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Central United Methodist Church offers a morning ministry and outreach program for children ages one to five through our Weekday Preschool. The school operates Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


  • Provide children with a supervised program of play, art and music in a Christian environment
  • Challenge children to grow, learn and develop spiritually, mentally and physically
  • Teach children respect for themselves, classmates and teachers; and to extend that respect to home and community


Central Church’s Weekday Preschool is an extension of the church’s mission and ministry to children and their families in our church and in our community. The school provides a loving, Christian atmosphere in which spiritual, social, mental, physical, and emotional development of young children take place. Through individual and group activities, the program provides each child the opportunity to develop a positive self-image.


  • Operates August through May
  • 8:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. for one year olds
  • 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. for ages two through Pre-K       


Weekday School

One-Year Old Class – Two Days per Week
11 Children & three teachers in each class
(A) Monday & Thursday
(B) Tuesday & Friday
Must be one year old on or before August 31st

Two-Year Old Class – Two Days per Week
12 children & two teachers in each class
(A) Monday & Thursday
(B) Tuesday & Friday
Must be two years old on or before August 31st

Three-Year Old Class – Four Days per Week
16 children and two teachers in each class
Must be three years old on or before August 31st

Pre-K – Four Days per Week
18 children and two teachers in each class
Must be four years old on or before August 31st

Preschool Activities

   Creative Arts: drawing, painting, cutting, pasting, coloring, and molding to develop fine motor skills.

   Free Play: play periods designed to allow freedom of choice of activity and to build socialization with peers.

   Outdoor/Indoor Physical Recreation: daily scheduled time on developmentally appropriate play structure. “Rainy Day Room” available for inclement weather days.

   Music: separate music class held three times a week which includes singing, playing instruments and movement.

   Group Time: “Show and Tell”, storytelling, finger plays and drama.

   Chapel: monthly Bible story times presented in formal chapel setting.

   Special Guests: health and safety, dental professionals, story tellers, fire department, clowns and Santa.           

   Field Trips: (for 3s & Pre-K only) regular library visits, Pack Place, Nature Center, Apple Orchard, Claxton Farms, Post Office

   Special Programs: Annual Thanksgiving Program (Pre-K), visits to the local Methodist retirement communities to sing (3s & Pre-K), and spring programs (2 – Pre-K)

For registration and tuition information, contact Tammy Henry, Director of Central’s Weekday School at 828.254.5974 or Applications for registration are accepted beginning in February for the following school year.