are committed to the high standards set by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

What Makes First School Special?

Besides our wonderful families, teachers, and children and the loving support and nurture of First Presbyterian Church, the children enjoy weekly Spanish classes, an exemplary Music program, Children's Chapel, visits to the Currie Library, 4 age appropriate playgrounds, strong support from the PTA, opportunities for fellowship, and outreach within the community.  First School is more than high quality child care.  First School is a place where children and families grow together surrounded by God's love. 

Download the First School Parent Handbook (PDF)


Tuition for First School includes morning educational programs, two snacks and a nutritious lunch from the church’s kitchen. A one-time, non-refundable fee of $25/child must be submitted with the application for the waiting list. An annual registration and educational supplies fee of $50/child is due each August. Limited financial assistance is available.

First School classes and monthly tuition

Effective June 1, 2013

Moonbeamers (younger infants)
Ratio: 1:4
Class size: 8

Stargazers (younger infants)
Ratio: 1:4
Class size: 8

Daydreamers (older infants)
Ratio: 1:4
Class size: 8

Rainbow (16-24 months)
Ratio: 1:5
Class size: 10

Treehouse (younger 2s)
Ratio: 1:8
Class size: 16

Caterpillars (older 2s)
Ratio: 1:8
Class size: 16

Forest Critters (3s)
Ratio: 1:8
Class size: 16

Sea Creatures (4s)
Ratio: 1:7
Class size: 14

Barn Yard Buddies (5s)
Ratio: 1:9
Class size: 18

Limited space available in various classrooms. Call the office, 478-4780, for information.


Parents are invited to visit and talk with our staff. Applications may be obtained from the school office or via download (pdf) and will be accepted at any time. A waiting list is used to fill vacancies as they occur. Every effort is made to maintain an educationally appropriate balance of gender, age, ethnicity and identified special needs.

Call (336) 478-4780 to schedule a tour.

First School Staff

  • Call our office, (336) 478-4760, to learn more about First School or to schedule a tour.