First Presbyterian Church’s Preschool is a vital outreach ministry to families in the Tuscaloosa area, serving over 150 children ages six weeks through five years. Our children are taught through developmentally appropriate activities implemented in a loving Christian environment by teachers educated in the principles of early childhood best practice.



As an outreach ministry of the First Presbyterian Church, the First Presbyterian Church Preschool is a coeducational Christian school which serves children ages six weeks through Pre-K/four years. Our mission is to provide a planned and developmentally appropriate program for the care, education, and nurturing of young children while facilitating their total development: cognitive, social, physical, and spiritual. We strive to provide the highest quality educational experience for preschool children within a climate of Christian love and acceptance. (adopted 2004, edited 2014)


First Presbyterian Preschool is the only state-licensed early childhood program in Tuscaloosa County accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).  Early childhood programs accredited by the NAEYC Academy have voluntarily undergone a comprehensive process of internal self-study and improvement and met all 10 of the NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards. NAEYC Accreditation is the mark of quality education and care provided in programs for young children.

What is Accreditation?

For more information about accreditation and the Criteria for High-Quality Early Childhood Programs visit NAEYC’s website at


Our early childhood program incorporates a variety of activities to promote the individual development of each child across multiple domains. Learn about the objectives and curriculum of FPC’s Preschool.

Schedule a Tour

Come visit us and see our wonderful classrooms, teachers, and children. Tours are hosted Monday through Friday, 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. and 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Please call to check availability - (205) 758-3223. We are open daily from 7:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

First Class PreK Application

Now Accepting Applications For First Class PreK. Download the current PreK application form.



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FPC Preschool Registration Form

Download the 2020-21 Preschool Registration Form.