The majority of our growing enrollment comes from referrals. See below to read what our families are saying about our school:
“We already see progress with our daughter…Teacher/director are very open in communication and letting us know what’s going on.”
“We love your school because the teachers genuinely care about our son and his progress. He loves the social aspects and all the fun activities.”
“My older daughter also went here and I love what they learned for school readiness but I really love that she found a relationship with God at such a young age.”
“We’ve had children attending the preschool for 3 years now. The 3’s preschool class and the pre-k class are phenomenal. Teachers are so welcoming, well educated, kind, compassionate, and the list goes on and on. The teachers are wonderful and everyone genuinely seems to love and care for the children.”
“We love this preschool! Our daughter went through it 3-4 years ago. When she started kindergarten she was more than prepared. We absolutely loved her teachers. Now our son goes there with the same teachers and we couldn’t be happier! He loves going to school and being with his friends and teachers.”
“Teachers and staff are very friendly. My daughter was more than prepared for kindergarten.”
“Great caring teachers, very organized and structured, my daughter LOVES going to school and has learned so much!”
“We started with PDO about just loved the staff and how friendly everyone is. We stayed for Preschool and have been very happy.”
“I am a longtime member of the church so this preschool was the only place I would consider. After sending my oldest child here for 3 years, I have fallen in love with the preschool. It is small, personal, and everything you would want for their first “school” experience. The teachers have all been great and truly care about the kids and their needs, both in learning and growing into little people. My daughter recently had her Kindergarten Parent-Teacher conference and her teacher said I don’t know where she went to preschool, but they sure taught her letters/sounds. Not only did she have a great experience, but she learned so much and was so well prepared for the high demands of Kindergarten. My son just started in the PDO program and I am so excited to see how much he grows over the next three years.”
“It’s a great place for my son to get the tools he needs for kindergarten. The teachers & staff are very friendly & make our family feel welcome.”
“It’s family-oriented. You get the “mom and pop” feel with highly educated and trained teachers. It doesn’t feel like a preschool factory that has endless numbers of kids running everywhere. You know the teachers and the teachers know about your family not just the child they’re teaching.”
“We like that it small enough that you get the feeling of a school family. The teachers are loving and kind. The fact that it is faith based is another bonus. For a preschool to have been in business for over 50 years and have a great reputation with local schools and teachers means that it helps to develop kindergarten readiness which is a huge bonus!”
“We loved last year and again this year with the positive atmosphere and so much love from the teachers.
Both of my daughters have loved this school. The teachers have been outstanding and my older daughter was well prepared for kindergarten even with going 3 days a week. I was very pleased with what all she learned in a short time.”
“My 2 youngest attended preschool and pre-k here. They were both well prepared for Kindergarten. This school fit our needs perfectly. As a stay at home mom at the time, I didn’t need a full day program but my children needed a program where they could learn to socialize with a group of children, learn to share, and learn to follow the routines and procedures of another adult like their rules and sitting and listening. The qualifications of staff was a huge plus and everyone was very welcoming and friendly. Having been a former early childhood educator myself, I liked that they were given the freedom to create their own curriculum too.”
“The preschool prepared my children for kindergarten! The atmosphere is loving and “homey” yet professional.”
“The teachers love my son like their own. When I drop him off at PDO, I know he’s going to learn and grow.”
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