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The Highlands Community Child Development Center (HCCDC)

     The Highlands Community Child Development Center (HCCDC), formerly the Presbyterian Daycare, opened on February 14th, 2005.  The center provides the only state-licensed, full-year, 5-day per week, 10 hours per day child care program in the Highlands Township.  HCCDC is designated a Four-Star Center by the state of North Carolina based on the quality of its programs and the educational credentials of the staff.  For more information, click here.

Sonshine School

     The Sunshine School Afterschool Program assists parents by providing a safe, Christian, caring environment fir children after school. We strive to create a clean, nurturing atmosphere where a child can grow spiritually, physically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually.  As a Christian center affiliated with the First Presbyterian Church, we will provide a moral and spiritual environment where each child is treated with respect.  

     Children in grades K-4 are eligible to attend our program.  We help parents by assisting students with homework, by providing daily literacy activities, and by engaging students in enrichment activities to balance learning.

     Our operating schedule follows that of Highlands School: we are open on the same days as Highlands School is in session.  This schedule varies occasionally, and we continue to adjust based on COVID-19 mandates.  Currently, the Sonshine School hours of operation are 3:00-5:00PM, Monday through Thursday.  For more information or to enroll your child, please contact the church office.

     Parent Handbook

     Registration Form

     Emergency Medical Information Form

Adult Education

Sunday Morning Adult Class, 10:00am

     Sunday morning adult education meets with the pastor and discusses the scripture that undergirds each week's sermon. Through this preview and lively discussion, the worship experience is enhanced. We hope you will consider joining in this discussion.

Mullen Lecture Series

     The annual Mullen Lecture program seeks to bring in acclaimed speakers from diverse theological backgrounds during the summer season. This year's lecturer is Rev. Margaret Grun Kibben. She will join us on Sunday, June 18 during our 11:00am worship service, and she will present her lecture on Monday, June 19, at 10:00am. 

    On January 3, 2021, Chaplain Margaret Grun Kibben was sworn in as the 62nd Chaplain of the United States House of Representatives, having served as a chaplain for over 30 years in the Navy and Marine Corps. Born and raised in Warrington, Pennsylvania, Margaret was raised in Neshaminy-Warwick Presbyterian Church. Margaret graduated from Goucher College and received both her Master of Divinity and her Doctor of Ministry from Princeton Theological Seminary. Margaret has served as a Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace and holds a master’s degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.

     In addition to Princeton Theological Seminary’s Board of Trustees, Margaret serves on the boards for the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence, the World War II Foundation, and the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation.

     Margaret is married to Lieutenant Colonel Timothy J. Kibben, USMC (Retired). They reside in Alexandria, Virginia. Margaret enjoys cycling, swimming, gardening, cooking, and reading.

Children's Ministry
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