At CUMP, we provide care for infants (six weeks) through five years olds. The preschool is open from 7:00am to 6:00pm Monday through Friday.
We offer full time and part time care and hope to meet your family's needs. The school is open year round except for major holidays and two weeks out of the year - one week for Christmas Break and one week for Spring Break. Please see our school calendar under the Parent Info section for more detailed information.
We are a fully ACCREDITED and GOLD SEAL school. Our accreditation is with the United Methodist Association of Preschools. At CUMP, we are authorized by the Early Learning Coalition of Duval County to provide free Voluntary Pre-Kindergarden (VPK). Our VPK class is Monday - Thursday, 9:00am - 1:00pm which runs from August through May each year.
At CUMP, we use a unit based curriculum that changes weekly or bi-weekly. Our curriculum encompasses a biblical objective, bible lesson, unit theme, social studies, language arts, letter activity, pre-writing skills, math, literature, creative art, and science/curiosity/sensory skills. Each week we provide resources in the form of Stretch and Grow, Spanish, Chapel, Character Development and Music for our children. We also offer an optional opportunity to participate in Soccer Shots.
We use the Wee Learn Curriculum as our basis for learning. We are a hands-on, learning center-oriented school. Our goal is to have fun learning and growing.
The purpose for Christ United Methodist Preschool is to be a part of the overall mission of Christ United Methodist Church of Neptune Beach, Florida. CUMP exists as a not for profit outreach to the community by assisting parents with their role as early educators. Our responsibility is to promote a child's growth in spiritual, academic, physical, emotional, and social areas of development. We seek to create a nurturing environment that is safe, healthy and age appropriate for the children in our care. Our goal is to teach children about God's love and prepare each child for a successful transition to an elementary school environment.