“At CFUMP, we provide children the best Christian, early childhood education so that they may develop to their fullest potential physically, mentally, academically, socially, and spiritually.”

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Science - Fine Motor Skills - Gross Motor Skills

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FALL 2024-2025 IS NOW OPEN!



CFUMC Preschool, Kindergarten & Parents’ Morning Out


Physical Address:

770 Canton Hwy.

Cumming, GA 30040

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 2725

Cumming, Georgia 30028

770/ 889-4580


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About Us

Welcome to Cumming First United Methodist Preschool, or CFUMP as we affectionately call ourselves! We are one of the most well-known private, Christian-based preschools in Forsyth County.

CFUMP, established in 1972, remains one of the oldest and largest preschools to date. Here at CFUMP, we partner with parents to provide children the very best in early childhood education and to develop them academically, physically, socially, and spiritually. We endeavor to maintain the highest standard of excellence in our teaching, our activities, and in the guidance of each child’s learning experience. By creating a network of common experiences, we hope you will feel like family!

Our program serves over 200 children, ages 1-6 years old, on a daily basis from 8:30-12:30. We follow the Safe Sanctuary policies as set forth by the UMC where two teachers are always with the class.

In addition to our academic curriculum, we offer a variety of special events throughout the year: Halloween Costume Parade, Petting Zoo, Teepees, Thanksgiving Feast & Program, Christmas Program, Teddy Bear Parade, Grandparent’s Day Program, Puppet Show, Daddy’s Day/Night, Young 5s & K Circus, Family Circus Day, Spring Art Show, Mother’s Day Teas... and much more! Check out our YouTube video

to see a snapshot of our preschool!

January 8-19: Registration for current students & CFUMC


January 22-23: Alumni Registration

January 24th: Public Registration opens @ 9:00 a.m.



Tours must be booked in advance by calling the Preschool Office @ 770/889-4580.





August 20 & 21: Curriculum Nights for parents ONLY

August 22 & 23: Open Houses for ALL children & parents

August 26 & 27: First days of school for ALL children

Registration is first-come, first-served. Once spots are filled, a waiting list will be generated. You will be notified of your child’s placement in a class by February 9th. All registration/activity fees are NON-REFUNDABLE and will NOT be returned should you decide to withdraw from the program.

We do not offer GA funded Pre-K

Ready to get started?

24-25 Monthly Tuition Rates

Parent’s Morning Out: $230 (2 days a week)

Twos: $260 (2 days)/ $300 (3 days)

Threes: $260 (2 days)/ $300 (3 days)

Fours: $300 (3 days)/ $350 (4 days)/ $395 (5 days)

Young 5's: $415 (5 days)

Kindergarten: $495 (5 days)

2024-25 Tuition Fees

  • Tuition is paid in 9 equal monthly installments due the 1st of each preceding month.
  • Young 5s & Kindergarten tuition payments start in May. All other age levels begin in August.
  • A $50 late fee will be assessed on the 15th of the month for all unpaid tuition.
  • Cash, check, & credit cards are accepted. Autopay available with a checking account or debit/credit card.
  • Tuition is figured as an annual fee and as such, no refunds will be given for vacations, leaves of absence, or inclement weather days.
  • Tuition must be paid to hold a spot in our program.
  • Immunization Form 3231 must be submitted prior to the first day of school. Form 3300 is also required for Kindergarten. A notarized Affidavit of Religious Exemption to Immunization, Form 2208, is also acceptable.

$5 discount per additional sibling

$10 discount for CFUMC members

$45 discount for accounts paid in full by August 15, 2024

Ages based on the September 1, 2024 cutoff date.

Parent’s Morning Out, 2s, 3s: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM / 4s, Young 5s, Kindergarten: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Meet Our Staff

Rachael Bardall


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Kim Hannigan

Assistant Director


Dana Mendoza

School Nurse


Nikki Ferguson

Office Assistants

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(470) 533-2815

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Specials Teachers


At CFUMC Preschool, we believe that using a game-based approach to PE helps develop age appropriate gross motor skills, team building, & problem solving skills while having FUN!


  • Keyboard/letter recognition
  • Mouse manipulation techniques
  • Fun & educational activities that enhance classroom curriculum
  • Only for 4s-K
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Ms. Gail (PE), Ms. Caroline (Music), Ms. Bessie (Computers)

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  • Reinforce academic skills & themes in the classroom at each age level.
  • Promote cognitive, social, & motor skills through music, dancing, & instruments

Parent’s Morning Out

1-2 year olds

Parent’s Morning Out is a faith-based program in which young toddlers play, explore, and create in a safe and loving environment. Children are engaged in age and developmentally appropriate activities including story time, Bible stories, music, arts & crafts, PE, open-ended play, and outdoor play on our turf playground. We believe that the children will become independent, self-confident, and curious learners who develop social skills & express their creativity. We strive for lots of fun while learning!

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Ms. Atalie, Ms. Jenny F., Ms. Jenny D., Ms. Kaylyn, Ms. Monika

Terrific Twos

In the 2 year old program, children explore beyond learning colors, shapes, letters, & numbers. Through a mixture of play based & teacher directed activities, children learn the beginning stages of socialization, independence, verbal and fine motor skills. Our enrichment programs - PE and Music - enhance the classroom curriculum.

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Ms. Rebekah, Ms. Jennifer C., Ms. Hope

Ms. Natacha, Ms. Kila, Ms. Daphne, Ms. Ashley D., Ms. Annie

Reading Skills - learning opposites, basic colors, & name/letter recognition

Social Skills - learning to share, take turns, becoming independent, & growing our bathroom skills

Thrilling Threes

Language Skills - learning our age & how to be more verbal expressing our needs

Math Skills - learning basic shapes, sorting by size & color, & identifying & counting numbers 0-10

Fine Motor Skills - learning to build, lace, hold a pencil correctly, manipulate puzzle pieces, cut with scissors, & trace lines to develop writing skills


Ms. Missi, Ms. Marion, Ms. Becky, Ms. Meg, Ms. Linda, Ms. Jennifer L., Ms. Janette

Ms. Sharon, Ms. Donna, Ms. Cynthia, Ms. Karissa, Ms. Shannon, Ms. Amy H., Ms. Ginger

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At CFUMP, our Pre-K 4 year old program not only readies children for Kindergarten by giving them the basic fundamental academic tools they need, but also nurtures their emotional and developmental needs. Children gain independence and knowledge to succeed in “big kid” school. They learn letters and numbers, but also responsibility for supplies and classroom routines, along with learning respect towards teachers and fellow classmates. We seek to create a strong foundation whereby they develop thinking and learning skills that will guide them to their full potential

We offer a 3-day, 4-day, or 5-day option to work with the needs of all families.

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Ms. Ashley M., Ms. Trenee, Ms. Juliana, Ms. Peggy, Ms. Amy S., Ms. Kim B.

Ms. Stephanie, Ms. Madison, Ms. Chasity, Ms. Jennifer A., Ms. Debbie, Ms. Lauren, Ms. Renee

Young Fives

Young 5s is the gift of another year! It is designed for those students with late birthdays or who need more time to develop & strengthen their skills before Kindergarten. Young 5s is the bridge between Pre-K & Kindergarten - building on the skills learned in 4s & preparing for the rigorous curriculum in Kindergarten. The program places emphasis on handwriting, sight words, small group & large group activities, book reports and FUN hands-on centers that guide instruction for each student’s individual needs.


At CFUMP, our Kindergarten offers a full day education in a half-day program. Low student to teacher ratios means more opportunity for individual attention. Our program utilizes Saxon phonics with a focus on letter recognition, phonemic awareness, & comprehension AND Saxon math which allows students to solve problems in a variety of ways & the lessons build onto each other. There is also an emphasis on reading, social studies, and science. Instruction is done through large group and small group activities to accommodate all learners. Our Kindergartners work hard, but have FUN too! They get to enjoy PE, computer, and music classes weekly in addition to all the extra events planned at the school - Science Camp, carving pumpkins with Dads, harvest houses, Nativity building, Circus, & much more. The skills learned here help them succeed throughout their lives & begin their LOVE of learning!

Running Kids

Ms. Julia, Ms. Taie, Ms. Kim F., Ms. Heather

Ms. Nikki, Ms. Judy

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2023-2024 Calendar of Events



August 28 & 29 First days of school


September 4 NO SCHOOL- Labor Day

September 25-29 NO SCHOOL - Fall Break

October 19-20 NO SCHOOL

October 21 Family Portrait Event

October 30 & 31 Halloween Parade/Parties

November 14 & 15 Thanksgiving Program/Feast

November 20-24 NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

November 29 & 30 Santa Pictures

December 13 & 14 Christmas Program/Parties

Dec. 15 - Jan. 3 NO SCHOOL - Holiday Break

January 4 Young 5s Informational Meeting

January 8 Kindergarten Informational Meeting

January 8 REGISTRATION OPENS - Current students

January 15 NO SCHOOL - MLK Day

January 30 & 31 Teddy Bear Parades

February 14 & 15 Grandparent’s Day Programs

February 16-20 NO SCHOOL - President’s Day

March 11 & 12 Daddy’s Breakfast/Daddy’s Night


March 15 NO SCHOOL

March 27 & 28 Easter Parties/Egg Hunts

March 29 NO SCHOOL - Good Friday

April 1-5 NO SCHOOL - Spring Break

April 19 Family Circus Day

May 9 & 10 Mother’s Day Celebrations

May 15 & 16 Recognition Program (2s, 3s, 4s)


May 16 Graduation Program (Y5s, Kindergarten)

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Spirit Nights

CFUMC Preschool hosts a Spirit Night once a month at a different local restaurant. The proceeds raised from these fundraisers goes directly back into the program for scholarships and classroom resources that we otherwise would not be able to fund. We love our Forsyth County community and businesses!

September 5, 2023 @ Culver’s

October 10, 2023 @ Moe’s Southwest Grill

November 8, 2023 @ Johnny’s Pizza

December 6, 2023 @ Palapas

January 10, 2024 @ Panera Bread

February 6, 2024 @ Crumbl Cookies

March 6, 2024 @ Red Robin

April 11, 2024 @ Chili’s

May 7, 2024 @ Freedom Mill

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We are a ministry, an extension, of Cumming First United Methodist Church. We work hand in hand serving the members of our congregation and the Forsyth County community. If you do not have a church home, we welcome you to visit a service on Sunday morning - we would love to see you!

The Preschool Board meets monthly to provide spiritual support, financial guidance, and business advice to all the CFUMP programs. It is comprised of CFUMC members, preschool parents (past & present), and church/preschool staff members who want to ensure the success of our program beyond our 51 years.

Dr. Matt Stewart

Senior Minister

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