First Presbyterian Church of Anderson
302 West Whitner Street
Anderson, SC 29624
P: 864-225-2551

Day School

First Pres Day School


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Registration is now open for First Presbyterian Dayschool and After-School Programs!

The First Presbyterian Dayschool is a loving, nurturing, enriching environment for children from the age of 6 weeks through 4-year-old preschool. Each day, they explore developmentally appropriate books, learning materials, toys and other resources to spark their individual growth and curiosity.

Our Dayschool proudly uses the Zoo-phonics ® learning curriculum for all ages. Children learn best when they’re having fun, and they learn by touching and doing. Created by award-winning teachers, Zoo-phonics is a unique and exciting program that engages your whole child–their eyes, ears, mouth, mind and body—with visual, auditory and kinesthetic learning.

Creepers, toddlers and 2-year-old classes introduce the alphabet through Zoo-phonics. They also concentrate on numbers, colors and shapes using weekly themes. Teachers in 3- and 4-four year old programs collaborate for instruction using South Carolina Early Learning Standards and Zoo-phonics, along with the Anderson School District Five Preschool Curriculum. Our program includes best practices to ensure that the children are prepared for entry into kindergarten.

The 2-, 3- and 4-year-olds have a weekly music class with faith-based and children’s songs, using movement and musical instruments. They also have weekly chapel service with faith-based songs and stories, along with learning monthly Bible verses. The Dayschool has 3 separate areas for outside play: one for infants, one for creepers and toddlers and one for the 2-, 3- and 4- year-olds. Plus, there’s access to the church’s gym in bad weather.

Optional enrichment classes offered for 2-, 3-, and 4-year-old classes are:
• Dance and tumbling – through Upstate Dance (2-year-old boys, girls 2-4)
• Gymnastics – through Electric City Gymnastics
• Computer Pals (3- and 4-year-olds boys and girls)

Our daycare hours are 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Our school hours are 8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (2-, 3- and 4-year only)

The First Presbyterian After-School Program offers a fun, safe afternoon environment for elementary students. Our after-school program has daily pick-up from 4 area elementary schools: Concord, Calhoun, Midway and North Pointe.

After-School hours are pick-up through 5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.


Nursery 6 Weeks–14 Months
Creepers 14 Months–20 Months
Toddlers 18 Months–23 Months
Pre-School 2–4 Year Olds
After School Kindergarten–5th Grade

Click here to download an application for our waiting list, or apply online!

PAY ONLINE! Coming Soon.

Automatic bank draft payment is also available.

If you have questions regarding the Day School Program, please contact Jeane Zorn at