Preschool

FUMC Preschool was voted the #1 "FRED FAMILY FAVORITE PRESCHOOL" in 2017!

FUMC Preschool promotes the development of the total child. Since children are developmentally different, we feel that each child deserves the opportunity to develop at his or her own pace with a carefully designed curriculum created to meet individual needs. Our staff of well-trained teachers and classroom assistants create an environment to stimulate learning, permit social interaction, and develop a feeling of security and self-confidence in a play-based atmosphere.

Our Philosophy

We have designed an individualized half-day program that begins with low student-teacher ratios in all of our classrooms. Continuing professional and educational opportunities are provided for our staff, giving them fresh ideas and new insights for working with the children.

Classroom experiences are enriched by music and physical education programs, arts and crafts, educational learning centers, access to computers, dramatic play, creative play, socialization, field trips, story times, free play indoors and outdoors, and numerous extra-curricular activities based upon Christian principles.

Every student will gain phonic and early reading skills, introductory mathematics and science skills, as well as handwriting and fine motor enhancement.

Our 3s and 4s classes will be involved in two public presentations: our Christmas program and end-of-the-year program. Additionally, we host special Fathers' and Mothers' Nights annually for parents or other special loved ones of our 3s and 4s.

The operation of the Preschool is under the guidance of FUMC's Board of Directors, is financially non-profit and self-sufficient, and has met all documentation required by the Commonwealth of Virginia for religiously exempt preschools. Our tuition rates are competitive and discounts are available for siblings. Limited scholarship funds are available on a yearly basis, with distribution based on financial need.

Preschool Activities Include...

  • Classes for children ages two through five
  • Classes meet two, three, or five days per week
  • Classes include physical education and music as well as daily playground time
  • Christmas Program in December
  • Annual Thanksgiving Feast in November
  • Annual Family Picnic in May
  • End-of-Year Program in May (three year olds)
  • Graduation Ceremony in May (four year olds)
  • Mothers' Night in the fall
  • Fathers' Night in the spring
  • Field Trips (fire department, pumpkin patch, and others)
  • Chapel Lessons monthly in the sanctuary

Contact us by email at or by calling the preschool office at 540-899-3172.