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Weekday Preschool


Davidson UMC Preschool is an outreach ministry of Davidson United Methodist Church. We are guided in our work with children by the belief that each child is a unique gift of God, worthy of love, respect, and encouragement. We offer a play-based curriculum that encourages each child to explore the world around them. 

 We believe that children thrive in an environment that values their own uniqueness, while providing support and opportunities to grow emotionally, socially, and creatively. By building on each child’s strengths, interests and curiosities, we guide each child to explore the world around them as well as develop new abilities and form close relationships.

Every child is a unique gift of God worthy of love, respect, & encouragement.


General Information

Preschool hours are 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with lunch as part of our daily schedule. We operate on a September to May schedule, excluding days off as stated in the Parent Handbook.

Classes by Birthdate
Toddler birthdates: 9/1/22 – 3/1/23
2-year-old class birthdates: 9/1/21 – 8/31/22
3-year-old class birthdates: 9/1/20 – 8/31/21
4-year-old class birthdates: 9/1/19 - 8/31/20
Transitional Kindergarten: 5 years old by September 1, 2024 

Child Teacher Ratios
Toddlers (8:2), 2’s (11:2);  3’s (12:2);  4’s (16:2);  TK 5’s (14:2)
Some exceptions may be made to these limits where circumstances are deemed necessary by the Preschool.

Easing In
Easing in takes place in all classes to assure a smooth transition into the class for both children and teachers and will vary for each age group. If individual children need more time, we will work with you to meet your child’s needs.

All children’s medical records must be in the school office NO LATER THAN August 1. YOUR CHILD CANNOT ATTEND PRESCHOOL UNTIL THESE COMPLETED FORMS ARE RECEIVED.

Tuition & Fees

2024/25 Tuition is based on the number of days your child attends for the entire school year and is paid monthly.

Toddler M/W $269
Toddler T/TH  $290
2 Year Olds T/TH $253
2 Year Olds M/W/F $351
3 Year Olds M/T/TH $306
3 Year Olds M/W/F $302
3 Year Olds M/T/W/TH $416
3 Year Olds M-F $497
4 Year Olds M/T/W/TH $351
4 Year Olds M-F $418
Transitional Kindergarten $497

Registration fee: $100.00. 

Please note: Registration and tuition fees for May 2024 should be paid in two separate checks, made payable to DUMC Preschool. Both fees are non-refundable if your child is placed in a class during the lottery. If space in the program is not available for your child, your voided checks will be returned to you.   

Funds are available for scholarships. If you need assistance, please complete an application available through the Preschool Director. Applications are reviewed by the scholarship committee and are kept strictly confidential.

Education Philosophy

We believe young children learn the foundations of trust, love, faith, hope, and forgiveness as they interact with caring adults and other children in a nurturing environment. We believe children learn best with a low student: teacher ratio. We believe in the importance of encouraging growth of the whole child including the physical, emotional, spiritual, social, and cognitive development. We believe development is a sequential, interrelated process and that each child has an individual pattern and timing of growth, learning style, and family history. We believe children need to be able to identify and communicate their feelings, needs, and desires to begin to function positively in society. We believe children have important rights as human beings. We believe that children must learn respect for others and appreciation of differences. We believe that children must learn problem solving skills rather than correct answers. We believe that it is the job of teachers to prepare the environment with a rich variety of opportunities for concrete “hands on learning.” Our curriculum is based on the belief that “children’s work is play” and our daily program includes art, music, language, science, math, physical, and community experiences. We believe that it is important to have families take an active part in the Preschool. We believe that learning is a life-long process.

 Accepting 2024-2025 Applications

Enrollment Process

1. Print the 2024-2025 Registration form

2. Complete the registration form and attach a $100 non-refundable registration fee, payable to Davidson UMC Preschool.

3.  Attach a non-refundable first month's tuition fee, based on your first class choice, payable to Davidson UMC Preschool.

4.  Mail or drop off registration form and both checks at the Preschool's office.

5. The school lottery will take place on February 7, 2024, and the registration fee and the first month's tuition fee will be deposited on February 7, 2024.

6.  An email notification of class placement will be sent by February 9, 2024. 

7.  Additional forms will be emailed and need to be completed and returned to the Preschool Office by August 1, 2024.

​Please note that your child's physician MUST complete and sign the Health form. 

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