Kindergarten / nursery school

We celebrated forty years in 2019 (est in 1979). We are an accredited school with ACSI. Each class has a 16:2 student/teacher ratio. We follow Safe Sanctuary practices.

Hours of Operation

  • Three year old class meets Tuesday through Thursday from 8;30-11:30.
  • Four year old class meets Tuesday through Thursday from 8:30-11:50.
  • Kindergarten meets Monday through Friday from 8:00-12:00.


Nursery school program director

Mindy Campbell, Director, holds a BS in Special Education from the University of Alabama. She has 16 years experience at FUMC teaching in Kindergarten, three and four year old classes. She previously worked for The Kentucky School for the Deaf before coming to FUMC.


Our kindergarten class is co-taught by Julie Hinton and Lindsey Howell. Julie has 27 years experience in Christian County Public Schools and holds a BS in elementary education from Murray State. Lindsey has 4 years experience in CCPS and holds a BS in elementary education from Georgetown and a Masters in elementary education from WKU.

Four year olds

Our four year old class is taught by Linda Ritli. She has been at FUMC since 2010. She taught in Citrus County Schools for three years before moving to Kentucky. She holds a BA in Elementary Education from St Leo University. Elisabeth Meacham is the assistant teacher and has an associates degree from Sullivan University.

three years olds

Allison Sandifer has taught our three year class since 2016. She holds a BS in Integrated Strategic Communications from UK and attended Murray State for Elementary Education. Her assistant, Carolyn Grace, worked in CCPS over 20 years and attended Hopkinsville Community College.