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First United Methodist Preschool & Child Care Center

1551 Montgomery Drive
Santa Rosa, CA 95405

Preschool and Child Care Center

Our History

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.

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."

Matthew 19:14

Age Group Programs

Twiddlebug Class (2 year olds) and Caterpillar Class (3 year olds)

Our program provides age-appropriate developmental activities using a theme-based curriculum, with sensory play, art activities, story time,  outdoor play, and more. We potty train.

Butterfly Class (4 year olds/Pre-K program)

The Butterfly class prepares our children 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. 

Extended Programs

  • Bible Stories: One morning per week (15 minutes)
  • Kids on the Move Gymnastics Program: Butterfly Class only (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
  • Thanksgiving Family Potluck Luncheon
  • Annual Pasta Dinner & Silent Auction
  • Bike Day
  • Annual Luau

Center Hours:

Monday-Friday 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Year-round preschool and child care program.

Children ages 2-5 are eligible for enrollment.

For more information, please contact the Director, Diane Wikse, M.Ed., at (707) 546-7012 or email [email protected]

License #490110699