1001 South Rankin
Edmond, OK 73034(405) 341-6029
The mission of the First Presbyterian Early Childhood Program is to promote the development of each child physically, emotionally, intellectually, socially, and spiritually at his/her own pace through a developmentally appropriate curriculum.
All of our classes are taught by warm, loving, experienced teachers who strive to make ECP a place where children can be children in a world that sometimes forgets the importance of childhood. We offer a developmentally appropriate integrated curriculum that addresses the social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and spiritual growth of the child and which allows each child to develop at his/her own pace in a classroom with small student/teacher ratios.
Faculty QualificationsFirst Presbyterian ECP employs and supports talented educators who share a love of children. Educators in the Early Childhood Program bring extensive experience and education to the classroom. The majority of our educators hold a college degree, most in the areas of Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education. All educators receive extensive training throughout the year and all educators are trained in First Aid, CPR, allergy and disease awareness, and child abuse.
Outdoor Learning CenterResearch shows that children who spend extended unstructured time in the outdoors gain many, many benefits. Just a few of those benefits include greater cognitive growth, fewer behavior problems, decreased obesity, better social skills, and reduced anxiety. We have been working hard to transform our playground into a true outdoor learning center and are excited about the strides that we have made. In addition to traditional climbing structures and riding toys, we have added construction zones complete with lots of open ended building materials (children can often be found building forts and hide-outs), musical instruments for impromptu performances on our outdoor stage, art easels, weaving looms, open ended water pumps, large scale magnetic walls to be used with ramps for discovering concepts such as slope and gravity, an outdoor kitchen, a woodworking area, and much more. (CDO has a scaled down version of this to meet the needs of the younger child.) We currently have a dedicated teacher for this area who plans and keeps this classroom fresh and new each day! All children at ECP get to experience this wonderful outdoor area daily- so dress your child accordingly!
Children's Day OutWalking Wonders / Terrific Toddlers :
Preschool 5's Bridge Class
Because all children develop at different rates and because of the increasing demands placed on today’s Kindergarten children, there are many children who would simply benefit from the gift of time that this class offers. This class will allow children to further develop their social and emotional skills while continuing to grow physically and intellectually. In a world which is pushing children to grow up faster and faster, this class is truly the gift of time which allows them to develop at their own pace and which gives them the additional tools needed for future success in school.
Preschool 3’s and Pre-K 4’s, and 5’s will have the opportunity to experience a variety of exciting enrichment classes throughout the year as well as have the opportunity to develop their social, emotional, and motor skills with extended time in our outdoor learning center.
Imagine a place where children can enter a world and be immersed with loads of props allowing them to work in a pet shop, be kings and queens in fairy tale land, go on a jungle safari, live in a teepee in the Wild West, and much, much more! Also imagine in that same room, children creating with multiple open ended art mediums, and children working together to problem solve using large scale manipulatives allowing them to develop science, technology, engineering and math skills critical to future success in school.
Please call 405-341-6029 or email us at email@example.com for enrollment information.
Enrollment Forms 2015-2016
For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact the ECP office via email or by calling (405) 341-6029.
We are located South of 9th street on Rankin Street
Parents' Group Needs Your Help!
Volunteer Opportunities : Start Here
I hope that you are finally kicking summer into full gear since our weather is now cooperating! I am Eve Cook, President of the First Presbyterian Early Childhood Parent’s Group, and I am super excited about the upcoming school year as we have great things planned to help you become involved in your child’s school.
What is the parent’s group? The parents group is simply a bunch of moms and dads that want to help out with the First Presbyterian Preschool and Early Childhood Program. We want to do what we can to help our school be the best!
Would you like to be involved? That would be great! There are numerous ways for you to volunteer- some requiring minimal time commitments, some more time consuming, and some even requiring muscle (so men, we can use you, too). We have several events throughout the year, and we can always use more help. Parent’s Group is also a great way to meet fellow parents in the program, to make new friends, and is your main source for getting involved. We will begin with our first meeting as soon as we kick off the 2013-2014 school year. I hope you will join us!
The parent’s group fundraisers help our school by raising money for items that directly benefit the children. The school’s biggest fundraiser event is Festifall, and this year it is on the evening of Thursday, October 24th. It is an exciting evening of fun, food and fundraising. We have carnival games for the children and a silent auction for the adults. This is a fun night and a major undertaking for the parent’s group so we need everybody’s help. There will be several opportunities for you to sign up to get involved, and as a matter of fact, right now, we are needing volunteers to help solicit donations from businesses and individuals for our silent auction. In this case, it really is true that the ‘early bird gets the worm’: The earlier we request donations, the more we receive; the more donations we receive, the more money we make; and, the more money made, the more improvements can be made to the school! So, if you find yourself with free time over the summer and would like something to do, feel free to give me a call!
We also have other fun activities planned throughout the year. We will be having a New Parent Welcome Breakfast for New families to meet returning families; Grandparents/V.I.P. preschool chapel; Birthday Party for Jesus; Teacher Appreciation Week; Book Fair; prayer group; and my new favorite………A Character Breakfast in the Spring; just to name a few!
This will be my second year as parent’s group president and I am so glad, I jumped in. I have met so many great people and have had so much fun helping, cheering, laughing, working, caring and just being involved. Our activities just take a little bit of time, but the rewards are so great.
Thanks for taking the time to read this letter. I hope you would like to be a part of parents group!