Program Philosophy

Through developmentally appropriate practices, programs are designed to:
  • Develop the children’s own unique gifts.
  • Meet the basic needs of the children’s health and physical development.
  • Provide each of the children with care, acceptance, and affection.
  • Offer each of the children opportunities to experience success in all areas of development.
  • Foster self-esteem and a sense of competence.
  • Help the children feel secure and comfortable in a setting away from parents and home.

Weekday Ministries provides an early childhood program with a curriculum that is both exciting and fulfilling for children.  Quality is…

  • Found in the relationship of learning activities to the children’s developmental stages and needs.
  • Maintained as we recognize that children learn best when the curriculum is based on concrete experiences to which he/she can relate in meaningful ways.
  • Obtained because we use the children’s natural learning abilities and interests to further their development.
  • Attained as we recognize that play is fundamental to the children’s development and learning.        
 

Parents Morning Out

  • Ages:  6 weeks through children under 2 years of age
  • Classes are based on the child's age as of September 1.

  • Hours of Operation:  8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • Program operates:

            Monday through Friday year around

            Limited drop-in space is available only if there is an absence

 

Day School

  • Ages:  2, 3, and Pre-K 4

  • Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

  • Program operates:

    • Monday through Friday year around

  • Classes are based on the child’s age by September 1.

  • Two and three year olds may attend TuTH, MWF, or Monday though Friday mornings.

  • Four’s may attend MTuW or Monday through Friday mornings.

  • A degreed teaching staff is committed to providing a quality early childhood educational program.

  • Registration:  January, annually.

Additional Care for Day School

  • Extended Session:  7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

  • Lunch Bunch:  11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

Child Care

  • Ages:  6 weeks through Pre K 4

  • Hours of Operation:  7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

  • Operates Monday through Friday, year around, except for designated holidays.

  • Classes are based on the child's age as of September 1.

  • Children ages 2-4 participate in the Day School as part of their Child Care experience.

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FUMC Front Office

662-323-5722 

fumc@first-umc.org

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Weekday Ministries

662-323-7382

weekday@first-umc.org

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