About Us


Founded in 1983, the First Presbyterian Learning Place Preschool has been a ministry to the local community for over thirty years.


Our teachers are carefully chosen for their educational backgrounds, Christian commitment, classroom experience, and understanding of the needs of young children.  As caring Christians, all staff members demonstrate their concern for every child in the program.  The Learning Place maintains a low student-teacher ratio to achieve an individualized learning approach and a positive classroom environment.

Learning Place Preschool Staff 2019-2020

Bethany Sterling, Director
Lesley Lawson, Administrative Assistant

Teaching Staff

Jill Albro
Kathy Burnett

Gwyn Diller

Mandie Harris

Jacque Ites

Rachel Jones

Emily LloydEmil

Sheri Masters

Emily Parham

Kathie Silberstein

Jessica Smith

Beth Thames
Pam Tucker
Natalie Wooten













The preschool program integrates a Christian curriculum with academics, including number concepts, letter recognition and their phonetic sounds, language development, art, science, cognitive skills, music, and motor activities. We incorporate Zoo-phonics, a multi-sensory Language Arts program, in all classes.  This kinesthetic, multi-modal approach to learning, uses animals to help children learn the alphabet and phonetic sounds.


The Learning Place Preschool's goal is to develop the unique potential of every young student by providing a solid Christian foundation and offering the skills and concepts needed for kindergarten.  Activities are developmentally appropriate to balance play and learning, while promoting competence, independence, and self confidence.

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