opens week of March 4th - ages 6 months to 3 years

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8am to Noon


OPENS AUGUST 2024 - ages 6 weeks to 3 years

Monday through Friday, 7AM to 6PM

"From the lips of children and infants, you Lord have called forth your praise." Matthew 21:16


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.


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. 

Contact Us

Garden Grove Preschool

The Children's Center at Pell City First United Methodist Church

2200 3rd Ave. N. Pell City, AL 35125

(205) 884-1530

Email Director:


It is our desire to partner with parents to guide children through their formative early years. The following classroom environments are offered as needed:

  • Infants
  • Toddlers
  • 2 year old (younger)
  • 2 year old (older)
  • 3 year old (and those who turn 4 years old)

Tuition and Rates


This is a non-refundable, once-per-year fee that reserves a spot for your child, when space is available at time of payment. 

Children in the Parent’s Day Out program are offered placement in the full-time preschool as space is available.

Parent’s Day Out Tuition (Tue, Wed, Thur, 8AM to 12PM)

3 Days - $250

2 Days - $215

1 Day - $150 (space available)

Preschool Tuition (Monday through Friday, 7AM to 6PM)

~Coming Soon~


As a convenience, Pell City First United Methodist Church offers online tuition and fee payment. Access Registration Fee and Parent’s Day Out payments here:


Check or cash payments are also accepted at the front desk.