"From the lips of children and infants, you Lord have called forth your praise." Matthew 21:16
THE CHILDREN'S CENTER:
Pell City First United Methodist Children’s Center reflects a belief that each child should be encouraged to reach his/her own God-given potential. We create a warm, positive, loving environment that fosters the development of self esteem, cooperation, and appropriate social interaction among children. The Children's Center is blessed with a group of wonderful church volunteers who have a genuine love for children and families who cross our threshold. They work to keep our center bright, fresh, clean, and well stocked. In addition, experienced, passionate staff teach and care for children in both our Parent's Day Out and full-time Garden Grove Preschool.
PRESCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT:
Garden Grove Preschool is a ministry of Pell City First United Methodist Church that exists to serve families in our community who need quality preschool and childcare in a safe, loving, positive environment. Garden Grove Preschool and Parent’s Day Out programs operate from the belief that children are one of God’s most precious gifts; that nurturing little lives is an incredible task for parents and those who have the honor of assisting parents. We provide care for 6-week-old infants through 3 years old (at time school year begins).
Our preschool uses the Creative Curriculum, based on the premise that the best way to teach young children is through creative play in an age-appropriate environment, with a routine and positive teacher/child interactions. Lesson plans and schedules are submitted to the Director for evaluation and approval. All programs offer age appropriate learning experiences. Morning hours tend to focus on large and small group learning activities, while the afternoon lends more time for social activity and choice play. Teachers address the particular needs and interests of each child, fostering individual growth and development according to every child’s ability.
We are a Safe Sanctuaries Church. The safety of our children and volunteers is important to us.
All volunteers receive Safe Sanctuaries training and are required to undergo a thorough federal and state background check.