First Kids Preschool

First Kids Preschool strives to nurture each child’s individuality and innate curiosities in a loving, Christian environment. Our goal is to instill a desire for lifelong learning as we prepare preschoolers for kindergarten and the world beyond. 

Our Philosophy

We believe that each child is unique, and we do our best to nurture the intrinsic God-given gifts that each one brings and shares with us. We also believe that what truly makes a difference in a child’s life, beneath the method, materials, and curriculum, is a teacher who cares about each child and who teaches from the heart.

Toddlers and preschool children all learn best by “doing.” They are active learners who gain knowledge by acting directly on and with concrete objects. Through these actions, they can draw conclusions about their world. Within our daily classroom routine, we have many hands-on activities and projects designed to be stimulating and fun for your child. It is exciting to watch our toddlers and preschoolers as they tirelessly experiment and investigate the world.

TODDLERS

18 Month – 2 Year Old

Classes meet Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

 

Our fluid routine allows children many opportunities to:

  • Explore a variety of art media
  • Enjoy sensory experiences
  • Participate in music and movement activities
  • Read new stories as well as their old favorites
  • Run, climb, and play in the gym or on the playground
  • Learn about God’s great love for each one of us

THREE, FOUR AND FIVE YEAR OLD CLASSES

Classes meet on Monday—Friday

All 3, 4 and 5 year old children enjoy daily experiences in:

  • Art
  • Music
  • Fine and Large Motor Work
  • Math
  • Literacy
  • Science
  • Handwriting Without Tears

Afternoon Enrichment opportunities are offered and include activities such as Yoga, Sports Skills, Cooking, Art, Spanish, Science and Stretch & Grow.

 

What Our Preschool Families Say About Us.....

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TODDLERS CLASS

Ages 18 months to 2 years old

Primary Caregivers provide a safe haven as your child learns how to separate from mom and dad as well as how to function in a group, two very important developmental tasks. We provide many opportunities for our toddlers to explore their world within a safe and loving environment.

Three Year Old Class

Children may attend 2, 3, or 4 days per week.

We embrace purposeful play and exploration to help children develop skills in cooperative play, listening, following directions, self-help, and communicating their needs with their developing language. Our daily lessons include early literacy and math activities

We provide many opportunities for our toddlers to explore their world within a safe and loving environment.

Four Year Old Class

Children may attend 3, 4 or 5 days per week.

We prepare children for the transition to Kindergarten through purposeful play and exploration, continuing our focus on early literacy, math, fine motor skills and handwriting, communication, and the self-help skills necessary for kindergarten.

Five Year Old Class

Children attend 5 days per week.

Our five year old class is a transitional program between 4 year old preschool and Kindergarten. This program includes the purposeful play and experiential learning enjoyed by our younger children, and reinforces the early literacy, math, and handwriting skills introduced to our 3 and 4 year olds. In addition to this, our five year olds enjoy engaging experiences in reading and journal writing.

Preschool Registration

Click on the button below to go to our registration page and scroll down to see the  various registration links by age/waitlists. 

Contact Us! We would love to answer your questions.

Victoria Hogg
Assistant First Kids Preschool Director
vhogg@fumcbirmingham.org
248-646-1200 ext. 3153

Sheila Krotchen
Preschool Administrative Assistant 
skrotchen@fumcbirmingham.org
248-646-1200 ext. 3164