What will your child do at First United Methodist Preschool? Each day has a balance of structured and unstructured activities that are both child initiated and teacher directed.
Your child can play and learn cooperatively with friends, explore materials and learn at his or her own pace. Although each class routine varies, all children have a greeting time, structured small and large group activities, planning and review time, snack time and active or outside play. Children have access to dramatic play equipment, art activities, sand/water table, music and movement, building and manipulative toys, cooking, reading books, and nature/science materials. Classroom materials are constantly changing as new seasonal themes arise or activities are introduced.
There are also special days during the school year. Birthdays are simply and joyfully celebrated in the classroom. Three and four year old children, along with parent volunteers, participate in several field trips each year. Some examples of past field trips include plays at the Paramount Theater, strawberry and pumpkin picking, the Virginia Discovery Museum, and the McGuffey Arts Center.
Family events also occur throughout the year such as parent coffees, family pizza night, and an end of the year picnic.