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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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.

2020-21 Schedule:

COVID-19 Staff Training August 27, 10:00 - 12:00
New Staff Training September 2, 10:00 - 12:00
Staff Orientation September 9, 8:30 - 1:30
Parent Open House September 10, 4:00 - 5:30 via Zoom
Children Meet the Teacher


1st Day of School (Carpool Only) September 14 (revised due to COVID-19)
1st Day for Carpool September 14
1st Day for Lunch Bunch October 6
Thanksgiving program for 3 and 4 year olds Cancelled until further notice
Last Day for Lunch before Christmas Holiday December 15 & 16
Last Day before Christmas Holiday    December 16
Closed for Christmas Holiday December 17 - January 4
Preschool Resumes January 4
Teacher Appreciation April 20 & 21
End of the Year Program - 4 year olds only May 11, 6:00pm
Last day for Lunch Bunch May 25 & 26
Last day for School May 28
Closed for Summer June 1
Staff Clean Up Day

June 1, 8:00 - 12:00

School Closures:  
Labor Day September 7
Fall Holiday         October 12-13
Thanksgiving  November 23-27
Christmas Holiday  December 17 - January 4
M L King Holiday     January 18
Presidents Holiday February 15
Spring Break   March 15-19
Easter Holiday April 2-5
Memorial Day May 31

Monthly Fees


Monthly Fees for 2020-2021
  Days/Week Monthly Fee
Tuesday & Thursday 2 $180.00
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 3 $200.00
Two Year Olds    
Tuesday & Thursday 2 $180.00
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 3 $200.00
Three Year Olds    
Tuesday & Thursday 2 $180.00
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 3 $200.00
Monday-Friday 5 $225.00
Four Year Olds    
Monday-Friday only   $225.00
Workbook fee   $100.00 due in August annually
ACH Draft required for monthly tuition payments    
Other Fees    
Registration Fee (non-refundable)   $125.00
Supply Fee (annual for each child)  

$125.00 (2 day class)

$135.00 (3 day class)

$145.00 (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
Child Care Drop-In Fee   $40.00
T-Shirts   $15.00
Late Pickup   $30.00 per child
NSF/Late Payment Fee   $25.00 + bank fees

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 2020-2021 School Year

Please download and complete the 2020-21 Madison UMC Student Enrollment form here to bring to bring with you to Parent Open House:

2020-21 Madison UMC Preschool Student Enrollment Form [pdf]

Registration for 2021-2022 School Year

Preschool Registration for New Children

Begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. (can’t be accepted before 8:00) by email only.  There will not be a walk in Registration.  Spaces will be filled based on 1st in 1st served.

  • Church Members - Monday, February 22, 2021
  • Open to the Community - Tuesday, February 23, 2021


Preschool Registration for Returning Children and their Siblings

Wednesday, January 13th and Thursday, January 14th, a registration survey will be sent home in the school bags. This is your opportunity to make your 1st and 2nd class choice for your child.

January 20th Instruction

We will begin accepting the survey forms at 8:00 a.m. on January 20th. The forms will not be accepted before 8:00 a.m. and by email only. We will not be able to accept the forms through carpool.  The class 1st choice is not guaranteed, as it will depend on the date and the time the form is submitted.  Some classes such as 3’s M-F and 2’s MWF fill very quickly. The classes will be filled 1st in 1st served.

Final deadline to submit your registration survey form is January 31st

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

  • Download and bring the completed Madison UMC Preschool Registration Form to the Preschool Office
  • Bring the nonrefundable $150.00 Registration Fee
  • Download and bring the completed Bank Draft Form that is necessary for tuition payments - Bring in a voided check to attach

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

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


Reneé Scales
Children’s Ministries Director