For registration and tuition information, please contact us at (352) 735-2227 or download the Registration Form and/or Tuition Information.


The mission of First Presbyterian Preschool is to provide a loving, Christ-centered environment that enhances children’s spiritual, emotional, social, mental and physical growth during their formative years.


Our vision for each child who attends First Presbyterian Preschool is that he/she would:
· Know and trust in God’s love.
· Develop a sense of wonder about God’s world.
· Experience the joy of friendships with other children.
· Gain confidence and self
-esteem as a child of God.
· Demonstrate academic readiness for kindergarten.



Our theme-based curriculum emphasizes an integrated approach to teaching and learning. The themes relate to the seasons of the year or developmentally appropriate topics for preschoolers. Using Creative Curriculum as a guide, each theme is designed to teach whole language, phonics, math, science, fine and large motor development, social and emotional development, art and music.
Learning extends to our outdoor playground where children are encouraged to run, climb, crawl and play.

We believe children need to make choices everyday!

Music and Movement
At Fist Presbyterian Preschool, music and movement are incorporated into daily classroom experiences. Additionally, we have a teacher who specializes in teaching music to our students twice a week.


God’s word and stories are a vital part of learning and preparing students for the future. Each Wednesday our preschool attends Chapel with one of our pastors. It is always full of learning, laughter and singing His praises.



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We plan a daily schedule and follow it consistently to help make the children feel secure and independent. Activities include:
  • Active and quiet learning times
  • Large and small group activities
  • Time to play alone and with others
  • Indoor and outdoor experiences
  • Self-selected and teacher directed activities

Classrooms are designed to help children learn from their environment with:

  • Well-defined interest centers including dramatic play, art, library, writing , computer, listening center, sensory, blocks and manipulatives.
  • Materials that enhance learning in all subject areas such as math, science, reading, writing, literacy, music and art so that whenever the children choose to play, they are learning.
  • Everything placed within their reach so the children are able to do things for themselves, to gain confidence and independence.

Train a child in the way

he should go

and when he is old

he will not turn from it.

(Proverbs 22:6.)




Our teaching staff is highly qualified and committed to providing individual attention to each child and modeling God’s love in the classroom. Each classroom is staffed with a lead teacher and they share a teachers’ assistant.

Our preschool staff:

  • Exceed the education standards for the State of Florida VPK and childcare.
  • Level II background screening and CPR/First Aid training.
  • 10 hours of annual in-service training in addition to monthly staff and planning meetings.



We strive to keep parents updated on upcoming events and happenings at the preschool. Some of the ways we communicate with our families are through:

Social Media
We share pictures of daily classroom activities, information on scheduled events, volunteer opportunities, all on a closed and private Facebook page. Only current families and staff members have access to our page.
Newsletters and Lesson Plans
Teachers of each class prepare a weekly newsletter/lesson plan to inform parents of skills to be covered, curriculum plans and insights into the classroom activities and events.
Helping Hands Committee
We love our volunteers. You can volunteer for special projects, classroom activities, decorating for large events and more.



  • Ministry of First Presbyterian Church of Mount Dora.
  • Excellence in early childhood education for 10 years and top Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) School Readiness Rates.
  • Small class sizes and teacher/student ratios.
  • We serve pre-kindergarten children who will be 3 or 4 years old on or before September 1st of the current year.
  • All of our VPK teachers have a Child Development Associate credential or higher.
  • Our church was established in 1954 and the preschool was established in 2006.
  • We are licensed by the State of Florida Department of Children & Families.
  • First Presbyterian Preschool is open to all children regardless of their race, color, nationality or ethnic origin.



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First Presbyterian Preschool
of Mount Dora
222 West 6th Avenue
Mount Dora, FL 32757
Amy Gustafson, Director
DCF License:  C05LA0093