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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Ages for Preschool

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


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.

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.

2021-22 Schedule

May 17th and 18thLast days for Lunch Bunch before summer
May 24th: Last day of school
May 25th:  School closed-Staff Clean Up Day (8:00-12:00)

2022-23 Schedule

August 4th: New Staff Orientation, 10:00-12:00
August 5th:  Staff Set Up Day, 8:00-12:00
August 9th:  Parent Open House, 5:00-7:00 
August 10th:  Meet the Teacher
August 11th and 12th:  1st day of school-carpool will begin 1st day of school
September 6th: 1st Lunch Bunch
November 15th: Thanksgiving Program 
December 13th and 14th: Last Lunch Bunch before Christmas holiday
January 5th: Children return to school from Christmas holiday
April 18th and April 19th: Teacher Appreciation
May 18th: End of the Year Program for Four Year Olds
May 16th and May 17th: Last Lunch Bunch before summer
May 19th: Last day of School 
May 22nd: Teacher cleanup day, 8:00-12:00 
Labor Day: 9/5
Fall Holiday: 10/10 & 10/11
Thanksgiving: 11/21-25
Christmas:   12/14-1/4
MLK: 1/16
Winter Holiday: 2/20 
Spring Break:  3/13-17
Easter: 4/7 & 10

Monthly Fees


Monthly Fees for 2022-2023
  Days/Week Monthly Fee
Tuesday & Thursday 2 $190.00
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 3 $215.00
Two Year Olds    
Tuesday & Thursday 2 $190.00
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 3 $215.00
Three Year Olds    
Tuesday & Thursday 2 $190.00
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 3 $215.00
Monday-Friday 5 $240.00
Four Year Olds    
Monday-Friday only   $240.00
Workbook fee   $125.00 due in August annually
ACH Draft required for monthly tuition payments    
Other Fees    
Registration Fee (non-refundable)   $160.00
Supply Fee (annual for each child)  

$130.00 (2 day class)

$140.00 (3 day class)

$150.00 (5 day class)

Lunch Bunch (offered on Tues & Wed only) Per Month  
1 day per week per month   $45.00 monthly
2 day per week per month   $65.00 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 School Year

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

Madison UMC Preschool Student Enrollment Form [pdf]

Registration for School Year

Preschool Registration for New Children

Begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. (can’t be accepted before 8:00) by email only on the below dates:

  • Church Members -  February 21, 2023
  • Open to the Community -  February 22, 2023

There will not be walk-in registration. Spaces will be filled based on first in, first served (

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 $160.00 Registration Fee
  • Download and bring the completed Bank Draft Form which is necessary for tuition payments. Also, you will need to attach a voided check.

Preschool Registration for Returning Children and their Siblings

A registration survey will be sent home in the school bags on January 24 and 25.

This is your opportunity to make your first and second class choice for your child. The class first choice is not guaranteed, as it will depend on the date and time the form is submitted. Some classes such as 3's M-F and 2's MWF fill very quickly.

February 6 instructions:

  • We will begin accepting the survey forms at 8:00am on February 6.
  • The forms will not be accepted before 8:00am and by email only.

The forms will not be accepted through carpool.

Final deadline to submit the registration survey for returning children/siblings is February 13.
Once you've been emailed about the class confirmation for your child, you may download the registration form below.

Madison UMC Preschool Registration Form
There will be a nonrefundable $160.00 registration fee

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