Our Philosophy

The FUMC Weekday Nursery School provides a program of learning activities and guided play for children in a safe, loving, and welcoming environment.  Qualified teachers serve 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 elementary 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.

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 2019-2020 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 – 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 for recent photos and activities: First United Methodist Church Weekday Nursery School

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.

To Register

We have limited spots left for 2019-2020!

Suzi Moore – Director

828-322-6058  ext. 304


** We are a nut-free facility.