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United Methodist Nursery Schl

224 N Main St
Wheaton, IL 60187-5378

(630) 668-3100


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our goals for each child in the Gary United Methodist Preschool are:
To experience loving acceptance by adults and children outside their immediate family
Develop independence, self-confidence and a strong self image
Learn appropriate social and group skills to facilitate adjustment to subsequent school settings
Look forward eagerly to further schooling
Learn to enjoy the challenge of accomplishing cognitive and motor tasks appropriate to their own level of development "
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Free Play Designed to nurture independence and socialization while learning through play. Self directed centers provide opportunities for socialization, creativity, problem solving and imagination. Character building concepts are emphasized through cooperation, sharing, responsibility, patience, and safety.
Circle Time
Teacher facilitated group discussions, songs, finger plays, stories and games revolve around a weekly theme.
Outdoor Play
During this time children have the opportunity for large motor development including climber, sandbox, and tricycle riding area. Large indoor gym utilized in inclement weather.
Snack Time
Varied and nutritious snacks are served.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

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