FPC_Child_Development_Center_logo_webOUR MISSION

First Presbyterian Child Development Center is a ministry of The First Presbyterian Church.  It is our desire to provide a safe Christian environment where young children are encouraged to grow and develop spiritually, emotionally, cognitively, socially, and physically. We offer educational opportunities that enhance growth and development through hands-on, age appropriate activities and experiences. We strive to provide an atmosphere where parents can leave their children, knowing they will be loved and well taken care of in their absence. This ministry of First Presbyterian Church desires to minister to the needs of the whole child, regardless of race, ethnic, or economic background.

Christmas Celebration

Our First Presbyterian CDC Christmas Celebration will be held Thursday evening, Dec. 7, in the Sanctuary.
Each class will have a part in the celebration. We hope all of our families will come to share in this special evening. A reception in the Jenkins Fellowship Hall will immediately follow the performance.

 

HOURS

7:00 AM-6:00 PM
Monday-Friday
Year Round

TUITION

Tuition is $135.00 a week and is due on Mondays for that week of care.

ENROLLMENT

Ages 6 weeks-4K

*There is a $150.00 nonrefundable registration fee due each year.

EDUCATIONAL

We offer preschool classes for children who are 2 1/2 years through 4K at no additional charge. We use the Creative Curriculum Series, which is hands-on, age-appropriate learning. Weekly Bible classes, preschool music, art and Spanish are taught by our childcare staff, church staff and approved volunteers. We believe that children learn by doing, and we offer many opportunities for children to learn and grow.

   

ELIGIBILITY

Priority for enrollment as space becomes available is in the following order:

  • Children of parents who are active members of The First Presbyterian Church, Florence, SC.
  • Children, who have siblings who are currently enrolled at our center.
  • Children of First Presbyterian Childcare Center Staff.
  • All other eligible community children.

First Presbyterian Child Development Center has a waiting list for all future openings. Being on the list does not guarantee space when needed but serves to give priority to people wanting space in the order they are put on the list. As space becomes available in the age group needed, people on the list are contacted. Waiting List Form

STAFF

Our staff members are a combined group of trained early childhood educators, with a variety of early childhood development degrees, education and experience. All staff members undergo SLED and fingerprint background checks and are trained in CPR/First Aid.

   

LICENSED & REGISTERED

The First Presbyterian Child Development Center is licensed with the South Carolina Childcare Licensing Agency and adheres to all regulations and polices of such.

FAITH-BASED

We are a faith-based center which allows us the right to freely operate using Christian principles and doctrine.

SECURITY

We have security cameras in all classrooms and halls. All exterior doors remain secured and locked. Parents have a secure access card.

MEALS/SNACKS

Children, ages 1 and older are served lunch every day. They are offered snack each day about mid-morning and again after nap time.

QUESTIONS?

For more information, please contact Beth Hepler, Child Development Center Director at 843-799-1263 or bhepler@florencefirst.org

 

HELPFUL FORMS

First Presbyterian Church Child Development Center Parent Handbook

Waiting List Form

Parent Authorization Form

Emergency Preparedness Plan

CURRENTLY HIRING

Caregiver: Infant/Toddlers.