Children are always welcome in worship. We encourage families to keep children in worship once they enter Kindergarten.
Childcare is provided on Sunday mornings from 8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. for children age 6 weeks through four years old.
Our professional staff provides a loving environment for children to play and learn.
Children ages 2-4 enjoy Church school taught by church members from 10-10:45 a.m. on Sundays.
Members also volunteer to work alongside staff members during both the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services. Staff and church members are screened, nationally background checked, and trained.
Where to Find Childcare
Childcare is located on the second floor of the building and most easily accessed by parking in the church parking lot off of Penn Street and entering through the doors marked “Parlor”. Once in the building follow the signs to childcare.
Infant I: Room 201
Infant II: Room 203
2 Year Olds: Room 205
3 Year Olds: Room 200
4 Year Olds: Room 200 (church school for this age meets in Room 207)
When you drop your child off you will be asked to sign them in and check out a pager. If your child becomes sick or inconsolable, we will “buzz” you so that you can return to the Childcare Center.
Nursing mothers will find comfortable rocking chairs in a private space in the parlor of the women's restrooms located between the Sanctuary and Great Hall on the main floor of our worship spaces.
Other Childcare Opportunities
Childcare is provided for many off-Sunday morning church programs as well. A reservation must be made for non-worship childcare during any event except for worship. Contact the Early Education Center to make a reservation.
Child Protection Policy
For your child’s safety, First Presbyterian Church has a child protection policy. All paid childcare staff and all volunteer teachers complete an information form and have a national background check completed every two years. Classrooms always have two teachers for safety and supervision.
If you have questions about Childcare, please contact Amy Parker, Director of Children's Ministries and Outreach, at or call her at 817.335.1231, ext. 244.