Welcome to First United Methodist Preschool

At First United Methodist Church Preschool St. Cloud, our number one priority is the child. We pride ourselves in not being a daycare and focus on the education of our children.

 

Each child is welcomed into an age-appropriate classroom that is created as "their space." Our staff adapts to this environment and engages each child on their level. Once a child feels safe and secure, their ability to learn is enhanced. Each child is loved and accepted as an individual rather than a number.

About Our School

Established in 1983, First United Methodist Preschool is nestled in the heart of historic downtown St. Cloud and has been in operation 36 years. Our safe and secure campus features a state of the art video camera monitoring system. All staff are experienced, certified and have participated in annual Active Shooter, First Aid, Fire Extinguisher, and CPR training.

Each classroom provides learning-based centers that cover all aspects of a child’s developmental needs. Class sizes are limited and all classrooms have a teacher and full-time teaching assistant. Our school is a licensed DCF and VPK Provider. 
We take pride in being a traditional preschool and not a daycare facility. Children, ages 3-5, learn and develop in a loving Christian atmosphere. Our classrooms are child-centered, active-learning environments where students develop a variety of skills and concepts through meaningful experiences. Activities that exercise the child’s developmental stages and encompass all styles of learning are provided. 

All classes participate in the Frog Street Curriculum and our Pre-K classes cover all the VPK Florida State Standards. Children participate in Chapel weekly and school-wide Group Music & Movement events once a month, in addition to what is provided in class daily. Parent participation is always welcomed!  In addition, on-site field trips are included in our curriculum.

 
 

Our Programs

Click through to see what programs we offer at First United Methodist Preschool St. Cloud! All programs are from 8:30AM-12:30PM.

Our Classrooms

 

Ms. Denise

Director

Ms. Kim

VPK Teacher- Red Door

Ms. Edith

VPK Teacher- Purple Door

Ms. Stranna

VPK Teacher- Blue Door

Ms. Cassandra

VPK Assistant- Red Door

Ms. Randi

VPK Assistant- Purple Door

Ms. Sara

VPK Assistant- Blue Door

Ms. Brittany

Preschool Teacher- Green Door

 

WHAT PARENTS SAY

"First United Methodist Preschool in St Cloud is phenomenal! Our son participated in their 3-year-old classroom last year and will be in VPK this year. All of the teachers and staff are loving and provide a caring environment, while being very educational. I love the smaller atmosphere where all of the staff can personally know each student. My family isn’t super religious and I like that while a religious background, it isn’t over the top. I love that they do Christmas programs, something the public schools can’t do anymore. We had the choice this upcoming year to put our child into the VPK program at a public school just down the road from our house. While it would have been easier for the proximity, there was no doubt that he would be attending FUMP again for VPK. It is a great elementary school and he will do great there in Kindergarten but I feel having one more year for our little one to not have to deal with a big public school will allow him to do much better academically."

— Melanie H.

 

Important Parent Information

 

Contact Us!

1001 10th Street, St. Cloud, FL 34769

Ph. 407-892-6884

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Please Note: Our parking lot is across 10th Street from the main entrance. We are the building with the porch and bright red door!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19

As many of you are aware, in response to the COVID-19 virus, the Osceola County School District has added an additional week to Spring Break. Instead of returning to school on Monday, 3/23 they will now be returning on Monday, 3/30. Since we follow their schedule, we will also be returning on 3/30 instead of 3/23.

Graduation and Spring photos that were scheduled for 3/25 & 3/26 are now scheduled for Wednesday, 4/1 (graduation) and Thursday, 4/2 (Spring). VPK attendance forms will need to be signed on Monday, 3/30. If for some reason your child will be out that day, we still need you to come in and sign the attendance form. VPK allows for 5 emergency days so this time will not have to be made up.

The entire staff will be in the classrooms the week of March 23. They will be thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting all toys, manipulatives, centers, shelves, chairs and anything else little hands come in contact with. It is our commitment to all of our families that your child will return to a healthy and safe environment.

We will keep you posted on any changes as they come in. If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Stay safe and healthy! God is with you.

Ms. Denise

Director