The Weekday Preschool/ Kindergarten is a place “Where Learning is Fun!” It has been an outreach ministry of the church since 1972, serving over 12,000 children from this community.
Our mission and desire is to provide children the very best in early childhood education in a Christian environment. We endeavor to maintain the highest standard of excellence in our teaching, our activities, and in the guidance of each child’s learning experience. Each day we encourage our children to develop to their fullest potential—academically, physically, socially, and spiritually.
The Weekday Preschool is a half-day Christian preschool serving children from two to five years of age.
Our Kindergarten, for many years, has ranked higher than 99% of other private kindergartens in the nation. We are very proud of this accomplishment!
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“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.”Proverbs 22:6
Young children are always learning something. Here at CFUMC Preschool/Kindergarten, we understand that learning is critical to your child’s development.
We believe that even the very young can understand and learn the importance of helping others. Each year, we support several mission projects such as collecting food in “Blessing Bags,” singing for senior citizens, make care packages for our armed forces, and other outreach projects throughout the year.
Our staff of professional educators is here to help guide your child through their most formative years.
Our Kindergarten program has scored 99% higher than all other private kindergarten programs in the nation.
We have a number of different special events throughout the year including: Grandparents Day, Circus Day, Daddy’s Night, Muffins for Moms, Art Show, Halloween Costume Parade, Christmas Program, Thanksgiving Feast.
We have found that children learn best when there is a planned curriculum of activities focused on a particular theme or concept. These thematic and seasonal units are designed to be age-appropriate within each classroom. Classrooms are set up with a “Learning Wall”. Each day the teacher reviews the skills indicated on the learning wall. Some of the skills concepts will include colors, shapes, numbers, nursery rhyme, Pledge of Allegiance, Bible verse, calendar, alphabet, weather, sight words for the Pre-K. In addition, our curriculum provides Learning Centers, Manipulatives in the learning centers, Chapel in the sanctuary and classrooms, Science experiments, Story Time, Arts & crafts. All activities may pertain to the unit being taught. Music and Creative Movement, Computer Lab for the 4 and 5-year-olds, Community Resource Persons, Outside/ Indoor Play, Special Events, Enrichment Activities, Progress Reports for the Parents. The Kindergarten uses the Houghton Mifflin reading curriculum as well as Saxon Math.
What’s the preschool child ready to learn?
Preschoolers are ready to acquire many skills. Preschoolers are avid learners. Learning is exciting to them! Preschoolers learn best through playful interaction with their environment. Preschoolers are constantly in motion and are rapidly gaining control of their bodies. They should be encouraged to participate in numerous activities that promote gross and fine motor coordination. In preschool most children begin to interact with people outside the family and learn how to relate and socialize within a group. Preschoolers are naturally inquisitive and eager to explore, create and learn. Children need opportunities for growth and stimulation in all areas of development: physical, language, social, emotional, and mental.
2016, 2017, 2018 BEST OF FORSYTH
The CFUMC Preschool is so excited to announce that we were voted the #1 Preschool in Forsyth County by the Forsyth County News Readers’ Choice Best of Forsyth 2016. Thank you to everyone who voted!
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GET TO KNOW OUR STAFF
Mrs. Brown received her Bachelor’s degree in Early Education from North Georgia College and taught elementary school in both Dekalb and Gwinnett Counties in the Atlanta area. Mrs. Brown began her employment with the weekday preschool in 1977 and has since overseen the expansion of the school for the past 43 years. When first becoming the Director, there were only 65 children enrolled in the preschool program; today, with the expansion of the church and its facilities in 1990, the program has grown to accommodate more than 340 children. She is the proud grandmother to nine grandchildren.
MRS. DORIS FIELDS
Mrs. Doris Fields, after attending Emmanuel College, taught four year olds in the weekday preschool for ten years before becoming the Assistant Director in 1999. In addition to her administrative duties, she has become the financial secretary of the preschool. She has been instrumental in helping the preschool grow for the past twenty seven years. She is the proud grandmother to five grandchildren.
Faculty and Staff
The weekday Preschool at Cumming First United Methodist currently employs 40 ladies. The staff consists of loving, dedicated individuals who value the children and their parents, and who wish to instill the love of learning to all children. While teachers are trained in CPR and First Aid, there is also a registered nurse on staff. These teachers are highly experienced with the majority of them having more than 17 years of experience with the school.
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