FUMC Preschool

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The mission of our preschool is to give children of St. Pete First and the community a solid foundation upon which to build their formal education and spiritual life. Our philosophy is to accept every child at their own level. We aim to nurture each child to their fullest potential in a loving Christian environment, while being in partnership with the church families and the families of the community. We provide an exciting and rewarding experience through a variety of activities, in a safe and secure environment.

We have  limited openings in our VPK program in the Fall.

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About Us

View our educational philosophy and our preschool mission.

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View our information for curriculum and pedagogy.


First United Methodist Church Preschool offers well rounded full and part-time programs that adapt to the individual needs of our students while maintaining the goal of kindergarten readiness.


Our children love to learn!

We encourage social and emotional growth, emergent literacy, beginning math skills and science through a play-centered, hands-on curriculum with faith based values intentionally integrated throughout the day.


Self-reliance, respect for others, sharing, and self-determination are modeled by our staff and nurtured in the children. Our staff love to share the love joy and peace of Christ each day. We look forward to meeting you and sharing why FUMC Preschool is the right choice for early childhood education. 

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Meet our Team

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Alicia Clements

Preschool Director


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Daniela McCown

Assistant Director


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"As a full time working mom, FUMCSP/St. Pete First Preschool was a second home for our daughter. We started her in the 2 year old class on the day she turned 2 and she just graduated from the VPK program. We were blessed with three years of awesome education, growth and most importantly, love. The extended hours are so helpful to us with our schedules and we are grateful to everyone at the school who had a hand in raising our daughter. We are happy that our son is starting in the two year old class and will be surrounded by the same nurturing and God-loving teachers and staff. It is truly a family at FUMCSP/St. Pete First Preschool and we are so thankful." 


Erin Lohmiller