PreSchool Friends

PreSchool Friends is an outreach ministry of Grace Episcopal Church,  The mission of PreSchool Friends is to equip families of preschool children with the skills necessary to achieve school readiness. 

PreSchool Friends is a program for four-year-old children and their parents from low to moderate income families who would otherwise not have the opportunity to attend preschool.  The children are taught basic skills in reading and math and the parents are taught how to best help their children reach their potential.  A child must be 4 years old by September 1 of the current school year to qualify to apply. 

              Children must be 4 years old by September 1 to be considered. 

                                                                   Please call Preschool Friends Director, Katherine Smith at: 256.231.0344 for an application.


PreSchool Friends is a unique educational opportunity where families learn together.  Each parent is expected to attend with his or her child every Monday during the school year.  Parent is defined as the primary caregiver amd may be a grand-parent or guardian. 

Qualified preschool teachers work with the children in classes of no more than eleven. The children learn colors, shapes, letters, numbers, etc. This learning experience takes place in a classroom designed and equipped for four-year-old chiildren.  By learning these skills in a classroom environment the children also develop strong self esteem and the social skills that will help them as they move into kindergarten.  Each day will include enrichment time in art, music, dance or computers.

Children attend classes Monday through Friday.  The parents attend the program with their children on Mondays only.  The program meets at Grace Episcopal Church, Tenth and Leighton.  A morning snack is proveded each day. 

There is a $25.00 registration fee per semester that includes both the parent and the child in the program.  Books, supplies, snacks, and field trips are all furnished free of charge.  Children must bring a lunch Tuesday – Friday.

For more information, call or write:

Katherine Smith
PreSchool Director
P.O. Box 1791
Anniston, AL  36202

2018-19 PreSchool Friends Scholarship Recipient Jordan Peters is pictured (L-R) with Katherine Tooker, PreSchool Friends Director and Board Members: Marilyn Burson, Robert Smith, and Bertha Trammel. Jordan Peters graduated in the Preschool Friends Class of 2005. She graduated in top 5 of her class at Saks High School and served as President of the Senior Honor Society. She will attend Spelman College this fall where she will be in the Honors Program and major in biology with plans to go medical school to become a physical therapist.