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 27 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 and adjusted tuition based on individual cases and staff availability. We are flexible to the needs of our Preschool families.


We currently offer classes Monday through Friday. Classroom sizes are kept small to promote the best possible learning experience for our children. We have 1-2 teachers per class and floaters. Classroom size maximums per day are as follows:

  • Toddlers: 4 students
  • Twos: 6 students
  • Threes: 10 students
  • 4’s/PreK: 15 students


Registration is offered in February, but children can be admitted or put on a wait list at any time by contacting us through our email: saintandrewsumcpreschool@gmail.com. You will receive a quick response. You may also call the Preschool office at 919-747-9471 and leave a clear message. Your call will be returned as soon as possible.


A $90 non-refundable fee is required at the time of registering each child.

Siblings receive a 10% discount on tuition.

Current tuitions for year 2023-24 are (9:15-1:15):

  • 2 days per week = $150/month
  • 3 days per week = $200/month
  • 4 days per week = $250/month
  • 5 days per week = $300/month

Note: Tuition rates will increase beginning Fall 2024.


Email: saintandrewsumcpreschool@gmail.com
Phone: 919-747-9471 (Office)(Director – Pat Sheffield)