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 at 601-924-9961 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Weekday Ministries Programs
Handbooks, Enrollment, Drafting Forms
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.
Early Room is available at 7:00 a.m. for an additional charge for those who may need it.
After Preschool Care (APC) is also available from 11:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. The APC fee includes Early Room.
Summer Pre-Care is now available for working parents. This summer program is for preschool age children three through five. Registration for summer programs begins in March.
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.”
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
Provides a Christian environment where children can study, play or engage in creative activities with loving teachers. For children in kindergarten through 5th grade.
The First Methodist bus picks up from Clinton Public and Private schools. 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 during extended school holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Spring Break) for working parents.
Summer Day Camp is also available. Registration for summer programs begins in March.
Mother’s Morning Out
Mother’s Morning Out – An opportunity for parents to bring their children for a “playgroup” in a Christian environment. A great time for children to have “we” time while Mom has some “me” time.
Children accepted after first birthday until their fourth birthday.
Tuesday/Thursday or Monday/Wednesday beginning in September through Spring – 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Summer Mother’s Morning Out is also available. Registration for summer programs begins in March.
Monthly Drafting for tuition is available for all programs including Preschool, Mother’s Morning Out, After Pre-school Care, After-School Care and Summer Camp. 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.
Bi-Monthly Drafting for tuition is only available for After-School Care, After Pre-school Care, Summer Pre-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.
Our summer programs include:
- Summer Day Camp for children entering Kindergarten through 5thgrade
- Summer Pre-Care for preschool children ages 3 years old through 5 years old (MUST be potty trained)
- Summer Preschool Playday 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
Monday – Friday – 8 AM – 4 PM
Front Desk, Information and Staff
First United Methodist Church
100 Mt. Salus Drive
Clinton, MS 39056
Monday – Friday – 8 AM – 6 PM
Preschool, After School Care and Mother’s Morning Out