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$110 academic year
$35 summer program

$170 weekly for 2s
$155 weekly for 3s/4s
See the tuition page for discounts on multiple children, financial aid, additional costs, and late fees.

Enroll in Preschool

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Ages 2-5

What Makes FWCS's Preschool Unique

FWCS is a state-licensed preschool whose teachers still have full freedom to proactively teach and model Christian truths and values throughout the school day.
Jesus is still Lord at FWCS.

It is our goal to create an atmosphere where children can develop academically, physically, socially, and spiritually while being encouraged to reach their full potential. Finding the right preschool can be challenging and overwhelming. It is a decision that should be made only after much consideration and prayer. Should you have questions concerning our unique academic preschool program, our door is always open, FWCS's preschool is fully licensed by the state of North Carolina. Thank you for your interest in FWCS preschool.


Preschoolers receive intense fun, academic instruction related to phonics, numbers, and reading readiness skills.

All classes use the proven A Beka curriculum.

Small preschool classroom sizes. During the majority of the preschool day, we have 14 teachers and helpers for 120 preschoolers (a 9:1 student/teacher ratio).

Many of FWCS's four year olds graduate from preschool with the ability to phonetically read various simple words.

FWCS allows seasonal workers, e.g., school teachers, the freedom to withdraw their children for the summer months without having to pay a penalty to hold their child(ren)'s preregistered class slots for fall classes.

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Two and Three-Year-Old Curriculum

FWCS's A Beka curriculum introduces students to the letters of the alphabet and the early concept of numbers through songs, stories, and games. At FWCS children learn the names, sounds, and pictures of all letters of the alphabet. Bible is taught daily through Scripture verses, songs, poems, and chapels. Language development lessons provide a thematic approach to vocabulary enrichment through studying various topics, such as continents, animals, inventors, and cultures.

K2 students learn to count to 25 and to recognize numbers 1-10, while K3 students learn to count to 50 and to recognize numbers 1-15. Preschool students often participate in fun-filled, enrichment activities that expose them to art, music, P.E., and Spanish. The K2/K3 curriculum is divided into 40 weeks of academic instruction that commences the last week of August and ends the last week of May.

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Four-Year-Old Curriculum

FWCS's K4 ABeka curriculum for four year olds introduces the basics of reading, handwriting, and counting. Fun-filled enrichment classes expose children to art, music, P.E., drama, and Spanish. Bible is taught daily through Scripture memorization, songs, poems, and chapels.

Our goal is to equip our students with the skills necessary for kindergarten success. Many of our graduating K4 preschool students exhibit beginning reading skills by year's end. The K4 curriculum is divided into 170 daily sessions that commence the last week of August and end the last week of May.

Enrollment requirements for K2

Students enrolling in FWCS's K2 preschool program must be two years old before they can start attending classes.

Enrollment requirements for K3

Students enrolling in the K3 preschool class must be three years old on or before September 1 of the current year.

Enrollment requirements for K4

In preparation for K4 preschool, your child must be four years old on or before September 1 of the current academic year.


A Day in Preschool

7:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.


First Wesleyan's preschool program operates five days a week and is open year-round. Tuition fees are based on our operating hours of 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Breakfast is served at 8:30 a.m, lunch at 11 a.m., and an afternoon snack is served at 2:00 p.m.


The children nap from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Planned afternoon activities are provided from 2:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. The academic portion of our day runs from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Spiritual Growth

Christian teachers both model and teach children to:

  • View themselves and the world as God's creations.
  • View God as a loving and caring heavenly Father.
  • Obey the Golden Rule and the Ten Commandments.
  • Trust Jesus Christ as Lord, Savior, and Friend.

Emotional Health

Loving, caring teachers encourage children to:

  • Become emotionally secure when separated from their parents and homes.
  • Develop good self-images and "I can" attitudes.

Social Skills

A safe, positive Christian environment enables and encourages children to:

  • Develop positive social skills such as playing fairly, sharing toys, taking turns, and respecting others.
  • Develop desirable social graces and manners.
  • Say "please," "thank you," "may I," etc.
  • Practice the Golden Rule and the Ten Commandments.

General Goals and Activities for Preschool

Since preschool is a child's first educational experience, FWCS believes the preschool classroom should be a fun, warm place where children can feel secure, can feel good about themselves, and can have various enriching opportunities to explore the world of nature, numbers, and language arts.

Although FWCS's preschool program stresses early academics, another major aim of its program is that children have fun while they are learning academic concepts and developing social and physical skills. Activities that enrich learning include sign language, creative movement, P.E. activities, etc.


Specific Goals for

All preschoolers are exposed to various enriching science and social studies activities.

  • Recognition of colors
  • Recognition of basic shapes
  • Recognition of all letters (name, sound, and upper and lower case)
  • Number concepts to 10
  • Counting 1–25

Motor Skills

Gross motor skills are developed through activities such as running, skipping, throwing, catching balls, etc.

Fine motor skills are developed through activities such as coloring, printing, cutting, etc.

Specific Goals for

  • Recognition of colors
  • Recognition of basic shapes
  • Recognition of all letters (name, sound, formation of upper and lower case)
  • Number concepts to 15. Counting 1–30
  • Sequencing of numbers, shapes, and sizes
  • Writing their names
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Specific Goals for

  • Recognition of all colors, shapes, and letters of the alphabet
  • Knowledge of various phonic principles such as sounding out blends, short vowels, two vowel rule, etc
  • Ability to read blends and simple sentences
  • Ability to write upper and lower case letters
  • Numbers 1–20 (recognition, concept, writing)
  • Counting 1–100
  • Numerical concepts regarding large/smaller, before/after, and more/less
  • Adding number combinations up to 10 (1+9=10)
  • Health and personal hygiene concepts

What parents say about FWCS

My oldest daughter attended FWCS 18 years ago. At this time we have a son in second grade and one in Pre-K. During all of our years at FWCS I can honestly and proudly say have been happy ones. The school’s hand-picked staffs are always among the best, top of the line in Gaston County.


FWCS Parent