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Our mission is to provide an enriching and affordable developmentally appropriate preschool experience. Since 1958, UMPS has dedicated itself to promoting social, physical, emotional and intellectual growth of preschool children. We strive to provide a safe environment in which our children can develop at their own pace. Our educators are advocates of providing young minds with the essential tools and opportunities on a daily basis to explore and understand the world around them. We foster a nurturing environment in which children develop with a sense of responsibility, self- expression, confidence and an eagerness for curiosity. We are a non-profit organization and do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion nor special needs.

Program Highlights

  • Extended days for our pre-K classes are preparatory for Kindergarten

  • A 5 day or 4 day option for 4 year-old, and 5 year-old

  • A 3 day or 4 day option for 3 year-old

  • A 2 day or 3 day option for 2 year-old

  • We provide healthy snacks daily with special attention to food allergies and sensitivities with gluten-free options 

  • Lunch Bunch program is offered 5 days/week

  • Early Bird Drop-off at 8:30am (3-5 year-old) is offered 5 days/week

  • Family inclusion events throughout the year such as; our Fall Supper, Cookie, Cocoa & Caroling, Spring Ice Cream Social, & Mother’s Day Tea

  • Seasonal field trips in the community alongside in-school enrichment programs to enhance our curriculum.

  • Author of the Month program highlights beloved recognized authors

  • Guest Reader program invites family members to come into the classroom to read 

"United Methodist Preschool is truly a wonderful and nurturing preschool setting! My son has been attending for 2 years and we've grown to love the teachers and school. The 3's teachers welcome the 3's with loving arms and know how to make the transition from home to preschool an extremely positive one for the whole family.  The 4s teachers lead so many engaging, creative, and educational activities, with enough time left for the kids to play and explore.  My son loves music and especially the yoga class.  My younger son will start preschool next year and I am so excited for him to attend United Methodist Preschool.  Highly recommend!"


- Past Parent at UMPS

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