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Fair Grove UMC Weekday Children's Ministries

138 Fair Grove Church Road
Thomasville, NC 27360

(336) 475-3464


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

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

From the Director:

Our curriculum is a combination of play based with some structure and teacher lead instruction. We believe that children learn through play, as well as structured learning time.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
  • manipulitives
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
  • music class, music in during class time
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
  • art class
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
  • finess fun class with a physical education teacher
Other subjects taught We offer several enrichment programs at no extra fee. We offer formal art classes, music class, finess fun, story time with the local children's librarian, hooked on phonics, sanctuary time, and the creature teacher program.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

We strive to provide an affordable, quality program to families in our community. We believe that all children are a blessing from God, and should be treated with respect and dignity. We are excited to be able to a part of children's early education and spiritual journey.

A Typical Day

Children are divided into classrooms by age. All classrooms maintain a daily schedule that includes free play, circle time, snack, outdoor fun, instruction time, and arts and crafts.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We offer open house each year. We have monthly newsletters and calendars. We also have several special activities throughout the year that families are invited to attend.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director

We want your children to feel safe and loved at Fair Grove UMC Pre School. We strive to provide a loving and nurturing environment. We have an open door policy for parents to visit, or remain in class until the child is comforatable.