madison umc childrens ministry logoMadison United Methodist Weekday Program offers a Preschool Program and an After School Care program for school age children. Both programs are licensed by the state of Mississippi. The Weekday Ministries Programs have been charged with the mission “to provide total care for the children entrusted to the Madison UMC Preschool program by meeting, to the fullest extent possible, our children’s physical, educational, and spiritual needs and to sensitively respond to the concerns of parents.” All our actions and daily classroom activities should reflect the Christian values of self-esteem, love, faith, hope, care, grace, sharing, forgiveness, creation, honesty, obedience, and responsibility that are integral to both the mission of Madison UMC and the Weekday Ministries programs.

Mission Statement

The Preschool program, as a ministry of Madison UMC, believes each child is a child of God and should have every opportunity to develop physically, intellectually, emotionally, socially and spiritually to his or her fullest potential.

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Curriculum

Each class builds readiness for the next class. One of our main methods of teaching is though learning centers. Each child’s knowledge of the Bible will be strengthened through activities in class through stories and prayer. Wee Worship and Cooking for 3 and 4 year classes will meet once a week and re-enforces our classroom Bible verses and stories.

Curriculum for 2 year olds is a theme/unit based. This includes learning centers, and the units include numbers, shapes, colors, letter recognition, and art. We also focus on strengthening fine motor and large motor skills.

Curriculum for the 3 year olds is Handwriting without Tears which focuses on letter writing, letter sounds, and math as well as strengthening fine motor skills such as cutting with scissors and holding the pencil correctly.

Curriculum for the 4 year olds-is based on learning activities surrounding Core Curriculum. It focuses on language development, phonological awareness, and strengthening fine motor skills for cutting with scissors and holding the pencil correctly. We use activities that promote critical thinking, math reasoning, problem solving, and other number skills.

Ages for Preschool

Our program ages begin 15 months of age (child is walking) - 4 years old. Each classroom has 2 teachers.

Preschool Hours of Operation (mid-August-May)

8:30-12:00 Monday-Friday for regular classes (see Fees and Class Schedule)
There is NO early drop off option available.

School Calendar

Our calendar and holidays follow the Madison County Schools calendar as closely as possible. If Madison County Schools close early, we will close at the same time. If they have a late arrival, we will be closed for the day. We will not make up for days missed.

2018 Schedule:

New Staff Training July 30, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Staff Set Up Day August 9/10 (either date) 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
All Staff Orientation August 13, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Parent Open House August 14, 5:30 p.m. (Parents only)
Children Meet the Teacher

August 15
9:00-10:00 am: Toddlers, 2's and 3's MWF. 3's M-F
10:30 - 11:30am: Toddlers and 2's T/TH. All 4 year old classes.

1st Day of School August 16 & 17
1st Day for Carpool August 20
1st Day for Lunch Bunch September 4
Last Day for Lunch before Christmas Holiday December 12
Last Day before Christmas Holiday    December 20
Closed for Christmas December 21 - January 4. Classes resume January 7
Teacher Appreciation April 9-10
Thanksgiving Program November 13, 10:30 am
End of the Year Program May 14, 4 year old classes @ 6:00 pm
Last day for Lunch Bunch May 15
Last day for School May 17
Closed for Summer May 20
All Staff Clean Up Day

May 20  or 21 (either date)  8:00-12:00

   
School Closures:  
Labor Day September 3
Fall Holiday         October 8-9
Thanksgiving  November 19-23
Christmas Holiday  December 21 - January 4.
M L King Holiday     January 21
Presidents Holiday February 18
Spring Break   March 11-15
Easter April 19-22

Monthly Fees

 

Monthly Fees for 2018-2019
  Days/Week Monthly Fee
Toddlers    
Tuesday & Thursday 2 $175.00
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 3 $195.00
     
Two Year Olds    
Tuesday & Thursday 2 $175.00
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 3 $195.00
     
Three Year Olds    
Tuesday & Thursday 2 $175.00
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 3 $195.00
Monday-Friday 5 $220.00
     
Four Year Olds    
Monday-Friday only   $220.00
Workbook fee   $100.00 due in August annually
ACH Draft required for monthly tuition payments    
     
Other Fees for 2018-2019 School Year    
Registration Fee (annual for each child)   $100.00 (non-refundable)
Supply Fee (annual for each child; drafted August 1st)  

$110.00 (2 day class)

$120.00 (3 day class)

$130.00 (5 day class)

     
Lunch Bunch (offered on Tues & Wed only) Per Month  
1 day per week per month   $40.00 monthly
2 day per week per month   $60.00 monthly
Can sign up in beginning of school with registration packet    
Lunch Bunch Drop-In Fee   $20.00/day
     
Preschool Class Drop-In Fee   $25.00
Drop In is used only by children enrolled in our center    
     
T-Shirts   $12.00
Late Pickup   $25.00 per child
     
NSF/Late Payment Fee   $25.00 + bank fees
Late Pick-up Fee for Children  

$25.00 per child for

1st 10 minutes +

$1.00 for every minute after.

Summer Draft Schedule for Payment

July 1st the August tuition will be drafted (non-refundable)

August 1st the annual Supply Fee and 4’s curriculum fee (if applies) will be drafted

   

On August 1st we will draft the Supply Fee and the four year old Workbook Fee. Before the start of the school year if you should need to withdraw from our program, a 30 day written notice (prior to the July 1st draft of August tuition) is required. If the required notice is not received, you will be responsible for the August tuition payment. Once the draft has been made, August tuition is nonrefundable. In addition, at any time during the school year, if you fail to give the 30 day written notice, you are responsible for payment of tuition and other fees for the 30 days following the withdrawal.

Required Paperwork for 2019-2020 School Year

Please download and complete the 2019-20 Madison UMC Student Enrollment form here to bring to bring with you to Parent Open House:

2019-20 Madison UMC Preschool Student Enrollment Form [pdf]

Registration for 2019-2020 School Year

Returning Children and their Siblings

January 16 and January 17 Registration Forms will be sent home in the children’s bags.

The forms will not be accepted until January 23, 2019 beginning 9:00 a.m. The forms will be date/time stamped as submitted. 

Spaces will be filled 1st in 1st served basis.

Final deadline to be submitted is January 31, 2019 for all returning children and siblings

To Register on the below dates:

Beginning 8:00 a.m. (will not be accepted before then)

Spaces will be filled 1st in 1st served basis

To register you must send an email to preschool@madisonumc.org

Church Members: February 19. 2019

Community: February 20, 2019

Once you've been contacted that a spot is available you will need to:

Lunch Bunch

Lunch Bunch is an option to stay for extended hours (12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.) on Tuesday and Wednesday, and is only available for 2, 3 and 4 year old classes. A nap mat and sack lunch is required. Parents may sign up at the beginning of school on Parent Night or at any time during the school year. A child who is enrolled in the Preschool may drop-in as space availability allows.

Remind 101

To alert parents of closures and other school related emergencies, we will use Remind 101. Parents MUST sign up at www.remind101.com.
 

For Additional Information, please contact:
Gayle Hart
Weekday Ministries Director

601-853-7436
gayle@madisonumc.org

Reneé Scales
Children’s Ministries Director

601-856-6058
renee@madisonumc.org