The FUMC Preschool/Daycare Director Lakrisha South has been in childcare for over 8 years, teaching all ages and working in all capacities within the daycare setting. She is a credentialed director within the state of Mississippi. Our Teachers have a deep love for children and have an active faith in Jesus Christ. They are ALL certified in CPR and First Aid and are required to receive on-going continuing education in the field of early childhood.
|Registration fee (non-refundable) $50.00 annually|
|Full-time infant||M-F||$95.00 per week|
|Full-time toddler’s and two’s||M-F||$90.00 per week|
|Full-time three’s||M-F||$85.00 per week|
|Pre-K Full-time four’s (8:00-4:00)||M-F||$50.00 per week|
|Pre-K (Holidays and Summer)||M-F||$80.00 per week|
|Part-time for two’s and up||$20.00 per day|
|School-Age Program (Ages 5-12)|
|Regular after-school fee||M-F||$45.00 per week|
|Part-time after-school fee||M-F||$ 9.00 per day|
|(Morning bus drop-off)||$10.00 per week|
|Weekly rate for Full-time (holidays/summer)||M-F||$80.00 per week|
Sibling Discount (up to 3 children) of $10.00 per week off older siblings
*Fees are to be paid for all weeks regardless of attendance as long as a child is enrolled at FUMC Preschool/Daycare.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Who may enroll in Little Blessings Daycare and FUMC preschool?
Little Blessings Daycare is open to children ages 6 weeks to 4 years of age. We also offer an after-school program for school-aged children. Little Blessings does not discriminate against religion, sex, or race. All are encouraged to enroll.
FUMC Preschool is open to children ages 1 to 4 years of age.
Will my child be taught religious teachings?
Little Blessings and FUMC Preschool are ministries of First United Methodist Church with a mission to minister to families by providing quality care for young children in a Christian environment. We emphasize Christian education by modeling God’s love and relating all of life’s experiences to the presence of God in our world. A simple Bible story and prayer time are shared daily, and Christian music is played and sung in each classroom. Also, emphasis is placed on the religious aspects of Christian holidays.
Are you licensed by the State of Mississippi?
We are fully licensed by the MS Department of Health. We are evaluated annually to ensure a safe, clean environment, and high-quality care.
What type of curriculum will be used to teach my child?
FUMC Preschool/Daycare uses an environmental style of early childhood education. This involves making the child’s world come alive and insists that every moment is a teachable moment. We will intertwine the day-to-day life experiences with preparation for kindergarten while maintaining a solid Christian foundation. Guidance and activities in each unit help your child develop language, pre-reading, pre-writing, and other foundational skills age-appropriate to his or her state of development. Learning centers are set up in each classroom to promote education and creativity.
FUMC Preschool/Daycare is not equipped to serve special-needs children if they require additional staff or special equipment or materials.
Can I come to visit your facility, meet your teachers, and see how classes are run?
Absolutely! If you are interested in enrolling your child, please call and set up an appointment with the director to ensure that she is available to show you around.