Weekday Ministries

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12

Preschool

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12

Mother's Morning Out

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12

About the Weekday Ministries

Established in Clinton over forty years ago, the weekday programs meet in the education wing of the church. Our teachers have decades of experience in education, as well as knowledge in developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) for young children.

Contact Director Jamie Steadman at 601-924-9961 or by email at preschool@firstmethodistclinton.org for more information.

Weekday Ministries Programs

Handbook, Enrollment, Drafting Form

Preschool

Three- and four-year-old Preschool is an opportunity to learn and play with other children. With guidance from loving Christian teachers, our children are well prepared for kindergarten. 

Five-Day classes are Monday – Friday and Three-Day classes are Tuesday – Thursday.

Preschool hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with Playdays until 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday & Thursday for an additional charge.

Summer Play Days are available Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Due to COVID-19, we will be closed Summer 2020.

Curriculum

Our three and four-year-old preschool classes use Get Set for School which is part of the Learning Without Tears® curriculum.

“The Learning Without Tears® curriculum draws from years of innovation and research to provide developmentally appropriate, multisensory tools and strategies for your classroom. The program follows research that demonstrates children learn more effectively by actively doing, with materials that address all styles of learning.” 

“This curriculum prepares children for kindergarten in a developmentally appropriate way…It will help 4-year-olds get set for school by helping them develop coloring, drawing, counting and beginning writing skills. Look for the alphabet, pictures, colors, shapes, Mat Man®, letters, and numbers. Children will sing, color, draw, count and write all year long.

The fundamental part is the careful way in which we use hands-on letter and number play. Children happily and actively build letters and numbers before they write. We also teach them how to hold and use crayons. These are the early habits that will serve them well next year and every year.”

Teachers

Jamie Steadman – Weekday Director

Malinda Harding – Weekday Bookkeeper

Lynn Havens – Music Teacher

Lou Torrey – Four-Year-Old Teacher

Ruth Positan – Four-Year-Old Teacher

Lorrie Jolly – Four-Year-Old Teacher

Dana Pope – Three-Year-Old Teacher

Stacey Thornton – Three-Year-Old Teacher

Afterschool Care

Afterschool (ASC)

 

The First Methodist buses pick up from Clinton Park, Northside and Eastside. The children will have a nutritious snack, homework time, and free play outdoors or in the gym until 5:45 p.m.

After-school Care is open most school holidays for working parents.

Summer Day Camp is also available. Due to COVID-19, we will be closed Summer 2020.

 

Mother’s Morning Out

Mothers’ Morning Out provides a safe, nurturing environment where children ages 1-3 spend the morning learning, playing and growing together.  This program is perfect for families that:

  • Have a desire to enhance their child(ren)’s social and developmental skills
  • Do not need full-time child care
  • Need just a few hours a week to take care of personal, family or household needs
  • Need summer child care once their current Mothers’ Morning Out program dismisses

Children accepted after first birthday through three years old.  Tuesday/Thursday or Monday/Wednesday (your choice based on availability)
September through May – 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Summer Mother’s Morning Out is also available June through August. 
Due to COVID-19, we will be closed Summer 2020.

Drafting

Monthly Drafting

Monthly Drafting for tuition is available for all programs including Preschool/ Play Days, Mother’s Morning Out, After-School Care and Summer Camp/ Play days. A monthly withdrawal will be made on or about the third day of each month. Print and return completed form along with a voided check to the preschool office.

Monthly Drafting Form

Bi-Monthly Drafting

Bi-Monthly Drafting for tuition is available for After-School Care and Summer Camp Programs. Bi-monthly withdrawals will be made on or about the third day or each month and the eighteenth day of each month. Print and return completed form along with a voided check to the preschool office.

Summer Programs

Due to COVID-19, we will be closed Summer 2020.

Our summer programs include:

  • Summer Day Camp (Monday – Friday 7 AM to 5:45 PM) for children entering Kindergarten through 5th grade
  • Summer Preschool Playday (Tuesday and Thursday 9 AM to 2 PM) for children 3 years old through 5 years old (MUST be potty trained)
  • Summer Mother’s Morning Out for children 1 year old through 3 years old

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday - Friday - 8 AM - 4 PM

Office Phone

Front Desk, Information and Staff

601.924.6671

Address

First United Methodist Church
100 Mt. Salus Drive
Clinton, MS 39056

Weekday Ministries

Weekday Hours

Monday - Friday - 8 AM - 6 PM

Weekday Phone

Preschool, After School Care and Mother's Morning Out

601.924.9961

Address

First United Methodist Church
100 Mt. Salus Drive
Clinton, MS 39056