"We are a Preschool and Summer Camp Program that offers excellent care for children throughout the day!"

Teaching the love of learning, developing readers, writers and thinkers

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Early Education


FUMC Child Development Center believes in and follows the philosophy of developmentally appropriate early childhood education.  We offer a variety of activities and experiences that help your child develop spiritually, socially, physically, emotionally, and cognitively.

Our Early Education Ministry is staffed with carefully selected and qualified teachers. Our teachers have the highest moral standards and aspire to keep your child’s best interests first at all times.  Each staff member is trained regularly and maitain certification in CPR/First Aid, Child Abuse and Neglect, and program curriculum standards.  They also have regular background checks through the Virginia State Police and fingerprinting through the Virginia Department of Social Services.

Major components of the daily program at FUMC Child Development Center include the following:
  • Learning Center Activities - planned activities offering children a choice of participation designed to help them reach the learning goals of the day:
  • Music - a combination of singing, clapping, marching and moving;
  • Art - activities which encourage creativity, exploration of ideas, and hands-on action;
  • Large Group – teacher-led activities designed to develop language skills, problem solving skills, memory skills, and to increase a child’s general knowledge; and
  • Free Play - times of transition from one segment of the day to another and large blocks of outdoor play offer children freedom of choice to pursue many activities of fun and building of friendships.

We desire for each child to experience the love of Christ.