The Methodist Christian School

An Early Education Center

Ministering to the Whole Child –
Mind, Body, Spirit

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to minister to the whole child by providing a safe, caring, Christian environment that nurtures each child’s social, emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual growth. We also provide emotional and spiritual support to parents and families.

Our History

We are a non profit program that is a mission of the First United Methodist Church and we are licensed by the state of Colorado. We first opened our doors in 1998 with our toddler center. We recognize the unique worth of all God’s children regardless of their race, sex or cultural background. It is our desire to minister to all children, sharing Christ’s love for mankind.

How We Serve

We serve families with children 6 weeks old up through 5 years old. We are open M-F from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. We operate year round with summer preschool being optional. We are closed Labor Day, 3 days at Thanksgiving, 2 weeks at Christmas, 2 week for Spring Break and Memorial Day. We also close for 2 teacher development days and some days in the summer for Vacation Bible School.

Infants

This is our most recent addition to our center. This bright new area is specially designed to meet the needs of our youngest children and their families. We have 2 caregivers with 8 children ages 6 weeks up to around 12-15 months. This is a year round program with full and part time spots available.

Toddlers

We now offer 2 separate toddler rooms. One is designed for 1 year olds and the other is for 2 year olds. The ratio in these rooms is 1:5 and 1:6. These rooms and their routines are designed to encourage these young children to explore their world in a loving, safe environment while also learning some of the basics of social emotional development like sharing, waiting and taking turns.

Preschool

Our preschool program is for children 3-5 years old. Here we offer a balance of play and structure that introduces children to the prenumber and language experiences, routines and other concepts that will prepare them for a lifetime of learning enjoyment. Through play, discovery learning, hands on activities, literature, science experiments, music, fingerplays and art activities, the children explore a variety of themes through out the year.

We have a lot of fun at our school and through daily Bible stories, prayers and verses, the children see how God is part of their everyday life. We feel that children are precious gifts from God and that the early years are so important in developing lifelong values and skills. We invite you to check out our program and we look forward to getting to know you and your child.

Tuition Rates  – Monthly

                                           Infants                       Toddlers                              Preschool  8:45-3:15

Full  Time                        $1002.00                       923.00                                     680.00

3 Days per Week              640.00                        578.00                                      448.00

2 Days per Week              440.00                        394.00                                      312.00

 

We are open from 7:30-5:30.  The preschool has a reduced rate for the main part of their day with before and after care available at $3.50/hour for extra hours.

If you would like more information or want to visit our school ,please contact Jeanette

jeanette@fumcdurango.org

 

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