Welcome to the United Methodist Preschool!

The FUMC 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.

FUMC’s 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.
Available Classes

Classes begin the week before Labor Day (with a 1 hour orientation the week before), and classes run until mid-May.

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

For children who will turn three by Sept. 1, we offer:

Tuesday/Thursday 9:00 -11:00 AM

Monday/Wednesday 1:00-3:00 PM


For children who will turn four by Sept. 1, we offer:

Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9:00 – 11:30 AM



Begins in February for the up-coming school year.  We take new students throughout the year as space allows.
We follow a tiered registration process for current families, former families, alumni, church members, and the general public.

Please call the church office at (815) 942-0809 or email at preschool@morrisumc.com with any questions! More information can be found in the FUMC handbook link below.

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