UMC Preschool is accepting applications for the 2017/18 school year, from children already enrolled in the program and from church members.  Open enrollment will begin on February 14th.  All classes will be held on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday morning from 8:00-11:00.  Primary classes are for children who will turn three by August 1st.  Pre-K classes are for children who will turn four by August 1st.  Applications can be found in the church or the education office or click here to download a PDF version of the application.

The United Methodist Church Preschool was organized in 1968.  It is sponsored by the United Methodist Church as a service to the community.  The overall objective is to provide a quality early childhood program in a Christian atmosphere with trained and experienced teachers.

We offer classes for two age groups:  Primary-Children must be 3 years of age before August 1st, and Pre-K-Children must be 4 years of age before August 1st.  Children need to be potty trained before beginning school.

All classes are held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings from 8:00-11:00.  Children are to arrive between 7:50 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.  An Early Morning Playgroup is available for those who need an earlier drop off at 7:30.

UMC Preschool follows one of the four state approved curriculums and the Missouri Early Learning Goals, which were established by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.  The Missouri Early Learning Goals, are the standards set for all Early Childhood Programs in the state of Missouri.

The program includes growth in the following areas:  spiritual, social/emotional, language, physical, cognitive, and self-help/school readiness.  We are fortunate to have a quality music program twice a month for the children.  It provides musical expression through a variety of instruments, dance, games, rhyme, and rhythm songs.  The children have the opportunity for many different experiences that benefit them in these areas.

We also follow the state guidelines for License-exempt child care facilities.  Before beginning school, we are required to have on file for each child, the following:

For more information about UMC Preschool, contact Patricia Howard, Director, at 660-646-2580 ext. 22.  You may also click on the link for the Brochure, and Handbook.  An Application for Enrollment is also available on this website, at the church office, at the preschool office, or at the information areas.