Both of my sons attended and graduated from this preschool. They met their first friends here, learned to love school, and learned the basics which prepared them for full day Kindergarten. The teachers are the heart of the school and provided a great beginning experience for them.
– Amber Good
My daughter has been attending the NFUMC Preschool/PDO since she was ten months old. She recently started kindergarten and I felt that she was ready socially and developmentally because of the preschool/PDO programs. The teachers and staff are awesome and I know my daughter was in great hands. If you’re looking for a preschool or PDO program, definitely consider the Noblesville First United Methodist Church!
– Wendi Burns
As a teacher who has worked for several years in our local community, I have had many students in my elementary classroom who have attended First United Methodist Preschool. It is a wonderful program that well prepares children for kindergarten and beyond! Its Christian based values, as well as focusing on socializing and providing a foundation of academic skills, give preschoolers just what they need to have a successful start in beginning their elementary school years.
– Jenny Endicott, second grade teacher, Noblesville Schools
God brought NFUMC Preschool/PDO to our lives when our C.J. was two-years-old. We signed him up for the preschool class. After a short time, we signed him up for the Mother’s Day Out program as well. Since my husband was a stay-at-home dad (a rather rare thing in the late ’90s), we called it “Dad’s Day Out”! Fun Fact: while serving on the preschool board, he is actually the one who proposed changing the name to Parent’s Day Out.
Even though I am an educator, I must admit, as a first-time mom, I was more focused on how C.J. was perceiving his time at NFUMC. I adored hearing him sing his cute little “butterfly song”. Although it didn’t take long to realize the vitally important skills he was LEARNING.
The foundational skills that NFUMC Preschool/PDO teaches lays the ground work for successful students in school. This became even more apparent when our second child, Maggie, entered Kindergarten. She had dealt with hearing problems younger in life and was delayed in her speech development, but not her social or academic development. I attribute this to the many wonderful individuals she came in contact with during her years at the preschool/PDO programs.
One thing I really like about the preschool/PDO program is how developmentally and age appropriate they are – even in the era of trying to push kids further and further in life. When working with young students during their first year in public education, I am very quickly able to tell a difference between students that attended programs like NFUMC Preschool/PDO and those that did not.
I give thanks everyday for the incredible individuals that loved, cared, and guided my children through the critically important developmental years of early childhood.
– Lisa Fritz