The Child Development Center at First Presbyterian Church Gainesville, Georgia was founded in 1957 and continues as an important part of our ministry and outreach to the community. As such, it is one of the leading child care facilities in Northeast Georgia.

Our staff is committed to providing high quality, full-day, developmental care for infants 6 weeks old through children 5 years of age (Pre-K). A program for school-age children is provided during the summer. Within the framework of a Christian atmosphere and in an attractive, safe environment, the Center provides individual and group learning experiences to assure the child’s progress toward the development of a strong Christian character and responsible citizenship.

Our Hours:
6:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Monday – Friday



Caring for your child’s physical needs is just the beginning of our commitment as child care providers.
We provide:

  • healthy meals and snacks,
  • regular physical activity in our gymnasium or our playground,
  • consistent attention
  • state-of-the-art security entrances and video surveilance  to help keep your child safe.


Through educational play, we help little minds grow and encourage curiousity about learning new things. From our infant rooms to our Pre-K and summer programs, we are focused on exploring and growing bright young minds.


In order to be whole, a child must develop spiritually as well as physically, mentally, and emotionally. Therefore, the Child Development Center blends attentive day care with educational opportunities in all areas of development. For spiritual growth, the Center teaches Christian values and provides opportunities for worship each week during Chapel.

In addition, each summer the children participate in Vacation Bible School.


We invite you to come for a tour to learn more about the loving, educational environment of First Presbyterian Child Development Center.

Designed to improve the quality of care in early learning center, Quality Rated is a voluntary program to enhance the quality of care centers provide for children. High quality early care is important in the growth and development of children and their future success in school.
Our Child Care Center is blessed with wonderful dedicated staff. Most have been with the Center for many years, some as long as 12 –23 years. You will find our staff educated and well trained in the early childhood field. Our staff believes all children should be treated with love and respect.

Annual registration for the Child Development Center is held each spring, however, enrollment opportunities are available year round. Members of First Presbyterian Church are given an opportunity to register first, and then registration is opened to the rest of the community.


Physical Growth

The Center provides nutritious meals and snacks, age-appropriate health education, and opportunities to increase fine and gross motor skills.

Mental Growth

The Center provides a curriculum of activities to develop language skills and to extend an understanding of the scientific world.

Social-emotional Growth

The Center provides a safe, challenging playground; planned classroom centers with equipment for art, musical expression, and cooperative play; opportunities to establish and enjoy relationships with peers and adults.
The First Presbyterian Church CDC does not discriminate against any employee, applicant or customer because of race, age, sex, national origin, or disability unless such disability prevents performance of required work responsibilities.