311 Third Avenue NE, Hickory NC, 28601 (828) 322-6058

Nursery News


Welcome to First United Methodist Church Weekday Nursery School

We are honored to be named the winner for the best Preschool in Hickory Macaroni Kid’s 2018 Gold Daisy Awards! Thank you to our loving teachers, to our amazing preschool families, and for all of the support we’ve received!

Our Philosophy

wdnvbnrsThe FUMC Weekday Nursery School provides a program of learning activitiesand guided play for children in a safe, loving, and welcoming environment.  Qualified teachersserve as facilitators enabling children to grow in their ability to express themselves through art, music, language, creative dramatics, and other media.  Each classroom is equipped for learning.  Learning centers are designed to support development in social, emotional, cognitive, fine motor, and gross motor skills.

Communication between home and the Weekday School is critical to the success of the child.  Therefore, parent participation is expected and invited.  The sharing of cultures, talents, interests, and time provides an excellent foundation for the children and serves as a positive step leading from home to the public school.

By modeling Christian values and nurture on a daily basis, the Weekday School strives to provide a positive experience in which children learn to live in a Christ like way.

Contact Us

Emily Fisher – Director

828-322-6058  ext. 304


Our Classes

We offer classes for ages 12 months through 5 years of age.  All classes run from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm daily.  Tuition Prices for 2018-2019 are as follows:

  • Toddler Class – Tuesday & Thursday  ($120)
  • Toddler Class – Monday, Wednesday, Friday  ($175)
  • Toddler Class – Monday-Friday  ($285)
  • Two Year Old Class – Tuesday & Thursday  ($110)
  • Two Year Old Class – Monday, Wednesday, Friday  ($155)
  • Two Year Old Class – Monday-Friday  ($245)
  • Three Year Old Class – Tuesday & Thursday  ($110)
  • Three Year Old Class – Monday, Wednesday, Friday  ($155)
  • Three Year Old Class – Monday-Friday  ($245)
  • Four Year Old Class – Monday, Wednesday, Friday  ($155)
  • Kinder Prep Class – Monday-Friday  ($245)

Lunch Bunch is offered each day until 12:45 pm.  The cost is $2.50 per day and is added to your monthly tuition.  Sign-up is required.

Program Highlights

In addition to their creative daily curriculum, children enjoy:

  • Weekly Chapel Time with FUMC clergy
  • Story Time at the Patrick Beaver Library (located across the street)
  • Stretch-n-Grow physical education
  • Monthly science class with Catawba Science Center (4 year olds)
  • Special outings / field trips

Please visit our Facebook page recent photos and activities: First United Methodist Church Weekday Nursery School

To Register

2019-2020 Registration is open!  Some classes are already filling up, so please contact us now for a tour! 

Other Fees:

  • Registration Fee:  $65.00
  • Supply Fee (billed with tuition – 1/2 in Sept. & 1/2 in Jan.): $60.00 (2-3 days) or $80.00 (5 days)
  • One-time Enrichment Fees vary by age group.

Tuition is paid on the first of each month.  September’s tuition is due by July 15th.  Registration Fee is non refundable.  If you have 2 or more children registered, your Registration Fee will be $65 for the first child and $50 for each additional child.

** We are a nut-free facility.