FISHERS UMC PRESCHOOL

Registration for the 2024 - 2025 school year is NOW OPEN! 


2024 - 2025 Registration


The preschool program began in 1987 and is a community outreach ministry of Fishers United Methodist Church.  The program's classes are made up of children from our church, the community, many faiths and nationalities.  A board comprised of preschool parents and church members govern this ministry.

Our director, assistant director and teachers provide children with a warm and loving atmosphere in which to learn and grow.  We strive to create a place where each child feels loved and accepted and begins to understand that he/she is one of God's most wonderful creations.

Our Bunny and Tiger classes are dedicated to developing each child’s social and cognitive skills according to Indiana's Early Learning Standards in a play-based learning environment while engaging children in structured and unstructured play, hands-on experiences, daily circle time, creative projects, and music.

Our Junior, Senior, and Transitional Kindergarten classes are dedicated to developing each child's social and cognitive skills while encouraging all children to be inquisitive and enthusiastic learners. Our teachers expose children to all types of kindergarten readiness experiences including letters, numbers, gross and fine motor activities, singing, story time and a multitude of hands-on experiences. Fishers UMC Preschool follows age-appropriate educational goals, practices, and areas of focus as outlined by Indiana's Early Learning Standards.  All Junior, Senior and Transitional Kindergarten classes utilize Heggerty curriculum to develop phonemic awareness.  

ENROLLMENT

Please contact Jen Miller with questions:   or 317-842-4052*
*Leave your name, contact information (including email address and phone number), and your child(ren)'s birthday(s).


REGISTRATION
Register for the 2024 - 2025 school year will open on Monday, March 11th at 9:00 a.m. Classes will be filled in the order registrations are received.

ENROLLMENT
If you are placed in a class we will email you with the class information and an invoice to pay the $50.00 nonrefundable family Registration Fee. If we do not receive payment by the date indicated on the invoice, you will be removed from the class roster. 

WAITLIST

If you are placed on a waitlist for a class, we will email you with this information. Anytime an opening becomes available we go to our waitlist to fill the spot. 

CLASS INFORMATION FOR 2024-2025 SCHOOL YEAR

Child's Day Out Classes 

Our Bunny and Tiger classes are dedicated to developing each child’s social and cognitive skills according to Indiana's Early Learning Standards in a play-based learning environment while engaging children in structured and unstructured play, hands-on experiences, daily circle time, creative projects, and music.

Bunny Class:
 Age 1 by August 1, 2024*

One-day Options: Tuesday OR Thursday
Two-day Option: Monday & Wednesday

Each child may register for one or two days per week depending on availability. The children will have opportunity for free play, making a craft each week, eating snack, going to the gym or playground, and eating lunch/ snack with their friends. The Bunny class will work their way through the year with a weekly theme.  Each day they will have a circle time which will consist of finger plays, singing songs, reading books, and/or flannel board stories, which will pertain to their weekly theme.

Tiger Class and Turtle Class: Age 2 by August 1, 2024*

One-day Option:
Thursday
Two-day Options: Monday & Wednesday OR Tuesday & Thursday
Three-day Option:  Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday

Each child may register for a one-day class, two-day class or three-day class. The children will have opportunity for free play, making a craft each week, eating snack, going to the gym or playground, and eating lunch/ snack with their friends. The classes will work their way through the year with a weekly theme.  Each day they will have a circle time which will consist of finger plays, singing songs, reading books, and/or flannel board stories, which will pertain to their weekly theme.

*If your child’s birthdate falls in the months of August or September and you wish to have them advance to the next class, please reach out to Jen Miller:
Junior Preschool
Junior Preschool children must be 3 by August 1, 2024* and potty trained.

Two-day Options:
Monday & Wednesday OR Tuesday & Thursday
Three-day Option: Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday
Four-day Option: Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday

The Junior classes offer learning and growth through a play-based environment. The Junior, Senior and Transitional Kindergarten classes are dedicated to developing each child's social and cognitive skills while encouraging all children to be inquisitive and enthusiastic learners. Our teachers expose children to all types of kindergarten readiness experiences including letters, numbers, gross and fine motor activities, singing, story time and a multitude of hands-on experiences. The Fishers UMC Preschool follows age-appropriate educational goals, practices, and areas of focus as outlined by Indiana's Early Learning Standards. All Junior, Senior, and Transitional Kindergarten classes utilize the Heggerty curriculum to develop phonemic awareness. 

*If your child’s birthdate falls in the months of August or September and you wish to have them advance to the next class, please reach out to Jen Miller:


Senior Preschool

Senior Preschool children must be 4 by August 1, 2024*


Three-day Options:
Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday OR Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday
Four-day Option: Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday


The Senior classes offer learning and growth through a play-based environment to prepare children for kindergarten. The Junior, Senior and Transitional Kindergarten classes are dedicated to developing each child's social and cognitive skills while encouraging all children to be inquisitive and enthusiastic learners. Our teachers expose children to all types of kindergarten readiness experiences including letters, numbers, gross and fine motor activities, singing, story time and a multitude of hands-on experiences. The Fishers UMC Preschool follows age-appropriate educational goals, practices, and areas of focus as outlined by Indiana's Early Learning Standards. All Junior, Senior, and Transitional Kindergarten classes utilize the Heggerty curriculum to develop phonemic awareness. 


*If your child’s birthdate falls in the months of August or September and you wish to have them advance to the next class, please reach out to Jen Miller:

Transitional Kindergarten 

Transitional Kindergarten children must be 5 by August 1, 2024*

Four-day Option: Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday

Our TK provides an additional year before kindergarten to promote confidence, independence and social skills. The program focuses on academics that are developed to give children the extra support necessary before kindergarten.

TK concentrates on the most common letters first, which enables the children to form words quickly. Math skills will include number recognition, an introduction to addition and subtraction and patterning.

There will be an emphasis on STEAM activities encouraging children to use critical thinking skills and imagination. 

The Fishers UMC Preschool follows age-appropriate educational goals, practices, and areas of focus as outlined by Indiana's Early Learning Standards. All Junior, Senior, and Transitional Kindergarten classes utilize the Heggerty curriculum to develop phonemic awareness. 

*If your child’s birthdate falls in the months of August or September and you wish to have them advance to the next class, please reach out to Jen Miller:

TUITION RATES FOR 2024-2025

ALL CLASSES   9:30 am to 1:30 pm

BUNNY CLASSES
 
Child needs to be 1 by August 1st, 2024*
  • One-day Options (T or TH): Tuition $110/month, Equipment Fee $60/year
  • Two-day Option (M/W): Tuition $220/month, Equipment Fee $120/year
TIGER & TURTLE CLASSES
Child needs to be 2 by August 1, 2024*
  • One-day Option (Thursdays): Tuition $110/month, Equipment Fee $60/year
  • Two-day Options (M/W or T/TH): Tuition $220/month, Equipment Fee $120/year
  • Three-day Option (M/T/W): Tuition $300/month, Equipment Fee $180/year

JUNIOR CLASSES 
Child needs to be 3 by August 1st, 2024* and potty trained.

  • Two-day Options (M/W or T/TH): Tuition $200/month, Equipment Fee $120/year
  • Three-day Option (M/T/W): Tuition $275/month, Equipment Fee $180/year
  • Four-day Option (M/T/W/TH): Tuition $350/month, Equipment Fee $240/year 
SENIOR CLASSES 
Child needs to be 4 by August 1st, 2024*
  • Three-day Options (M/T/W or T/W/TH): Tuition $275/month, Equipment Fee $180/year
  • Four-day Option (M/T/W/TH): Tuition $350/month, Equipment Fee $240/year
TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN 
Child needs to be 5 by August 1st, 2024*
  • Four-day Option (M/T/W/TH): Tuition $375/month, Equipment Fee $240/year

*If your child's birthdate falls in the months of August or September and you wish to have them advance to the next class, please reach out to Jen Miller:  . 

 A family registration fee of $50.00 (nonrefundable) will be collected once the school places your child(ren) in a class. 


SCHOLARSHIPS

Did you know Fishers UMC Preschool offers scholarships to attend preschool for families facing financial hardship? Preschool education offers valuable opportunities for social and academic growth for children before entering the kindergarten setting. Help make early education possible for more children, by donating directly to the Fishers UMC Preschool scholarship fund. Click here to donate directly to this cause.

If you are interested in applying for a partial scholarship, please email Jen Miller at  for more information.  

Preschool staff openings

Substitute Teacher   job description

If you are interested in applying to substitute teach for the 2023 - 2024 school year, please use the link below to apply. 

Substitute Teacher Application

2024 - 2025 STAFF OPENINGS 

If you are interested in applying for one of the openings for the 2024-2025 school year, please use the link below to apply. We will begin scheduling interviews on April 12th.  

2024 -2025 Staff Application

Bunny-Age
Thursday Class Co-Teacher    Co-Teacher Job Description
Tiger/Turtle-Age
M/T/W Class Co-Teacher    Co-Teacher Job Description