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Central United Methodist Church - Weekday School

27 Church Street
Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 254-5974


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The mission of Central Weekday School is to be a ministry of the church to its members and to the community. The Weekday School provides a loving, Christian atmosphere in which spiritual, social, mental, physical, and emotional development of young children will take place. Through individual and group activities the program provides each child the opportunity to develop a positive self-image. The Weekday School program is an extension of Central United Methodist Church's mission and ministry with children and their families in our church and in our community.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Creative Arts -- drawing, painting, cutting, pasting, coloring, and molding to develop fine motor skills
Free Play -- play periods designed to allow freedom of choice of activity and to build socialization with peers
Outdoor/Indoor Physical Recreation -- daily scheduled time on developmentally appropriate play structure. "Rainy Day Room" available for inclement weather days.
Music -- separate music class held three times a week which includes singing, playing instruments and movement.
Group Time -- "Show and Tell", story telling, finger plays and drama.
Chapel -- monthly bible story times presented in formal Chapel setting.
Special Guests -- Health and Safety, Dental Professionals, Story Tellers, Fire Department, Clowns and Santa.
Field Trips -- (for 3s & Pre-K only) regular library visits, Pack Place, Nature Center, Apple Orchard, Claxton Farms, Post Office
Special Programs -- Annual Thanksgiving Program (Pre-K), Visits to the local Methodist Retirement Communities to sing (3s & Pre-K), and Spring Programs (2 -- Pre-K)
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
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year