First United Methodist Co-Op Preschool is a parent cooperative preschool that offers a variety of part-time preschool classes for children ages 3-5 years. Each family shares in the operation of the school and classroom thus making it truly a cooperative venture. Our school is successfully run with the help of parent participation. Parents and teachers of FUMC Preschool work together to provide a quality, developmentally appropriate preschool program for children. Parents assist as classroom helpers, volunteer opportunities, provide nutritional snacks for the classrooms, and may serve on the Parent Advisory Board.
Our teaching emphasis is on socialization and developing self-confidence, a love of learning, and curiosity about the world. We are committed to providing a program to enhance a child's growth and development.
The strength of the FUMC Preschool program, the quality, and commitment of our teachers, and the involvement of the preschool parents, are the anchors that make this truly an amazing school community
We love FUMC's Co-Op Preschool! The teachers are wonderful and being in the classroom with the preschoolers on my "work days" is so much fun! My son loves the experiential/ play-based curriculum. It's also great that they offer a Nursery to care for my younger ones while I am helping out, and the ladies who work in the nursery are awesome as well.
This is a wonderful preschool! The teachers are so kind and patient and have helped my daughter grow and mature so much this year. I love that I have the opportunity to be involved in my daughter's schooling by helping in the classroom. And my daughter truly looks forward to preschool every week!
FUMC Pre-school is awesome! This is our second year here and my daughter loves it. Mrs. Gessler is an AMAZING teacher and my daughter adores her. I feel completely confident dropping her off every morning. I have and will definitely continue to recommend this preschool to everyone.
I cannot overstate how wonderful this preschool has been for my family. I am a highly discerning parent and obsessively research school choices for my children. From the Director to the teachers, to support staff, everybody is there for the right reasons. With all of the moving parts involved in an operation like this, there is never a glitch. My children love their teachers, they know the director by name, the music, and creative movement instructor is top-notch, the classroom activities are everything I could want.