A Children’s Ministry Program of St. Andrews UMC

“Every Moment Is A Teachable Moment”

Saint Andrews UMC Preschool is a developmental program created over 25 years ago as a hands-on learning experience. We offer classes for children ages Toddler through Pre-K (age as of August 31st).  There is an emphasis on cognitive learning through creative learning centers. We teach appropriate social interaction and emotional expression using aspects of “Conscious Discipline,” and physical and spiritual development in a loving Christian environment. We offer Music/Movement for all ages and French for Fun and Chapel (with a member of our ministerial staff) for the 3’s and 4’s.

Under the guidance of enthusiastic, qualified and caring staff, we provide a positive learning experience stressing a good self-image and the development of each child’s talents and abilities. We believe in providing the opportunity for all children to successfully prepare for Kindergarten and have worked with Wake County Schools Early Childhood Services and with Community Partnerships, Inc. with some of our students to achieve that success. In 2009, we received the ‘Center of the Year’ award from Community Partnerships.


Preschool hours are 9:15am to 1:15pm. We offer some flexibility in hours based on individual cases and staff availability.


We currently offer classes Monday through Friday. Classroom sizes and ratios are designed to promote the best possible learning experience for our children with two teachers per class. Ratios are:

  • Toddlers: 1 teacher per 4 students
  • Twos: 1 teacher per 6 students
  • Threes: 1 teacher per 8 students
  • 4’s/PreK: 1 teacher per 10 students


Registration is offered in February, but children can be put on a wait list at any time by calling the Preschool office at 919-747-9471 and leaving a clear message for the Director, Mrs. Pat. or email the preschool at saintandrewsumcpreschool@gmail.com for a quicker response. Your call will be returned as soon as possible or you will receive an email response.


A $75 non-refundable fee is required at the time of registering each child.

Siblings receive a 10% discount on tuition.

Current tuitions are (9:15-1:15)

  • 2 days per week = $135/month
  • 3 days per week = $185/month
  • 4 days per week = $235/month
  • 5 days per week = $285/month

We offer extended hours and adjusted tuitions as needed and based on staff availability. We are flexible to the needs of our Preschool families.


Phone: 919-747-9471

Email: saintandrewsumcpreschool@gmail.com or pscheffield52@nc.rr.com (Director)