FPC of Sumter Preschool & Kindergarten



The preschool and kindergarten programs strive to enhance growth in many areas:

  • religious
  • social
  • emotional
  • physical
  • intellectual.

All children are involved in as many age appropriate learning experiences as possible. These experiences include:

  • working in learning centers
  • planned activities to improve both gross and fine motor skills
  • language arts
  • concrete experiences with number concepts

Learning through play (manipulation) is a major teaching method; and teachers plan age-appropriate activities for their classes.


Each child at First Presbyterian Preschool and Kindergarten is nourished in an atmosphere of caring guidance and positive reinforcement, with particular care given to develop a sense of enthusiasm as well as motivation. The program fosters the desire to learn.



School goals are to:

  • recognize the needs of the individual and to promote a positive sense of self-worth in each child
  • provide each child with a favorable environment that will stimulate and enrich both personal growth and cognitive development
  • provide a variety of experiences which encourage active and creative participation
  • develop within each child the ability to express his or her feelings and to communicate with others
  • encourage cooperative behavior while respecting the rights of others and assuming new responsibilities
  • demonstrate greater independence in everyday activities


Community Outreach:

  • Red Cross
  • Solomon’s Home
  • Light of Hope
  • Soles for Souls
  • Operation Christmas Child
  • Christian Charities
  • Care packages overseas for Shaw military folks
  • Care packages to Residential Community Center
  • Carriage House Collection
  • Trunk or Treat