Paula Brandt - Preschool Director
Preschool address: P.O. Box 452, Dyersburg, TN 38025
Preschool Phone - 731-287-1251

2023-2024 school calendar

First United Methodist Preschool is excited to announce that beginning 2024-25, we will be offering a 5-day (M-Fri), 8:10am-11:00am preschool attendance option for all ages. The new 5-day option replaces our Parents' Day Out program on Wednesdays during the school year, but we will continue to offer preschool summer sessions on Tues/Thurs in June and July. We accept ages 2yr-5yr with 2-5 day enrollment options available. Enrollment applications available online at,, and on our Facebook page at FUMCPreschool.

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"FUMC Preschool is currently enrolling for the 2024-25 program year. First United Preschool offers Christian-based, high quality early childhood care and education, and curriculum in alignment with TN Early Learning and Developmental Standards. Check out our Facebook page at FUMC Preschool!"  



  • The First United Methodist Church Preschool and Mother's Day Out program is a ministry of the church which has long lasting educational and spiritual effects on children and families in the Dyersburg community.

    FUMC preschool is excited to announce that we will be implementing Brightwheel's "Experience" curriculum beginning in April. The Experience Curriculum is aligned with state and NAEYC Early Learning and Developmental Standards. Implementation of this curriculum allows us to offer high-quality Early Childhood Education while teachers maintain flexibility to adjust/integrate according to child interest and skill levels. We invite you to check out YouTube for information videos about the Experience Curriculum.

    Paula Brandt - Preschool Director
    Preschool address: P.O. Box 452, Dyersburg, TN 38025
    Preschool Phone - 731-287-1251

  • Monday & Thursday
    AM Classes
    8:10 - 11:00 am

    Tuesday & Friday
    AM Classes
    8:10 - 11:00 am

    M., T., Th., & F.
    AM Classes
    8:10 - 11:00 am

    Fabulous Fives
    8:10 a.m. - 2:30 pm
    Monday - Friday

  • Registration and Tuition starting 2023-2024
    The registration fee of $30.00 is required when your child is enrolled. Contact Preschool Director for enrollment information and registration dates.
    Preschool (2 day) monthly tuition - $99.00
    Preschool (4 day) monthly tuition - $126.50
    Fabulous Fives (5 day) monthly tuition - $269.50

    Material Fees (yearly fee)
    Fabulous Fives - $130.00
    4 days  - $110.00
    2 days - $70.00

    2023-2024 registration form

  • Wednesdays - 9-3 pm for children ages 1 year through 4 years of age

    $15 non-refundable registration fee

    $20 day – for one child per day

    Contact Preschool for space availability.

    School Year runs from August to May

    MDO fall registration form

  • Early Care M, T, Th, F: $5 per day (7-8 am)

    Early Care Wednesday: $10.00 per day (7-9 am)

  • Children attending our program may take advantage of Extended Care on the days they attend from 11:00 am to 5:15 pm. These charges will be in addition to our regular Preschool tuition.

    Extended Care: M, T, Th, F: $15 per day

    Your child will need to bring a nutritious packed lunch, a crib sheet (we will supply the mats), and a small blanket.


    PRETEND CENTER: Pretend/imaginative play supports creativity and self-expression. The pretend play center can help children learn real life skills and social skills (conflict resolution, self regulation, emotional outlet) . Also pretend play supports literacy and helps develop creative thinking.


    ART CENTER:  Art helps children learn about self-expression and creativity. Art projects are also a good way for children to develop fine motor skills and improve their hand-eye coordination.


    BLOCK CENTER:  Blocks help children learn to take turns and share materials, develop new friendships, become self-reliant, increase attention span, cooperate with others, and develop self-esteem.


    BOOK CENTER:  Children who have been exposed to a literacy-rich environment in early childhood  show a greater number of emergent literacy behaviors and pre-reading skills.  The classroom library enriches language and vocabulary development.


    SCIENCE & DISCOVERY CENTER:  Science allows children to explore, experiment, question, discover, and understand natural and human-made objects and forces. Experiments and activities with science and nature also stimulate children's curiosity, encourage use of all five senses, and help to build vocabulary.


    MATH CENTER:  Math Centers have a positive effect on student confidence, comprehension, and autonomy.  Exploring number concepts give children the opportunity to improve their coordination, learn about counting, sorting, comparing, and expand their problem-solving skills.

    MANIPULATIVES/GAME CENTER: Manipulative sets, pegboards, puzzles, lacing,  beads, and other manipulative items can help children learn to problem solve, develop their fine motor skills, eye-hand coordination, visual discrimination  and design creative structures.


    CIRCLE TIME/GROUP TIME:  This time encourages the development of listening skills, creative expression, group interaction as well as language skills.  Songs, fingerplays, stories, and discussions are incorporated into this time.  This time is also a time to review instructions for daily activities in all of the learning centers.


    WRITING CENTER:  The writing center is a place where a child can explore different writing utensils and develop pre-writing and pre-literacy skills. Also children begin to associate print with reading, and  develop hand/eye and fine motor skills.


    MUSIC/LISTENING CENTER:  At this center children can explore musical instruments and recorded music/books. Music helps the body and mind work together, accelerates brain development, helps build memory skills, and brings joy!


    QUIET CENTER:  This area provides a quiet place for a child to experience some quieter time and/or help regulate emotions. It can provide them time and space to calm their sensory systems. Books and soft toys are provided for comfort and snuggling.