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Preschool and MDO

HUMC Preschool

Thank you for your interest in our preschool & kindergarten program.  We are a certified half day preschool & kindergarten.  Our mission is to promote school readiness built on the foundation of the love of Jesus. Over half of our staff has a degree in education and all are CPR certified.  They are all highly experienced, professional, and loving teachers.  We have 2 adults in each classroom with no more than 15 students.  We use whole group and individual instruction to ready children to enter the school system in the future.  We promote whole child development by building children's self confidence, teaching about the love of Jesus, and practicing important social and emotional development opportunities.

Enrollment Procedures:
Return the completed application along with the non-refundable application fee of $160.00 to the Preschool office. Please make checks payable to Hernando UMC Preschool. The application fee covers all curriculum, supplies, and field trips.

All students will need to have a Mississippi Certificate of Immunization (Form 121) on file by the beginning of the school year.

Extended Care:
Mother’s Day Out offers extended care on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 4k/5k students. 

Early Bird:
For a  of $75 a month for 4k and kindergarten, and $45 a month for 3k, you may drop off your child at 7:30 am each morning.

Three-Year-Old Kindergarten:
We have a 3 day a week program for children who turn 3 on or before September 1. We meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:00am – 12:00pm. Children are expected to be potty-trained before the first day of school. Pupil to teacher ratio is 2:14. (Lovies and Pacifiers are discouraged.) Monthly tuition: $190 

Four-Year-Old Kindergarten:
We have a 5 day a week program for children who turn 4 on or before September 1. We meet Monday thru Friday 8:00am – 12:00pm. Pupil to teacher ratio is 2:15. Monthly tuition: $225 

Five-Year-Old Kindergarten:
We have a 5 day a week kindergarten program for children who turn 5 on or before September 1. The class will meet Monday thru Friday 8:00am – 12:00pm. There is a Mississippi Certified Kindergarten Teacher as well as a qualified assistant in each classroom. The maximum number of students in the classroom will be 15. Students in this program will follow the Kindergarten Guidelines set by the Mississippi Department of Education and Desoto County Schools. Monthly tuition: $250 

If you have any questions, please contact Lacey Hilliard, Program Director at 662-429-6826 ext. 116 or check out our Facebook page at HUMC Preschool and Kindergarten.

Download 2018 Preschool & Kindergarten Registration Form HERE

Thank you for your interest in the Hernando United Methodist Church Mother’s Day Out program.

Our program is a mission of our church. Our program offers age-appropriate structure and learning, within a Christian environment.  We provide lots of play for the children; because children learn primarily through play.

We are confident we have a dedicated and responsible staff that will provide the best care possible for your child.  Our staff is CPR and first aid certified.

We accept children as young as 8 weeks old through 5 years of age. We are open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00a.m. – 2:00p.m. with an extended care hour until 3:00p.m.  There is a $50.00 registration fee per family.

2 Days
8:00 - 2:00 = $125.00 per month
8:00 - 3:00 = $155.00 per month
8:00 - 12:00 = $90.00 per month 

1 Day
8:00 - 2:00 = $65.00 per month
8:00 - 3:00 = $95.00 per month
8:00 - 12:00 = $45.00 per month

If your child attends our 4k or 5k program and he/she needs aftercare, it is available. There are limited spots so sign up early!

This is only available if Preschool is in session.

Preschool Aftercare Tuition
2 days
12:00 – 2:00 = $60.00 per month
12:00 – 3:00 = $90.00 per month

We are grateful for your continuing support of our program and we hope to see you and your child next fall.

If you have not visited our program and wish to do so please contact Melanie McKnight, program director, to arrange a tour.

Melanie Smith
HUMC MDO Director