Preschool and Child Care Center
Since 1992, the First United Methodist Church of Santa Rosa, as part of a community outreach program, has provided an affordable, comprehensive child care program in a nurturing, Christian environment.
In 1995, F.U.M.C. was nominated as one of Sonoma County's finest child care facilities. We take great pride in our staff, center, and its programs.
We welcome all families regardless of race, religion, gender, ability, national or ethnic origin.
"Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them, for it is such as these that the Kingdom of Heaven belongs."
Age Group Programs
- Dragonfly Class (2-3 year olds)Our program provides age-appropriate developmental activities using monthly themes, circle time, and outdoor play. Snack and naptime are also a part of our program. We potty train. Ratio 5:1.
- Firefly Class (3 year olds)We incorporate a theme-based curriculum which includes art, science, cooking, dramatic play and more, all in an encouraging environment. Ratio 6:1.
- Butterfly Class (4 year olds/Pre-K program)The Butterfly class prepares for Kindergarten through theme-based curriculum. We use interactive circles to promote language and reading-readiness skills. Our room environment is set up with child-selected interest centers to promote social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Independence is encouraged by teaching self-help skills. Ratio 10:1.
- Bible Stories/Christian Learning Program: Two mornings per week (15 minutes)
- Kids on the Move Gymnastics Program: Tuesdays at noon (extra fee charged)
- Music and Movement Program: Two mornings per week (15 minutes)
- Spanish Language Instruction: One morning per week (15 minutes)
Parent Involvement & Special Events
The center offers many opportunities for parents to participate and become involved in our Program:
- Preschool Board
- Ice Cream Social
- Back-to-School Night
- Community Worker Week
- Winter & Spring Concerts
- Preschool Sunday
- Thanksgiving Family Potluck
- Annual Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction
- Bike Day
- Annual Luau
Monday-Friday7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Year-round preschool and extended care programs are available.
Children ages 2-5 are eligible for enrollment.