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First United Methodist Preschool Of Upland

262 North Euclid Avenue
Upland, CA 91786

(909) 985-0255

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

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 Amazing Athletes: Included in your enrollment is an exciting program called "Amazing Athletes". Twice a month, Coach Brian teaches the sports program and incorporates physical fitness, muscle tone, and gross motor skills while learning to play a variety of 9 sports. This program is part of your child's Preschool day at no extra charge. Art Appreciation: Each month at our art easels in the classrooms, the teacher will explore a famous painting with the children and incorporate the paint colors of this masterpiece into the easel for your child to create their own work of art. Spanish Experience: The Preschoolers are also exposed to a 15 minute session once a week with Senora Lopez (our PreK teacher), who sings songs, tell stories, plays games and develops concepts in Spanish.

From the Director:

Welcome to the Preschool of the First United Methodist Church of Upland. This Preschool program seeks to provide the best in early childhood education to children (2 years-6 months to 5 years of age) of all races and religions within a loving Christian atmosphere. Because “Little Children” are very important, indeed, in God`s kingdom we have sought to have the best of staff, educational resources and learning environment. We cordially invite you to visit our Preschool, meet our staff, walk in the garden, feed the bunnies and listen for the sounds of children's laughter and joy at play.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

The staff of the Preschool is experienced and trained in early childhood development. Furthermore, the Preschool has a low student/teacher ratio because it is the belief of the Preschool Advisory Board that a caring, personal atmosphere is essential to the teaching-learning

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The Preschool program has been established as a service to the families and children of our area
communities. The curriculum emphasizes teaching the whole child by seeking to provide opportunities for the social, mental, physical, and spiritual development of the child.
Active play is balanced with quiet activity to prevent fatigue and over stimulation. Within a Christian atmosphere the staff seeks to teach readiness skills in reading, math and writing, a beginning exploration of science, music and art appreciation and a weekly language experience in Spanish. Creative play, traffic safety, field trips, nutritional morning snacks and interdenominational Christian education are also part of the program. This includes an anti-bias multi-cultural curriculum.
The Preschool program is organized to nurture in children a positive self image where they can work, learn
and play with companions of their own age in a friendly, happy, atmosphere, where there is cooperative
democratic living and where children can gain new skills, appreciation and good habits.

A Typical Day

Our Preschool is a church operated school, and is
licensed by the State of California. The school is open
to any child, provided the Preschool can meet the needs
of that child. Enrollment in the Preschool will be
granted with no discrimination in regard to sex, race,
color, ethnic origin, or creed to political belief.
The child must be at least 2 yrs. 6 mo. to be enrolled.
The Preschool calendar year coincides with the Upland
Unified School District August through June.
There are several enrollment choices available:
A Two mornings a week 8:45 to 11:45 (T-Th)
B. Two afternoons a week 12:45 to 3:30 (T-Th)
C. Full day T-Th only 8:45 to 3:30
D. Three mornings a week 8:45 to 11:45 (MWF)
E. Five mornings a week 8:45 to 11:45 (M-F)

Early Start is offered Monday through Friday from
7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. for $5.00 per day. The Preschool
will provide juice and 1 extra hour of supervised
activities. Parents provide a peanut/tree nut free
breakfast snack. This program can be added on a drop
in basis.
Lunch Bunch is offered Monday through Friday from
11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. for $5.00 per day. The Preschool provides juice and 1 extra hour of supervised
activities. Parents provide the peanut/tree nut-free
lunch. This program can be added to any
enrollment choice listed above.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We have an open door policy and welcome you to visit.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school