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Shandon United Methodist Chr

3407 Devine St
Columbia, SC 29205-1997

(803) 256-8383


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Shandon United Methodist Preschool and Kindergarten (SUMP&K) strongly believes that children learn through play and supports the idea that the early formative years are crucial to optimum development. We further believe that meaningful learning involves active, firsthand experiences and participation. Therefore, we provide for each child a personalized educational experience designed to help him/her grow intellectually, socially, spiritually, emotionally, and physically. To that end, we maintain a program which is child-centered and experience-based. Our classrooms are set up in carefully planned centers designed to stimulate and provide opportunities for social interaction, problem solving and language development. We believe that play is a young child's work and natural way of learning. Above all, we believe that young children need to experience that they are loved, valued and enjoyed.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"A daily schedule, established to meet the needs of infants to four year olds, is posted in each classroom. Each schedule includes active and quiet times, large and small muscle activities, and child initiated as well as staff initiated activities. Outdoor play is scheduled each day, weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather, the gym is available instead of the playgrounds..
Excerpted from the preschool's website