"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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Mission Statement


Fishersville United Methodist Church Child Development Center (FUMC Child Development Center or “the school and camp”) provides a Christian learning environment that assists children in growing spiritually, socially, emotionally and intellectually.  The program is biblically based with the goal of sharing Christ with all of the children we serve.  FUMC CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER provides a developmentally appropriate program that assists children with the readiness skills needed to meet the academic and social challenges of Kindergarten.

We see serving children as a crucial ministry, as Jesus said, “Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. For it is the one who is least among you all who is the greatest.” Luke 9:48.

We believe that a developmental approach to learning focuses on the use of learning games and hands-on activities.  It is an approach that emphasizes activities that stimulate a child’s imagination, curiosity and action.  It presents questions to be thought out and problems to be solved.  A developmental approach further suggests that the learning activities are appropriately matched to the child’s developmental abilities and to an acceptable level of challenge.


FUMC Child Development Center believes it is important to introduce preschoolers to the belief that there is a God who loves them and cares about them.  Teachers and children are encouraged to express their love and appreciation for God in natural and spontaneous ways as well as at the specific times reserved for the teaching of Bible songs, truths and prayer.