PUMC Preschool Open House

Pittsboro United Methodist Church March 19, 2022 9:05 am

Welcome to Pittsboro United Methodist Church Preschool!


We offer educational based preschool programs that support the local school systems. Our Preschool was founded in 1979 with only 12 children enrolled and a dream to open our hearts and our doors to the local community, no matter what a family’s religious background may be.


Our mission is to provide the best learning opportunities for the young children of our community so they are prepared to succeed, as they begin their educational journey! 

Today, our Preschool prepares the minds of students while introducing new skill sets to approximately 70 students each school year. Your child will learn to work and play with other children his/her own age. Our goal is to introduce school as a safe, caring, inviting, stimulating and happy place to be. 

Our programs focus on language development, learning to recognize & write the alphabet & numbers, social behavior, self-reliance, physical development, speaking in front of a group, introductions to music & crafts, color & shape recognition, cutting skills, name & address recognition, learning how to recognize and deal with feelings, sharing and learning to work well in a group setting.


All classes have music on a weekly basis and monthly visits from Pastor William Nickrand, who enjoys sharing Bible Stories and songs with the children.

Realizing the importance of your child’s progress throughout the school year, we have parent / teacher conferences in January and provide progress reports in January and May. We encourage parent involvement in the classroom and at home. There is a monthly calendar of events and weekly newsletters sent home, giving us an opportunity to communicate directly with you about our daily activities.

Registration is based on a first come, first serve basis according to class availability. There is a $125 non-refundable registration fee due at the time of registration to confirm your child’s place in class. We offer two types of preschool programs: The Beginners Program ages 3-4yrs and Pre-K (Pre-Kindergarten) Program ages 4-6yrs. Our programs run during the school year, August to end of May.

Preschool Monthly Newsletter


The Beginners Program teaches fundamental basics to children ages 3-4 years old. The focus is on learning how to bridge the separation from home and family to the classroom. We provide a combined curriculum to create a well-rounded experience through the following three curricula: Heggerty Phonics, Pocket of Preschool and Everyday Math. 

Our daily academics include focusing on letter recognition and proper pencil grip, math, science, self exploration, vocabulary building, speaking & performing in a group setting, colors, shapes, drawing, cutting, crafts and story time with questions and answers.

We also address basic classroom rules and procedures to guide our daily routine. For example, forming a line and staying in that line, going to the bathroom by themselves & washing hands, putting on coats by themselves, when to talk, when to listen, taking turns, sharing, relating to peers and personal responsibility for their actions.

To enroll in this program: 

  • Your child must be 3 years old by August 1, 2022
  • There is a one-time non-refundable registration fee of $110.00 for beginners.
  • The monthly fee for this program is $125.00
  • There are 15 children and 2 teachers per classroom
  • Beginner classes meet every Tuesday and Thursday
  • The program is in session from August to May
  • We have morning classes from 9am to 11:30am
The Pre-Kindergarten Program (Pre-K) is specifically designed as a preparation and evaluation year to ensure kindergarten readiness; there is a lot more expected from the students in this program. We utilize a combined curriculum to provide a well rounded experience through Heggrety Phonics, Pocket of Preschool, and Everyday Math.

Our daily academics focus on:

  • Alphabet Recognition, Printing, Upper/Lower Case and Proper Pencil grip 
  • Math & Science 
  • Self Exploration 
  • Numbers, Printing, Recognition, Sequencing & Counting 
  • Calendar, Weather, Daily Agenda 
  • First & Last Name, Recognition, Printing, Writing 
  • Public Speaking, Patience 
  • Classroom Rules, Etiquette
  • Personal Accountability, Rotating Monthly Jobs 
  • Vocabulary Building 
  • Field Trips 
  • The Pledge of Allegiance 
  • The Solar System 
  • Baking, Health & Nutrition

To Enroll in the Pre-K Program:

  • Your child has to be 4 years old by August 1, 2023
  • There is a one-time non-refundable registration fee of $125.00
  • Monthly fee for this program is $225
  • There are 18 children and 2 teachers per classroom
  • Pre-K class meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday 
  • Our Pre-K class runs from 9am to 1pm
  • Our school year runs from the beginning of August to the end of May

We are currently accepting students for the 2023-2024 school year.

What is needed for your child to be registered?

1. Registration form
2. Non refundable deposit – $125
3. Copy of immunization records and birth certificate. We will need this before school starts in August.

Where to turn in registration paperwork?

We offer two ways of submitting your registration
Online form
Printed Copy

PUMC Preschool
227 E. Main St
Pittsboro, IN 46167

Preschool 2022-2023 Registration Form
Preschool Admissions Form

*A non-refundable registration fee of $110 ($75 for each additional child) must accompany this form to reserve your child’s placement. Please make checks payable to PUMC Preschool.

PUMC Preschool, 227 E. Main St., Pittsboro, IN 46167. If PUMC Preschool has your child’s immunization records already on file, you do not need to resubmit, unless there are updates.

For additional questions, please contact Jenny Rader, Preschool Director, at 317-892-4439. More information can be found on our website at under the Preschool tab. When your registration is complete you will receive a confirmation email. School begins on August 8, 2022.

$125 non-refundable registration fee is due with registration . Please use separate forms for each child.

Session Desired. All children need to be completely toilet trained and bathroom independent to attend classes.

Emergency Treatment and Health Information

In case of an accident or serious illness, I request the school to contact me. If neither parent is able to be reached, I hereby authorize the school to call the physician indicated above and to follow his/her instructions. If it is impossible to contact the physician, the Pittsboro United Methodist Preschool may make whatever arrangements seem necessary.

Permission for Release

PUMC Preschool will not release my child to anyone who is not listed on this form. I understand that by listing the following names and phone numbers, I give permission to PUMC Preschool to release my child to these people.

By signing, I give permission for my name and phone number to be released in a class list.

Permission, Release Form, Handbook items- PLEASE READ & CHECK ALL SECTIONS