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First Wesleyan Christian School

Child Care Services 2021-2022 Rates

First Wesleyan Christian School provides various child care services for children ages 2-12. These programs include a state licensed, full-time, academic child care center for ages 2-5, afterschool extended child care for FWCS in grades K-8, and a full-time summer camp child care program for children in grades K-5.



All preschool students receive year-round, full-time, child care (M-F) from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. as part of their regular weekly fees. See the tuition page for details and enrollment information.

Programs and Rates:

K-8 Regular School Days 2019-2020 Rates

Whether it's early in the morning or late after school, FWCS offers child care to fit your schedule

Early Morning:
7:00 a.m.-7:30 a.m.

  • $40 per month if prepaid ($400 annually)
  • $3.00 per day if paid same day
  • $6.00 per day if billed through office
  • Drop-in service is available every day

Before School:
7:30 a.m.-8:20 a.m.

  • Free child care in cafeteria and/or classroom until school starts

After School:
3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

  • $1,480 per academic year (175 days of afternoon extended child care; may be paid in 10 monthly installments of $148 per month)
  • Drop-in service available ($10 per day)
  • Sizeable discounts are given on second and third children

Holidays & Nonattendance Days

Open to the public; FWCS day care services are open most holidays, when public schools are not in session

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

Holiday & Nonattendance Day Activities

On most days when school is not in session, whether it's a holiday or a teacher-institute day, students enjoy a trip off campus for activities such as skating, bowling, Monkey Joe's, Martha River's Park, miniature golf, Tiger World, etc.

All Day: 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

  • $33.00 per day if prepaid (2nd child $23 / 3rd child $15)
  • Children from other schools may use these services

K-6 Summer Day Care Activities

Open to the public; FWCS summer day care program offers exciting daily activities

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

Summer Fun Activities

Summer day care activities include academic review, art, music, daily devotions, four off-campus trips weekly. to such places as Lineberger Park Public Pool, Monkey Joe's, skating, the Farmer's Market, berry picking, Hickory Dickory Dock, Dan Nicholas Park, Tiger World, etc.

All Day: 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

  • $155 per week prepaid (2nd child = $130 per week / 3rd child = $70)
  • Limited slots available
  • Part-time and drop-in service is available at a higher daily rate

Piedmont Charter After-School Day Care

Located eight blocks away, FWCS picks up PCCS students and provides child care until 6:00 p.m.

Piedmont Charter Grades K-5

$60/week (or $13/day)

Contact FWCS's office to obtain specific weekly and/or monthly rates. Full-day child care is available (7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.) on most PCCS holidays and nonattendance days for an additional charge.

After-School: 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

  • Up to 65 K-5th grade PCCS students are picked up by FWCS's four small mini buses each afternoon.
  • Daily schedule includes snacks, playground, gym time, study hall, table games, etc.
  • WiFi is available for PCCS students' homework time.
  • Many after-school enrichment activities such as science club, drama club, and music lessons are available for an additional fee.

What parents say about FWCS

First Wesleyan Christian School is a wonderful place! The children always seem happy! Teachers are warm and welcoming and provide a positive learning environment for their students. The staff members treat each child as if he or she were their own. I am so happy that my child attends a school where she is grown spiritually, mentally, and emotionally.

Carrie Henry
Preschool Parent