About the Day School

Our preschool program of education is provided in a Christian environment which emphasizes the development of the total child to his/her fullest potential.  The school serves children from infants to 4K and also offers an After School Adventures program for our 3K and 4K students.  We are open September through May and offer two weeks of summer camps in July.  The Day School provides the foundation for success in Kindergarten.  We strive for a partnership with each family and their child.  


What the Day School Has to Offer

  • Specific lessons and activities for the 2K classes utilizing the Abrams Learning Trends curriculum Mrs. W's Word Workshop, which is a precursor to The Letter People curriculum and introduces letters, colors and new vocabulary through weekly stories
  • Specific lessons and activities for the 3K and 4K classes utilizing the Abrams Learning Trends curriculum The Letter People
  • Bi-weekly Chapel with our church pastors for Older 2s, 3s and 4s
  • Bi-weekly Music with our Director of Music Ministries for Older 2s, 3s and 4s
  • Activities geared toward the developmental characteristics of each age group
  • Development in language, fine and gross motor activities, music, art, reading and math
  • Constant effort to further enhance our children's intellectual capabilities
  • Beautiful new playground.  Indoor gym for inclement weather days
  • Snacks provided



We are open Monday-Friday, 9:45am-1:00pm.  The 3s and 4s students enrolled in AfterSchool Adventures are escorted by their teachers directly to those programs, which are held from 1:00pm-1:45pm.  We generally follow a regular school year calendar and observe the same closures for holidays and teacher work days.  The first day of school is usually the Wednesday following Labor Day.  The last day of school is usually the Wednesday before Memorial Day.


Teacher:Student Ratios and Enrollment

Infants:  M-F (or any combo) 2:8
Toddlers: M-F, MWF, or TTH 2:8
Twos:  M-F, MWF or TTh 2:12
Threes:  M-F or MWF 2:14 (*must be completely potty trained)
Fours:  M-F 2:14 (*must be completely potty trained)

Class enrollment is based on the child's age on September 1st of that school year.

We accept enrollment year-round, based upon availability.


Registration Information

Click here for 2018-19 Registration Forms

February 2018 newsletter

March 2018 newsletter

In order to register, submit the following: 

  • Completed Registration form
  • Registration Fee of $130 must accompany form
  • Current immunization record
  • Must be current with tuition, including fees (current students only)


2018-19 Rates and Fees

Annual Family Registration Fee: $130

Annual Supply Fees:

Infant/Toddler/Twos:  $50/child
3K:  $65/child for Supply and In-School Enrichment Programs
4K: $75/child for Supply, Field Trip and In-School Enrichment Programs


2 Days/Week:  $200/month
3 Days/Week: $230/month
5 Days/Week:  $265/month


Tuition and Fees Payments:

JWUMC offers a secure site that allows you to set up automatic payments from your checking, savings, or credit card accounts. You may make a one-time payment or set up recurring scheduled payments.  While we offer the credit or debit card option, the cost to the Day School for processing transactions from credit/debit cards is significantly higher than a direct transfer from your checking or savings account.  Please consider making donation with your Tuition payment to reimburse the Day School for the convenience of this service.

Click here to access the Online Payment site to set up an electronic transfer.


Summer Camp 2018

Day School Summer Camps


CAMP I:  July 9-13, 9:45 am - 1pm

Awesome Authors (Younger)

We will explore God’s creation and gift of laughter through the artwork of Eric Carle and creative genius of Dr. Seuss.

Coastal Creatures and Crafts (Older)

We will explore our seashore and its inhabitants while learning to be “helpful humans” to our coastal friends.


CAMP II:  July 23-27, 9:45 am - 1pm

Fun with Art (Younger)

Discover art, painting, color, fun, creativity, outdoor play, and getting messy.

Construction Camp (Older)

Come build with us in this fun camp that explores creative constructive concepts.

Serving Ages 18 months - 5 years.  Class groupings based on enrollment.

2018 Summer Camp Fees:

$145 per session

‘Early Bird’ discount:  $135 per session if registration is received by May 25, 2018

Multi-camp/Sibling Discount:  Receive $10 off each camp registration if you register for multiple camps

To Register:

1) Complete Registration form

2) Submit Camp Fee with form

3) Submit immunization record with Registration form

Younger classes:  teacher/student ratio 1:5                     

Older classes:  teacher/student ratio 1:8

*Campers will receive a snack upon arrival and should pack a lunch to eat at noon.


Interested in Enrollment?  Taking a tour?

If you are interested in enrolling your child at John Wesley UMC Day School, please schedule an appointment with Day School Director Caroline Gore by emailing her at dayschool@jwumchurch.org or by calling the Day School office at 843-766-3396.

John Wesley UMC Day School