- Phone: (956) 686-3784
- Church Address:
4200 N. McColl Rd. McAllen, TX. 78504
- Sunday: 8:30am, 9:00am, 11:00am
PURPOSE - First United Methodist Church Day School is an outreach ministry to children, parents and families of the Rio Grande Valley. The purpose of FUMC Day School is “to provide children a safe and loving environment in which to nurture spiritual, emotional, social, intellectual and physical growth through developmentally appropriate and creative activities.” We also strive to serve parents by providing opportunities for education and fellowship. We teach our children through play and give them the pre-learning skills necessary for later years.
INSTRUCTIONAL PHILOSOPHY - At FUMC Day School we believe in child-centered play based learning which allows children to learn at their own individual pace through the natural process of play. Our program utilizes "Handwriting Without Tears" curriculum, and incorporates the Weekly Reader Themes. Weekly activities focus on gross and fine motor skills, social interaction and creative expression. During their day children have an opportunity to play and interact with others their age while fostering independence, curiosity and problem solving skills. They also express themselves through art and music activities. Furthermore, throughout the day the teachers provide a safe, secure and loving environment for our students. Children who are two years and older also attend chapel once a week where they sing, pray and listen to Bible stories. We welcome parents to call the office during school hours to check on their child’s progress.
CLASSES AND STAFF - FUMC offers a Day School where children are taught in a caring and Christ-centered environment.
Children are placed in classes according to their age as of September 1st. Currently our school accepts children ages 12 months through 4 years old. Children 12 months through 2 years may choose one of three programs: 2 day (Tuesday, Thursday) 3 day (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) 5 day (Monday- Friday) Our 3 & 4 year old children are offered the 5 day program only.
Classes are kept small and each class is staffed by 2 teachers who are trained in CPR and First Aid. They also receive 24 hours of training annually by attending workshops on topics such as child growth and development, guidance and discipline, and age appropriate curriculum. FUMC Day School is licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.
DAY SCHOOL BOARD - The Day School Board is the governing body of the school and establishes policy, rules and regulations in cooperation with the Day School Director.
REGISTRATION - A non-refundable registration fee is required annually to enroll your child. The registration packet includes enrollment, medical, immunization and financial information. Registration for the Fall/Spring school year and Summer Theme Days is open first to the families of currently enrolled students and their siblings in the Spring. Registration is opened one week later to the public. FUMC Day School embraces the diversity of the community and invites families of all faiths and nationalities. FUMC does not practice discrimination in regards to children or staff. If classes are full, you may request to be put on waiting list and you will be called if a space becomes available.
Annual Registration (Subject to change)
$50.00 Activity/Building Use Fee
Monthly Tuition (Subject to change)
Preschool (2-4 Year Olds)
2 day program- Tues./Thurs. $225.00 (2 Year Olds)
3 day program- Mon./Wed./Fri. $275.00 (2 Year Olds)
5 day program - Monday-Friday $370.00 (2-4 Year Olds)
Toddler (12 through 23 months)
2 day program- Tues./Thurs. $235.00
3 day program- Mon./Wed./Fri. $285.00
5 day program- Monday-Friday $390.00
After Care Program (1:30pm-3:00pm)
Available with our Half-Day Program- $40 per week or $10 per day Drop In
Monthly Tuition (Subject to change)
Preschool (3 and 4 Year Olds Only)
5 day program- Monday-Friday $495.00