Grace Preschool, founded in 1969, is a part of the outreach ministry of Grace United Methodist Church in Auburn, Alabama.  While it is a part of the church program, the curriculum is not denominationally oriented; however, traditional Christian teachings and activities are included.  We strive to offer an environment that respects diverse religious traditions and values.  Our mission as one of the oldest preschools in Auburn is to be a service to the community by providing a comfortable, secure, and loving environment in which children will learn and grow under the supervision of qualified Christian teachers.


Our program is designed with the "whole child" in mind.  A thematic curriculum and related activities are utilized, addressing the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual domains of early childhood education.  "Hands-on" learning experiences appropriate for the developmental levels of the students are preferred.  We believe that learning should be fun and that play is the "work" of childhood.


Each preschool class follows a daily schedule that includes both teacher-directed and student-directed activities.  The schedules are designed to include large group activities such as circle time, story time, free play (both inside and outside), music, and games.  Class sizes are kept manageable, allowing for small group and individual instruction.

Educational activities include:

  • Art

  • Manipulatives

  • Housekeeping

  • Blocks

  • Sand and Water Tables

  • Reading

  • Science

  • Music

  • Cooking

  • Games

  • Dramatic Play

  • Calendar

  • Snack

  • Fingerplays and Songs

  • Special Visitors

  • Monthly Chapel (for Fours)

  • Occasional Fieldtrips (for Fours)

These activities are designed to:

  • Build self-confidence

  • Enhance expressive and receptive language development

  • Improve coordination

  • Introduce and reinforce new concepts

  • Develop critical thinking skills

  • Foster independence

  • Encourage cooperation

  • Create a love of literature and learning

  • Promote readiness for kindergarten

  • Encourage recognition of developmentally appropriate concepts

  • Foster respect for others

  • Nuture creativity, discovery, and individuality

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