About First School


What is FirstSchool?

Objective – The First Presbyterian Church FirstSchool was founded in 1978 as a ministry of the church to provide a unique learning experience for children of our church community. Our overall goal is to minister to the needs of each child in a nurturing Christian learning environment which promotes the growth of the total child.

Philosophy – Firstschool is developmental in its approach. We believe that children learn best by doing, and that through play, children make discoveries on their own. What the child learns through creating something is more important than the finished product. We foster an atmosphere in which each child is valued by the teacher for his or her own individual qualities. Each one is encouraged to learn as benefits his or her level of readiness.

Program – The Firstschool program can be characterized as very positive, creative, relational, flexible and individualized. It includes a mixture of dramatic play, manipulative games, stories, singing, field trips, cooking experiences and many special activities which allow the child to interact with the world. Within this learning environment, three specific areas are stressed: self-concept, social skills, and language development.

Firstschool hours are 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for all classes. An optional Lunch Bunch program is offered until 1 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday for 2, 3, and 4 year olds.

20175-2018 FirstSchool Staff

2-Year-Olds Linn Johnson Kirsten Faircloth
3-Year-Olds Hallie Hill Lauri Lipford
4’s M-Th Kat Mathis Gina Klinhammer
4’s M-F Pat Auman Patty Murray
MMO Cathy Dodson Ashley Legg

Board Members

Beth Lee Jamie McLaughlin
Susie McFadyen Amy Navejas
Sharon Buroker Debbie Williams
Bonnie Lutynski Kim Hall
Bud Lafferty


For more information:

First School Director, Julie MacRae e-mail
Contact her for any additional information about First School and its programs. The number is 483-0146.

FirstSchool Address:
102 Ann Street
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301
Phone: (910) 483-0146
Fax: (910) 483-3975
email: julie@firstprez.com

WE WELCOME you to become a part of this great church in Fayetteville, North Carolina. If you are new to this community, or you do not have a church home, the doors of First Presbyterian Church are open. If you would like to have one of our pastors or staff people contact you concerning membership, you may call the church office (483-0121).

First Presbyterian Church
P.O. Box 569 (102 Ann St.), Fayetteville, NC, 28302

Phone: 910-483-0121, Fax: 910-483-3975
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