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.
REGISTRATION FOR OUR 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR IS NOW OPEN!
Our 2021-2022 school year's open enrollment has officially begun! Classes are already filling up, so don't hesitate to send us a message to inquire today! The registration form can be found in the "Parents" section of our website. Our current COVID policy is a closed campus to ensure the health and safety of our current students and the staff. Therefore, we are unable to do physical tours at this time. However, we have created a virtual open house and tour that you can view below, on our Youtube Channel, and on our Facebook page!! We can't wait to hear from you!
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.
Click through to see what programs we offer at First United Methodist Preschool St. Cloud! All programs are from 8:30AM-12:30PM.
Preschool Teacher - Green Door
VPK Teacher- Purple Door
VPK Teacher- Blue Door
VPK Teacher- Red Door
Preschool Assistant - Green Door
VPK Assistant- Purple Door
VPK Assistant- Blue Door
VPK Assistant- Red 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.