First United Methodist Church


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First Methodist Preschool began in March 1978 and has served the Tift area since that time.  We provide a Christian atmosphere in which your child can learn to work and play with other children his/her own age.  It is our philosophy that Preschool should be a time of fun, warmth, security, exploring, & discovery. We strive to nurture the creativity of childhood.  We allow them to learn at their own pace and in the ways that are best for them. The curriculum includes Chapel; sharing & conversation time; stories, songs & finger plays; creative art activities and crafts; games & large muscle activities; field trips; science & nature activities; exposure to shapes, colors, numbers, and letters; learning about the community and occupations; and celebration of birthdays and holidays. We want this first introduction to school to be a pleasant and fun-filled experience for you and your child.  The activities that we plan for children, the way we organize the environment, select toys and materials, plan the daily schedule, and talk with children, are all designed to accomplish the goals of our curriculum and give your child a successful start to school. 

For more information call Lauren Fresh at 229-382-6100 ext. 108 or email

PreSchool Registration Application 2020

Preschool Staff


Lauren Fresh


Director of Preschool Ministries

(229) 382-6100 ext. 108

Missy Hutto


Toddler 2 Class Teacher

Lynn Roberts


Toddler 1 Class Teacher



Brittany Jones


Toddler 2 Class Teacher

Jessica Carmichael


Toddler 1 Class Teacher



Denise Ferrari


Preschool 2A Class Teacher

Tiffany Cantrell


Preschool 2A Class Teacher

Jessica Pittman


Preschool 2B Class Teacher

Amy Lovell


Preschool 2B Class Teacher

Karin Currie


Preschool 2C Class Teacher

Stephanie Grantham


Preschool 2C Teacher


Becky Hankins


Preschool 3A Teacher


Stephanie Branch


Preschool 3A Teacher


Helen Vicars


Preschool 3B Teacher


Brandy Lawrence


Preschool 3B Teacher


Tiffany Alexion


Preschool 3C Teacher


Becca Thomas


Preschool 3C Teacher


Amy Johnson


Preschool 3D Teacher


Tiffany Walker


Preschool 3D Teacher


Mary Harris


Preschool 4 Teacher

Billie Jo Abney

PreSchool 4 Teacher