3 and 4 Year Old Preschool

Meet the MUMC Preschool Teachers…

Teresa Gardner is the Preschool Director and Pre-K4 Shepherd Class teacher. She has been teaching preschool at MUMC for 24 years. Teresa is excited to begin her 25th year teaching alongside Joanna Chafin and Jennifer Morgan. She has been a church member for almost 30 years. Teresa’s grandchildren both attended MUMC preschool.

Joanna Chafin will be teaching the Pre-K3 Sheep Class during the 2022-2023 school year. Joanna has been a church member for almost 10 years. She has a background and Master’s Degree in Social Work. Joanna’s two sons both attended MUMC preschool.

Jennifer Morgan is the assistant teacher in the Sheep and Shepherd Classes. She has a background in English and a Master’s Degree in Education. Jennifer has taught locally in past years at Herbert Carter Global Community Magnet and Wynne Primary School. Her oldest daughter recently graduated from MUMC preschool, and her younger daughter will attend preschool in the fall.

Our preschool is focused on nurturing and preparing the whole child for kindergarten academically, socially, and emotionally. We implement reading, math, phonics, and life skills within the Christian-based curriculum ABC Jesus Loves Me. This upcoming year, we will also begin teaching the Heggerty Phonemic Awareness curriculum in our Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 classes. Our preschool is also offering extended hours! We allow parents to customize their child’s schedule to fit each family’s needs. Contact 870-771-0064 for more details.

Rates for Preschool, Breakfast Buddies, Lunch Bunch (2 or 4 hrs) and Yoga  Click here for rates.
Application can be accessed here.  
Parent’s Day Out
Parent’s Day Out meets Monday and Thursday from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.     
Ages for our Parent’s Day Out program is children 12 months (must be walking) and up. During PDO, children begin the day with “circle time” where they talk about the color of the month, the shape of the month, the weather, alphabet, days of the week, and months of the year. Sometimes they have “show and tell” and special guests visit their class and read a book. We also have art time, music time, snack time, free play, lunch time, and lots of out door time on the playground.
Additional PDO information Link.   Applications can be printed here.
For more information about Preschool or Parents Day Out, please contact the church office at (870) 739-3434 or email: marionunitedmethodist@gmail.com