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United Church Preschool

1321 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-6605

(919) 942-3540


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"UCP is a high quality early childhood program for children ages 1 ½ to 5. We are a
small, non-profit preschool with very low child/adult ratios. UCP strives to be a fun,
safe, and happy place for children to spend a few mornings a week. Children are given
opportunities to participate in structured and unstructured activities, in groups and
individually, within a warm and nurturing atmosphere. This preschool experience can
help your child develop independence and a positive self-concept, while encouraging
sharing and respect for others.
UCP is a program of the Board of Children’s Ministry of the Church of Chapel Hill
(UCCH). UCP is designed to provide an affordable, part-time, quality learning
experience for the children of UCCH members as well as children of all faiths in the
greater Chapel Hill community. As a program of the church, UCP follows UCCH’s
guiding principle of inclusion of all families regardless of "race, marital status, sexual
orientation, means ability and spiritual tradition". UCP aims to enroll all children
regardless of financial need. Upon demonstrated need, scholarships are provided. The
UCP Board consists predominately of UCCH members."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"9:00-10:15 Free play using both the room and back porch (weather permitting)
10:15-10:25 Clean up time
10:25-10:35 Bathroom and wash up for snack
10:35-10:50 Snack
10:50-11:20 Outside play
11:20-11:40 Art and clean-up
11:40-11:55 Story time. Informal circle time (sharing, calendar, weather, musical
instruments, dancing, finger plays, etc.)
11:55-12:00 Jackets on and dismissal"
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
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

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