Preschool in Charlotte, NC 28202
501 N Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
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First United Methodist Child Development Center is an outreach ministry of First United Methodist Church, serving the children of working families in the greater Charlotte area. We believe strongly that a culturally diverse environment enriches the learning experience of our students, and have students representing sixteen different countries in our program.
Students enrolled at FUMCDC see the world, and the experiences that are shared are ones that last a lifetime! We save 10% of our slots for children whose tuition is subsidized, and our students are diverse economically, as well as ethnically, which provides a well rounded experience for the children in our care. Our facility is also a training site for Central Piedmont Community College and other state university students needing student teaching experiences prior to receiving their degrees.
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We believe in the philosophy of the whole child. Each child is a unique individual and must be allowed to grow at his/her own rate of development. The Center provides many important opportunities for your child, including:
Opportunities for your child to develop SOCIALLY
Playing, sharing, relating to others, learning from peers and teachers, visitors and resource persons, learning through basic life principles of getting along, of respecting others and their rights, of thank you and your turn next, assuming responsibilities, being treated as a person of worth, participating in groups and sharing.
Opportunities for your child to develop EMOTIONALLY
Building a positive self-image, viewing himself/herself as a unique individual, developing confidence in his/her abilities, practicing independence and self-reliance, developing confidence and trust in others, practicing persistence, experiencing success, expressing emotions in a constructive manner, relating to the feelings and emotions of peers and adults.
Opportunities for your child to develop PHYSICALLY
Learning muscular control in large motor activities (running, climbing, throwing), small motor activities such as painting, gluing, cutting,
establishing desirable health habits, developing a desirable attitude toward healthy foods, learning wholesome attitudes towards the body and bodily functions, practicing safe play.
Opportunities for your child to develop INTELLECTUALLY
Unstructured, informal teaching to relate facts and to teach skills, valid learning experiences in pre-math, science, geography, appreciation of the printed word, art, music, physical education, in verbalizing, thought and ideas, in linking knowledge already learned with present learning, in trips related to themes being emphasized in the classroom
Opportunities for your child to develop SPIRITUALLY
Through the loving guidance of caring adults modeling appropriate behaviors, through the use of the teachable moment, through the use of multi-cultural and anti-bias curriculum.