Please join us for a tour of Dunwoody UMC Preschool!
Upcoming Tour Dates:
Wednesday, December 9
Thursday, January 7
Tuesday, January 12
All tours will begin at 10:00am and will meet in the Youth Area.
Our Preschool Director, Susan Hotchkiss, will give an overview of the Dunwoody UMC Preschool program and then guide a tour so you can see the preschool day in action. Our SACS/CASI AdvancEd accredited program is available for Toddlers (age 1 by 9/1/16) through Kindergarten (age 5 by 9/1/16). DUMCP has served the community for over fifty years offering a developmentally appropriate education in a loving, Christian environment.
Registration for the 2016-2017 school year will be on the following dates:
January 20, 2016 - DUMC members
January 21, 2016 - Currently Enrolled Families
January 22, 2016 - New Families
OT SCREENINGS: Pathways to Independence OT Services, Inc. will offer occupational therapy screening tests during the week of November 16th. The purpose of the screening is to assist in maximizing overall school success of our children.
THANKSGIVING BREAK: No School, November 23-November 27
CHRISTMAS PROGRAMS: Please mark your calendars for the Christmas Program performances. Fours and Kindergarten will be on Tuesday, December 15 at 10:30am and the Threes will perform on Wednesday, December 16 at 10:30am.
CHRISTMAS BREAK: No School, December 17-January 4. School Resumes Tuesday, January 5
PARENT EDUCATION WITH BRENDA FITZGERALD: Save the date! The DUMCP Parents' Club is pleased to announce that Brenda Fitzgerald will return to the Preschool on Tuesday, March 22 for an evening Parent Education presentation. Don't miss it!
Headmaster Online Parent Portal Notes
All tuition, Lunch Bunch payments, and other fees will be invoiced to you through the Parent Portal.
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Class Offerings for the 2015-2016 School Year:
Toddlers (age 1 by 9/1/15) - Tuesday/Thursday or Wednesday/Friday, 9:00am-12:00pm
Twos (age 2 by 9/1/15) - Tuesday/Thursday or Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 9:00am-12:00pm
Threes (age 3 by 9/1/15) - Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday-Thursday, 9:00am-12:00pm
Fours (age 4 by 9/1/15) - Tuesday-Friday or Monday-Friday, 9:00am-12:00pm
Kindergarten (age 5 by 9/1/15) - Monday-Friday, 9:00am-1:00pm
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Our preschool program is available for Toddlers (one year old by September 1st) and up to 5 year olds in our Kindergarten program. Each class is designed to meet the developmental needs of your child. Children flourish in a loving, nurturing Christian environment. “God’s Time” blessings, stories and songs from the Bible are an important part of each day. A developmentally appropriate chapel time is held weekly for our Threes, Fours, and Kindergarteners.
Security. Rest assured that safety is a priority. Every effort is made to provide the safest environment for your child. Strict departure policies and a monitored security door access system are part of this program.
Staff. Our preschool teachers are nurturing, skilled, and experienced early childhood educators. We maintain high standards by attending workshops, seminars, and in-service training classes throughout the year. Each teacher has her own special gifts and talents that make for a loving environment for your child.
Family Oriented. There are many opportunities for parents to be involved in our program. The Parents’ Club is an active organization that supports our program, as well as unites families in our school. We strive to promote a positive relationship with the family through open and ongoing communication and encourage parental involvement. Our active parents make a difference!
Curriculum. Dunwoody UMC Preschool has a dedicated Curriculum Coordinator who develops standards for and ensures that milestones are being met for each age level.
Music Program. Trained music teachers provide a program designed specifically for each age group. Children experience a broad range of music from around the world.
Foreign Language. A native-speaking teacher provides an introduction to Spanish for Fours and Kindergarten through activities, music, and movement.
Kindergym. Creative movement class is always a favorite! Many forms of exercise are enjoyed: stretching, dancing, running, ball rolling, bean bag tossing, and parachute play.
Extended Day. An optional time is offered for our Twos, Threes, Fours, and Kindergarteners in the afternoon. Children enjoy eating lunch, relaxing and socializing with friends. Enrichment programs like Sports, Art, Science, Drama, and Fitness are offered at this time for Threes to Kindergarteners.
Accreditation. Dunwoody United Methodist Church Preschool is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS/CASI). The preschool is also a member of the Georgia Preschool Association and the United Methodist Preschool Association of the North Georgia Conference.
Preschool: Mon-Fri, 9am to 12pm
Kindergarten: Mon-Fri, 9am to 1 pm
Lunch Bunch (Twos-Fours): Mon-Fri, 12pm to 1pm
Extended Day (Threes-K): 1pm to 2:30pm