Our Mission

As the First Presbyterian Preschool, we are committed to a loving and nurturing educational experience of the highest quality, inspiring each child in the name of Jesus Christ.

Our Curriculum 

Themes are changed on a monthly basis, but fall under the following headings. All class activities are prepared for appropriate developmental stages. Our Preschool Class also utilizes the Handwriting Without Tears Curriculum.

  • Pre Math
  • Language
  • Physical Skills: Gross and Fine Motor
  • Science
  • Creative Expression
  • Music Appreciation
  • Social Development
  • Safety
  • Bible Focus

Enrichment Activities

Enrichment activities are provided mainly for our 3 and 4 year old classes, but younger children are invited to attend when appropriate. We  have Monthly Visits from:

  • Sharon Clarke – Storyteller
  • Stretch-n-Grow (fitness program)
  • Catawba Science Center
  • Hickory Museum of Art
  • Bi-Weekly Chapel Times

Outdoor Play

Weather permitting, each class plays outdoors daily. We are equipped with three developmental appropriate playgrounds. Babies and toddlers often stroll downtown. When weather does not allow outdoor play, First Presbyterian offers KidzSpace as an indoor activity space!

Choice of Days

Babies, Toddlers, and Twos are offered three choices of days to attend preschool:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Tuesday, Thursday
  • Monday through Friday

Three year olds:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Monday through Friday

Four year olds:

  • Monday through Friday

Because we strive to offer a nurturing and educational environment to the highest quality, we do not allow parents to bring their child on days in which they are not registered. For more information please contact Sarah via email or by phone at 828-322-6343.


237 2nd St. NW
Hickory, NC 28601

Tel: (828) 322-6343


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