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Get Set Preschool

Growing Little Learners

Now Open for the Fall

Get Set is celebrating over 50 years of offering high-quality free preschool to children ages 4 to 5 for families who qualify financially. Get Set offers a creative learning environment that prepares kids for school. We provide van transportation for children in surrounding neighborhoods. Children experience field trips, music, gym time, chapel, crafts and fun activities and receive a daily hot lunch.

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About Our Environment

Get Set is a happy and secure environment where the children can learn and grow physically, socially, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually.

Socially

  • Learn to make friends
  • Learn to work out their own problems in an acceptable manner
  • Learn to listen and follow directions
  • Grow in their communication skills
  • Learn life skills: dental hygiene, nutrition, fire, safety, etc.

Physically

  • Grow in small and large muscle coordination

Spiritually

  • See God in our lives
  • Know God loves them
  • Be exposed to Bible stories and Christian songs

Intellectually

  • Recognize colors
  • Recognize first and last name
  • Learn to write first name
  • Know their address and phone numbers
  • Know the "911" emergency number and understand how to use it
  • Understand the concept of right and left
  • Learn to count from 1-20
  • Recognize numbers 1-20
  • Recognize shapes
  • Understand concepts (over/under, up/down, first/last)
  • Recognize and practice writing the alphabet
  • Learn alphabet phonetically

Souns Early Literacy Program

We are proud to offer the Souns Early Literacy Program at Get Set Preschool. We see children eager to learn and read. Souns places specifically designed and sequenced letters of our phonetic alphabet into the hands of our preschoolers. Their hands hold, play with and explore the letters. Since each letter is given only one label—the most common sound of that letter—the child slowly builds a base of letter-sound associations for the early stages of reading. Learning becomes incidental, natural and fun! Children love learning their sounds, building words and reading with the Souns Program. 

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"My daughter is a student in First Pres’ Get Set Preschool program. She absolutely loves it! Each and every day she is learning something new. There isn’t a single day that she doesn’t have excitement for the new things she has learned. As a parent, I am so pleased to know my daughter is not only learning, but excited about what she is learning. I feel confident about leaving her with the teachers at First Pres, knowing that her safety is important to them. I know the Get Set program will prepare her for the things she needs to start kindergarten."