The Children's Center began in 1962 as a "playschool" organized by mothers of young children in the community. In 1974, the first teacher was hired and the first class was enrolled in First Presbyterian Preschool. 60 years later the Children's Center continues to offer quality Kids Day Out and Preschool programs for children from 2-5 years of age.
Children's Center teachers strive to make every day at school safe, fun and educational. Our program includes free and directed play activities, along with extras such as field trips, Music and Movement, Nature on the Move, Chapel Time and Lunch Bunch.
Butterfly: The Butterfly Class is a Kids Day Out program for two year olds.
Bunny: The Bunny Class is for three-year-olds who are potty-trained.
Duck: The Duck Class is for students who are 4-5 years old.
Bear: The Bear class is our Pre-K classroom.
The Children's Center is located at the corner of Kirkwood Road and Adams Avenue. Housed inside First Presbyterian Church, our center is in the heart of Kirkwood and offers our students and their families convenience and proximity to all that downtown Kirkwood has to offer, including opportunities for walking field trips for our preschool classes.