“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.”
Age-appropriate activities - Learning Centers - Arts & Crafts - Outdoor Play
Science - Fine Motor Skills - Gross Motor Skills
WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING NEW REGISTRATIONS AT THIS TIME.
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 off 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!
January 8-19: Registration for current students & CFUMC
January 22-23: Alumni Registration
January 24th: Public Registration opens@ 9:00 a.m.
2024 TOUR DATES:
Tours are offered every Thursday in January at 9:30 a.m.
Please BOOK A TOUR so we know you are coming!
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2024 REGISTRATION DATES:
August 13 & 14: Curriculum Nights for parents ONLY
August 15 & 16: Open Houses for ALL children & parents
August 26 & 27: First day 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
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 3231must 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.
Parent’s Morning Out, 2s, 3s: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM / 4s, Young 5s, Kindergarten: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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!
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.
Social Skills - learning to share, take turns, becoming independent, & growing our bathroom skills
Math Skills - learning basic shapes, sorting by size & color, & identifying & counting numbers 0-10
THREES HAVE SO MUCH FUN WHILE LEARNING & PREPARING FOR PRE-K!
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
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.
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!
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
JOIN US FOR FOOD, FELLOWSHIP, AND FUN!
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.