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Our Purpose

It is our goal at FUMC’s Nursery School and Kindergarten to provide a nurturing, Christian environment in which children may develop intellectually, physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Class Offerings


Monday –Friday (8:00a.m.-Noon)

Class size limited to 16 children with two


Four-year-old Nursery School

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

(8:30-11:50 a.m.)

Class size limited to 16 with two teachers.

Three-year-old Nursery School

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

(8:30-11:30 a.m.)

Class size limited to 15 with two teachers.

Our Program offers:

  • Classroom and home visits before school opens in September
  • Special Days for every child during the year
  • Daily nutritious snacks
  • Thanksgiving Feast
  • Nativity Pageants
  • Mom’s Luncheons
  • Dad’s Days
  • Easter Egg Hunts
  • Fall Hoe Down
  • End-of-the-year Picnic and Carnival
  • Year-long photo displays
  • Safe, well-equipped playgrounds
  • Classroom pets
  • Field trips
  • And much, much more…
  • Before and After school extended care is available by contacting Elaine Drake, Daycare Director at 886-0277.

    Parental involvement is encouraged as your

    schedule allows.

    “We will be sending our third child to preschool at FUMC this fall. We do this without reservation because we know he will make friends and memories that he will have for years to come. We also are certain that this program will give him the skills and confidence to prepare him to move to ‘big school.’ We are sure of our choice of FUMC because we know the wonderful experience our other two children had here. We could not wish for a better choice for preschool than First United Methodist.” —-Amy Falco

    Kindergarten Class

    Individual and small group instruction

    A Beka Book

    Reading and language curriculum which features

    a phonetic approach

    Box-It, Bag-It

    Mathematics curriculum which features a hands-on, experiential approach

    Daily Calendar Time

    Incorporates math language skills

    God’s Caring, Sharing Friend

    Year-long emphasis on each child’s uniqueness, showing how each is a “special child of God.”

    God’s Children Around the World Program

    Three-year Old Class

    Developing group socialization skills

    Learn colors and shapes

    Large and fine motor development

    Daily Group Time (reading, singing, poetry, weekly Show & Tell)

    Painting, play dough, puzzles

    Periodic in-class cooking

    Nursery Rhymes (visit from Mother Goose!)

    Four-year Old Class

    Daily Group Time including

    Box-It, Bag-It Calendar and weekly Show & Tell

    Whole language approach including

    Literature and narrative art activities and

    introduction of upper and lower case


    Thematic units

    Learning Community Helpers through


    Jesus as a boy, Jesus as a man

    Things I can do

    Special Days/Events

    “God Made Me Special” bulletin board

    Community Helpers Program

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