At The First Presbyterian Church Child Development Center our main goal is that all children experience God's love through our caring and dedicated staff who seek to educate a diverse group of young children. We are here to support you as an extension of your very own family and be a true partner in your child’s development. As early education professionals we are passionately committed to the children, families and communities we serve.

Our teachers are here to guide and extend children’s thinking through purposeful play, meaningful questioning and direct instruction. Our curriculum focuses on the whole child, incorporating areas such as language and literacy, social and emotional development, and utilizing the outdoor learning environment for collaborative learning and play.

"The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child's own natural desire to learn". ~Maria Montessori

Program Director: Kelly Deal - kdeal@firstpres-charlotte.org OR 704-927-0273

Assistant Director: Caroline Schaal - cschaal@firstpres-charlotte.org OR 704-927-0229

Education Specialist: Gretchen Cawley - gcawley@firstpres-charlotte.org OR 704-927-0229