First Wesleyan Academy is an outreach ministry of First Wesleyan Church and exists to build Godly character in children through quality Early Childhood Christian Education in a loving, nurturing environment. Each day is designed to provide constructive learning experiences through planned activities, creative play, music, arts and crafts, and Bible stories. Each activity helps develop inquisitive, growing minds and muscle coordination for growing bodies. Our daily Bible stories follow our Statement of Faith. Our goal is for each child to express love for God through conversation, singing, and praying.

Enrollment is open to any child age 6 weeks - 4 yrs. Children are enrolled with standing reservation for the school year on a first come basis. After maximum enrollment is reached in each room, a waiting list will be established and maintained for that school year. An annual, non-refundable, registration fee of $75 is due at the time of registration. 

1503 McFarland Blvd. N. Tuscaloosa, AL. 35406

P: 205-752-2111

Find out more about the Children's Ministry at First Wesleyan by clicking HERE.

We're Hiring!

First Wesleyan Church is seeking a director for its Academy. Are you looking for a place to invest in the next generation, while raising up a team of educators to excel in a team environment?  Our daycare ministry is for birth to preschool, with an enrollment of over 120 children. The candidate will become a member of the church staff and will partner with a full-time assistant director to help in leading the Academy's team of teachers and staff. Health benefits are available, along with three weeks paid vacation.  If you want to share Christ's love with families in Tuscaloosa and beyond, please review the included job description. If it sounds exciting, send a resume to and explain why you think this may be a fit for God's calling on your life. Download the Job Description here.

First Wesleyan Academy Leaders

Click on an individual name to contact with any questions, enrollment, or employment opportunities.

Rhonda Irick

Interim Academy Director

Malissa Cargile

Assistant Director