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First United Methodist Weekday Ministries

200 Lampkin Street
Starkville, MS 39759

(662) 323-5722


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"FUMC Weekday Ministries Program seeks to support families of the congregation and community in their task of nurturing children. The staff strives to merge concerns for Christian values and quality care. Through developmentally appropriate practices, programs are designed to:
Develop the children?s own unique gifts.
Meet the basic needs of the children?s health and physical development.
Provide each of the children with care, acceptance, and affection.
Offer each of the children opportunities to experience success in all areas of development.
Foster self-esteem and a sense of competence.
Help the children feel secure and comfortable in a setting away from parents and home.
Weekday Ministries provides an early childhood program with a curriculum that is both exciting and fulfilling for children. Quality is?
Found in the relationship of learning activities to the children?s developmental stages and needs.
Maintained as we recognize that children learn best when the curriculum is based on concrete experiences to which he/she can relate in meaningful ways.
Obtained because we use the children?s natural learning abilities and interests to further their development.
Attained as we recognize that play is fundamental to the children?s development and learning.

Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • 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
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school