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.


First United Methodist Church Preschool is licensed under the Department of Children and Families (DCF).  In addition, we provide Voluntary Pre-K (VPK) for children, which is governed by the Office of Early Learning (OEL) and the Early Learning Coalition of Osceola County.  We are an active learning early education provider and not a daycare.  Our classes run from 8:30-12:30, Monday through Thursday; August – May.


I have served as a member of a 10-member special task force set up by the Early Learning Coalition to help define what opening-up during COVID19 would look like.  I have attended weekly virtual meetings since March that have discussed many issues that early childhood educators will face in these uncertain times.  By compiling the task force information, DCF Guidelines, CDC Guidelines and OEL recommendations, I feel that we can open back up safely while still providing developmentally appropriate and safe classrooms for our students.  Our number one priority is to ensure the health and safety of the staff and children at First United Methodist Church Preschool.


The first day of classes for Preschool students (age 3) will be Monday, August 17 at 8:30 AM.

The first day of classes for VPK Pre-K students will be on Tuesday, August 25 at 8:30 AM.  This is a change from the previous date of August 17th due to State regulations preventing private providers from opening VPK prior to public schools opening.  When Osceola County made the change of start date, we were forced to do so as well.  We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience.  Please visit our Facebook page for the latest updates.

Ms. Denise, Director

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. Brittany

Preschool Teacher - Green Door

Ms. Edith

VPK Teacher- Purple Door

Ms. Cassandra

VPK Teacher- Blue Door

Ms. Susan

VPK Teacher- Red Door

Ms. Denise


Preschool Assistant - Green Door

Ms. Randi

VPK Assistant- Purple Door

Ms. Sara

VPK Assistant- Blue Door

Ms. Barbara

VPK Assistant- Red Door



"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

  • Tuition Payment Schedule

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  • Parent Handbook

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  • Calendar for 2019-2020

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  • 2019-2020 Health Policy

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  • Corona Virus Information

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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!