About Us

“Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.”

-Fred Rogers

A Ministry of the First Presbyterian Church 

The First Presbyterian Church has provided an educational space for young children in our community for more than four decades. More than 1,000 three and four year olds have been  nurtured and taught throughout the years, helping to prepare them for kindergarten and beyond. 

At Pendleton Presbyterian Preschool

We welcome all children regardless of race, sex, national origin, or religious affiliation.  We are dedicated to treating all children with love, kindness, and respect. It is our goal that each child attending Pendleton Presbyterian Preschool heads home at the end of the day feeling special, important, and loved.     


Our Values:

At Pendleton Presbyterian Preschool, we recognize the Potential in children as unique creations of God.  We believe in Play, as learning is fun and creative.  We encourage a Partnership between families, the preschool staff, and the community to enhance a student’s education.


Encouraging a Child’s Potential

Between the ages of three and five, children undergo dramatic developmental changes- physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.  At Pendleton Presbyterian Preschool, our staff strives to place emphasis on each of these developmental areas while engaging a variety of learning styles.  We recognize that no two children are exactly alike and we value the unique personalities that God has given each child.


Encouraging Learning Through Play

We believe that learning should be fun.  We want to see the students excited to come to class because of the new adventures and experiences awaiting them.  Our curriculum is play-based and child-centered.  Through play, children learn and grow in social, emotional, and physical domains.  In order to engage a variety of learning styles, we realize that creativity is a crucial element in our curriculum.  Our teachers are encouraged to engage children in hands-on learning.


Encouraging a Partnership

We believe that families play an integral role in a child’s learning.  We value parent input and feedback, and encourage parent participation in school.  Community partnership is also important to us.  It is our hope that throughout the year, children, parents, the Preschool staff, and the community can work together to enhance each student’s education.

Upcoming Events:
Fall Registration

Registration for 2021-2022 school year will be held on the Monday, May 3 at 6 pm at the Preschool.  Your child must turn 3 by September 1 to be eligible for our Early Learners program, or turn 4 by September 1 to be eligible for Pre-Kindergarten program.  A $50.00 registration fee and a $50.00 supply fee are due upon registration.  Your child is not registered until all fees have been paid. You can download the registration form on the Registration page.