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Community United Methodist Church Nursery School

6652 Heil Ave
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

(714) 842-1630


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We are a half-day program. There are 6 classrooms and a large playground that is tucked away from the street.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

From the Director:

We offer a safe environment where your child can discover, explore, problem-solve and create. We believe children learn best through play, by hands-on experiences.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught

From the Director:

We offer a fun-filled, balanced curriculum which meets the California Preschool Learning Foundations. We want to help your child meet their full potential in all areas of development.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Our ratio is 12 children to 1 teacher. There are aides that also help and this gives the teacher time for 1 on 1 work.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"CUMC Nursery School offers a safe environment where your child can discover, explore, problem-solve and create. Our teachers use a developmental curriculum; we believe a child learns through play with hands-on activities. Children begin to understand the world around them through interaction with peers and adults, enhancing the child's self-esteem through successful experiences and acceptance.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Special Meetings
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director

Parents are welcome to stay with their child until he/she feels comfortable enough to be on their own in their new environment. Sometimes it's harder for the parents to leave than the child!