Welcome to United Methodist Preschool!

United Methodist Preschool provides a Christian atmosphere where young children have the opportunity to learn through play during center and group activities. The value of sharing, caring for themselves, others, and the world around them are fostered through various activities including Bible stories and Christian music. We consistently hear feedback that children who attend our program are well-prepared for kindergarten.

United Methodist Preschool is proud to have teachers that meet high standards for training and education, and our program and equipment meet strict regulations for safety and quality.

United Methodist Preschool Seeks:
  • To develop an awareness of the wonder of learning;
  • To develop an awareness of the wonders of God’s creation;
  • To assist young children in developing positive self-esteem;
  • To encourage social and emotional growth;
  • To foster independence and self-confidence;
  • To encourage group cooperation and the development of appropriate social behavior;
  • To provide learning opportunities through exploration and discovery;
  • To develop the ability for effective communication through listening and speaking;
  • To nurture creativity and self-expression.
Preschool Classes 2024-25

School begins the week before Labor Day each year, with an Orientation Week held the week prior to school starting. Attending Orientation with your child is a wonderful opportunity for your child to become familiar with teachers, while parents/caregivers remain in the classroom while reviewing further paperwork and policies and have time to ask questions of the director/teacher.

All classes follow Morris School District #54’s schedule of days off, holidays, and snow days.

We offer the following classes for children that turn 3 before 9/1/24:

 3 yr old AM class: Tues/Thurs  9:00-11:00 AM              $135/month

We offer the following classes for children that turn 4 before 9/1/24:

4 Yr Old AM Class: Mon/Wed/Friday 9:00 – 11:30 AM             $160.00/month     
4 Yr Old PM Class: Tues/Thurs             12:30 - 3:00 PM                 $145.00/month



We begin registration in February for the upcoming school year. We follow a tiered registration process for current families, former families, alumni, church members, and the general public.

We enroll new students throughout the year as space allows.  Please contact us any time throughout the school year as you are looking for a preschool for your child.

Call the church office at (815) 942-0809 or email at preschool@morrisumc.org with any questions! We would LOVE to set up a time for you to bring your child to visit United Methodist Preschool.

Register for a Class Now!

You may register for a class by filling out a Registration form and submitting a $75 nonrefundable Registration fee. Payment (cash/check) may be mailed or dropped off at the church office at: 118 W. Jackson Street, Morris, IL 60450 

**New Payment Option! Pay online with Credit/Debit Card! Registration and Tuition Fees may be paid online.  Please note there is a transaction fee charged by the processing company. 

My child is registered, now what?

Please return the following 4 items before August 1st, 2024:

  1. First Month's Tuition-- Check should be made payable to United Methodist Preschool or pay online here.

  2. Print and Complete Admission Form

  3. Copy of Certified Birth Certificate (Returning students already have a birth certificate copy on file.)

  4. Your child needs a health physical performed AFTER May 15, 2023. Print and Complete Physical Form                     (available herePlease make sure the form is completed including the following:

    • Physical form signed by physician

    • Health History completed and signed by parent 

    • Current immunizations should be recorded including the Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine

    • TB assessment or skin test and Lead screening assessment or blood test verified by physician.

 **Your child may not attend class without all 4 items complete.**

A School Supply list is available here. School supplies are brought to class at Orientation in August. 

NEW!!!! Online Payment Option
For the convenience of our families, we have made an online tuition and registration payment option. Please note there is a processing fee included in the total.