Rita's Italian Ice Spirit Event - Sunday, May 15, 2:00pm-4:00pm

On Sunday, May 15 from 2:00pm-4:00pm join your preschool buddies for some cool treats and raise funds for the preschool at the same time! The Nicholson family (which includes preschool alum Arabelle and current K student Austin) runs the Rita’s location at 3530 Ashford Dunwoody Road and will donate 20% of all sales to DUMCP. Don’t miss this great event!  There will be a prize wheel for the kids and a raffle for party pack (3qt) of Italian ice – yum!


23rd Annual Ice Cream Social & Silent Auction!

Thank you so much for making the Ice Cream Social one of the most successful ever! Your support helped raise over $12,000, which allows us to purchase the sun shades for the playground! The shades will be installed shortly after school ends.

None of this would have been possible without our wonderful committee members, which include:

Erin Biehler, Shannon Turner, Despina Lamas, Kate Davis, Kelley Brandenburg, Jennifer Dees, Avigail Everding, Betsy Muia, Renee Jarrett, Tracy Petriccione, Allison Klusmann, and Jennifer O’Pry.

There are a few lingering items in the preschool office. If you have yet to pick up your item(s), please do so as soon as possible.

Thank you for continuing to make DUMCP the best preschool around; we could have not been as successful as we were without your generous donations and support! Planning is already underway for next year, so get those bids ready! 

All our best,

Caitlin Moran and Callie Parker
2015-2016 Ice Cream Social Co-Chairs




Headmaster Online Parent Portal

Headmaster Online Parent Portal Notes

All tuition, Extended Day payments, and other fees will be invoiced to you through the Parent Portal.

Please note that when you log on, your balance will reflect the tuition due for the remainder of the year, EXD/Lunch Bunch calendar fees, and any late fees. To see a monthly break down of what and how much is owed, click on the “my statement” tab above the “make a payment” tab. If you have any questions about the Headmaster Online Parent Portal payment system, please contact Amy Rohan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


To logon go to:  https://secure.headmasteronline.com/hmolweb/login.aspx?sitenumber=106016

Add this link to the Bookmarks bar on your home computer for easy access! 


2016-2017 Preschool Applications & Required Forms

Class Offerings for the 2016-2017 School Year:

Toddlers (age 1 by 9/1/16) - Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday, 9:00am-12:00pm
Twos (age 2 by 9/1/16) - Tuesday/Thursday, Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday, or Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 9:00am-12:00pm
Threes (age 3 by 9/1/16) - Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-12:00pm
Fours (age 4 by 9/1/16) - Monday-Thursday or Monday-Friday, 9:00am-12:00pm
Kindergarten (age 5 by 9/1/16) - Monday-Friday, 9:00am-1:00pm

For more information on registration and our program, please click here: 2016-2017 DUMCP Registration Info
DUMC Preschool Application:  2016-2017 DUMCP Application
DUMC Preschool Kindergarten Application:   2016-2017 DUMCP Kindergarten Application

Please contact the Preschool Director, Susan Hotchkiss, with any questions (770-394-2555 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).


Required Forms:
Once your child is registered, the following forms are required before he/she begins school.
Emergency Contact and Medical Release Form
Getting to Know You Form
Certificate of Immunization (Form 3231) - This form is provided by your pediatrician.

Additional Required Forms - if needed:
If you indicated a food allergy or medical condition on your child's application, please complete the applicable forms below.
Food Allergy Action Plan
Medical Condition Form
Authorization for Administration of Medication Form

Good to Know!:
Please refer to this document to help your child acquire some of the skills needed for preschool success! This includes our potty training policy. All children entering a Threes class must be fully potty trained.
Top Self Help Skills and Toilet Training Policy

Our Program


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 Hours
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

For more information about the program, please contact the Preschool Director, Susan Hotchkiss, at 770-394-2555 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Contact Information

Dunwoody United Methodist Church
1548 Mt. Vernon Road
Dunwoody, GA. 30338



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Worship Times

Traditional Services
9:00 & 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Contemporary Service
9:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall