For more information please contact

Director, Logan Norman

Alternate Phone Square

940-550-5954

email

preschool@fumcgraham.org


Things to know

  •  Our school hours are 9:00-3:00 for our 3 year olds and 8:45 a.m.-3:15 p.m. for our Pre-K Classes; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
  •  Tuition is due by the 7th  of each month.  You have the option to sign up for Automatic Draft from your bank or pay at the front desk each month.  We have envelopes to put your cash/check and a tuition box by the sign in/out sheets. There is a $10 late fee if paid after the 7th of the Month.
  •    Wednesday Schedule:  Each Wednesday we provide a different activity for our kids.  We rotate Library, Chapel & Yoga (same day), Bible Zone and Cooking.
  • We provide a nap mat for your child.  You will need to provide a blanket and pillow (that can fit in their top cubby).  Please do not bring sleeping bags.  We know they are cute but they do not fit well in our cubbies and it’s hard for the children to carry out to the cars on Thursdays.
  • Parents will provide a snack and lunch each day for their child.  If you prefer to bring all 3 snacks on Tuesday, please put your child’s name on the snacks and they can leave in snack tub.  FUMC provides a Tervis cup that we fill with water each morning.  Please do not bring a drink to school.
  •  We close when GISD closes.  The Parent Handbook will be passed out on Parent Night and it has a detailed explanation for closings on page 12.
  •  We send a monthly calendar which tells you what we are doing in school, what day we have a field trip or an activity.  Please look it over each month so you know what is happening at FUMC Preschool.
  •  Field Trips: We go on several field trips during the school year.  We will need parent help on some of them.  We will have a sign-up sheet at Parent Night in August.
  •  Parties:  We have Halloween, Thanksgiving Feast, Christmas, Valentines, Easter and End of Year parties here at school.  Sign-ups will be at Parent Night in August.
  • Conferences:  We have 2 conferences per school year.  One in the Fall and one before school gets out in May. We will not be open for school that day.  This is a great opportunity to talk to your child’s teachers about any concerns you have.  If you have a concern at any time during the school year, please let us know!  We would love to have a conference to help with any concerns you might have. Parent/Teacher communication is extremely important to us and we want to help you in any way we can!!!  You will get your teachers cell phone at the beginning of the year to be able to keep in touch and you can always call me (Logan Norman- 940-550-5954) for any reason!

2024 Enrollment

Thank you for your interest in FUMC Preschool.  We hope the following information will be helpful in selecting a preschool environment for your child. We are a licensed preschool facility. 


It’s time to begin planning for the 2024/2025 school year! 

Our church member families, currently enrolled families & siblings have an opportunity to register first starting on March 5th. 


Hours of operation: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, September – May

 

Pre-K Classes 8:45-3:15 -The Red Bird or Blue Fish Class                                    

Three Year Class: 9:00-3:00 -The Green Frog Class                   

 

Cost:  $250 monthly & a onetime $125 supply fee due in September. Scholarships are available upon request.

 

OUR PROGRAM

PHILOSOPHY/GOAL

Our purpose is to provide young children with a Christian environment where they can grow spiritually, socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually.  We believe that children learn best through meaningful play.  Our goal is to support the development of each child to his or her greatest potential.  We believe this happens in a nurturing environment which fosters mutual respect and appreciates the unique qualities of each individual. 

            

ENVIRONMENT AND CURRICULUM

The administrators, teachers, and parents of FUMC Preschool share a common commitment to provide a secure and nurturing early childhood education program that fosters each child’s independence, curiosity, and development of age-appropriate skills.

 

The following elements are part of our daily program:

 

Busy, noisy, happy, creative classrooms where play is valued as a primary vehicle for learning and advancement in all areas of development.

Comfortable children relaxed and involved in a variety of activities.

Encouragement of the spiritual development of love for God and love for one another.

Daily schedules that provide a balance of individual/group activities, active/quiet play, large/small muscle exercises, and indoor/outdoor learning experiences.

Self initiated and teachers initiated “hands on” learning experiences to allow children to learn by doing.

Age-appropriate classroom learning centers include art, science/discovery, blocks, dramatic play, table games, math, writing, book corner, sensory table, chapel, and computer. These activities give children opportunities to enhance skills, make choices, solve problems, and experience autonomy while interacting with teachers and peers.

“Circle Times” or “Together Times” planned each day for participation in group activities such as listening to stories, singing songs, or sharing ideas while building vocabulary, hearing correct language, and developing concepts.

       Care given to maintain good health, sound nutrition, and cleanliness practices.

Our Staff

FUMC is excited to offer an early childhood education program that fosters independence, curiosity, and develops age appropriate skills to children in our community.  We have an amazing teaching staff that we are extremely proud of. 

 

  • Mardi Andrews

    Lead teacher of the Red Bird class. 

    Mardi graduated from Abilene Christian University and is a certified Texas teacher.  She has taught in the public and private schools from Early Childhood to 3rd grade and  has been with FUMC Preschool for eleven years.  

  • Benny Ramsey

    Lead teacher of the Blue Fish class.

    Benny graduated from Texas Tech with a degree in Education and a minor in bilingual educations.  She has taught in the public school system for thirty-four years and retired last May.  Benny says,

     “I love teaching at FUMC Preschool.  It is a joy to watch children learn, ask questions, and learn more! Of course, one of my favorite things is morning music!” 

     

  • Sally Stacy

    Sally graduated from West Texas State University with a degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in special education.  She taught special education for GISD for thirty-three years.  Sally say “I enjoy watching our preschoolers get excited when they learn something new!”

     

  • Melissa London

    Melissa has been working with children for 22 years. Most of that time was in Oklahoma City working at several Christian schools. She loves teaching children because they are so excited to learn and have so much energy.  She says is so lucky to work with Ms. B. and all the staff at FUMC!

  • Hailey Bussey

    Hailey graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in Community, Family, and Addiction Studies. After graduation she went on to get her teaching certificate for EC-6th. She quickly realized her passion was for the tiniest of kiddos and has been working with pre-school age children since 2016. Miss Hailey’s favorite part about being at FUMC is seeing the joy on the kids’ faces when they realize they can do hard things.

  • Christi Markham

    Lead teacher of Green Frog class.

    Christi graduated from Angelo State University with a degree in elementary education. After graduation, she made her home in Midland, TX for 17 years teaching 2nd grade, 4th grade, and becoming an Academic Language therapist working with the Dylexia department. She has since taught in public schools in Tulsa and then in Graham for 13 years. After retiring in 2022, she was ready for something different, but God’s calling for service to children was apparently still in effect.

    Christi’s favorite thing about working at FUMC is who she gets to work with - both students and faculty.
    “I really love that I am still teaching, but at the same time challenging myself with a whole new area, knowing that the things we do here are so important to students’ futures, but yet play based and not high pressure.”