Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."



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Our Mission & Philosophy
The mission of Hay Street United Methodist Preschool is to share God’s grace through the education and enrichment of young children. Our guiding educational philosophy is that every child is a gift from God, full of potential and ready to be nurtured in mind, body and spirit. We offer a Christian learning environment for children ages 2 through 4. Our well-balanced program supports emotional, social, cognitive, physical and spiritual development.

A Place for Your Child
At Hay Street UMC Preschool your child will find a loving, caring environment where he or she can explore the world and prepare for the challenges ahead in kindergarten. Each child will receive individual attention to help them reach their full potential. Our classrooms are fun, small, safe, and welcoming spaces where your child can learn and grow.

Our Staff
Our staff is highly-qualified and experienced at teaching and guiding preschoolers. Let us answer any questions you may have concerning our staffing and teaching. 

Growing in Faith
All children, regardless of faith or church affiliation, are welcome at Hay Street UMC Preschool. We do include in our classrooms beginning concepts in the Christian faith. We believe that children benefit from learning about God at an early age. From simple Bible stories children learn about God’s creation and experience how God loves and cares for each and every day.

Healthy Bodies
There’s more to a child’s first experience at school than ABC’s and 123’s. A healthy adult body begins early in childhood with plenty of active play. Our full-size indoor gym and outdoor play area are great ways to keep your preschooler moving. Children grow so fast and their bodies need lots of movement and spirited play to stay strong. Healthy snacks and juice will help reinforce the role of healthy bodies, too. A snack schedule is given monthly to parents to bring in snacks for the class.

Glue, Paint, Glitter and Other Sticky Stuff!
Preschoolers love to dive in with both hands—whether it is finger paint, glue, crayons, paint or clay! Getting little fingers moving in new ways with diverse materials helps promote fine motor skills and reinforces mind-body connections in the developing brain. Art also helps small children learn to express and understand their feelings. We encourage this kind of play make sure that your child has hands-on activities to keep their creative juices flowing!

Our non-refundable registration fee is $75 and we also have a $75.00 supply fee per child.  For each additional child within the same family, the registration fee will be reduced to $65.00.  Tuition is due by the first school day of each month.  Our Hay Street UMC Preschool Registration and our Handbook can be accessed at the links above.

We welcome your questions about Hay Street UMC Preschool. Feel free to contact our church office at your convenience!

Giving children the best start at school!

Hay Street  UMC Preschool  Program Options

Phone 910-483-2343

Open Registration for fall is now going on!

Hours are from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Monday – Friday

2, 3,& 5-Day – 4  year old Programs

2 days – $160.00, 3 days – $220.00, 5 days – $310.00

 This program is for children age 4 years by August 24th. The children will experience in depth use of school materials and study the world around them, they will strongly focus on language, pre-reading, math, writing and science experiences, study of letters and early phonics, enhance social interaction and cooperation, small group activities, and one on one with the teacher, foster creativity, and experience beginning concepts in the Christian faith. All children must be potty trained.

 2, 3, & 5-Day – 3  year old Program

2 days – $160.00, 3 days – $220.00, 5 days – $310.00

This program is for three year olds. Your child must turn 3 by August 24th. The children will be introduced to school routine and activities, learn to share and interact positively with peers, foster motor skills, and eye-hand coordination, and foster creativity, and experience beginning concepts in the Christian faith. All children must be potty trained.

  2, 3, & 5-Day – 2 year old Programs

2 days – $160.00, 3 days – $220.00, 5 days – $310.00

This program provides experiences which promote the individual child’s growth and well-being, the development of self-help and communication skills, beginning social competence and a positive self identity. Separation anxiety is also addressed.