register your interest in GARDEN GROVE PRESCHOOL

"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 positive, loving environment that fosters the development of self esteem, cooperation, and appropriate social interaction among children. The Children's Center is blessed with an advisory board and group of wonderful church volunteers who have a genuine love for children and families. They work to keep our center bright, fresh, clean, and well stocked. In addition, experienced, passionate staff teach and care for children in the 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. We partner with parents to guide children through their formative early years. Children are one of God’s most precious gifts, and nurturing little lives is an incredible task for parents and those who have the honor of assisting parents.


Teaching the whole child is important to us. We aim to provide a nurturing environment for all children to thrive. We use two curriculums to meet the spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional needs of all children. We use 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. We also use Wonder-Filled Weekdays, a curriculum that provides Bible stories to build a foundation for future spiritual growth and understanding of the Christian faith. Morning hours 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.


The following classroom environments are offered as needed: Infants; Toddlers; 2 year olds; 3 year olds.


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. 

preschool director

Amy Moyer is a seasoned educator with eight years of experience teaching pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and first grade. She holds a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Auburn University. Amy has a passion for nurturing young minds and creating enriching environments for children to thrive, as well as helping teachers reach their full potential as educators and caregivers.  She has experience as a foster parent, and numerous strategies for serving children with special needs. Amy is thrilled to be leading Garden Grove Preschool to its fullest potential!

Tuition and Fee


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


Monday through Friday, 7AM to 6PM

Infants 6 weeks to 18 months: $695 per month

19 months to 3 years: $635 per month


As a convenience, Pell City First United Methodist Church offers online tuition and fee payment. Access Registration Fee and Tuition payments here:


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

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

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