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Early Childhood Education Ministries

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“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” Mark 10: 14

Central United Methodist Church has two licensed weekday programs for your young children.  Whether you need care and education every business day or only a couple, whether full-time or part-time, CUMC offers several choices to you with warm, loving and trained staff.  Please contact Kris Mickna, Executive Director of Child Development, or call 479-636-1630 x616 with any questions you may have to help you find what best fits your needs.

Central Child Care Center

Central Child Care Center is an outreach program of CUMC providing both full-time and part-time childcare for children ages 6 weeks old until they enter Kindergarten.  It is designed to provide a safe, happy and healthy learning and growing environment for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Our primary goal is to help each child attain his/her greatest potential by providing a positive self-concept through educational, emotional and physical development.  CCCC is accredited through Better Beginnings of Arkansas.  We use the Adventures in Learning curriculum for toddlers and preschool age, and Connecting with Infants curriculum for infants through 18 months old.  Children are given a wide variety of social and physical activities, while enhancing their emotional and spiritual growth.  They participate in chapel time, library time, art, music, science, math, learning centers and imaginative play.  We understand the importance of early childhood education and as we strive to connect with each child, they are given every learning opportunity that they will need to be prepared for Kindergarten.     

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Full-time care is provided Monday through Friday from 6:30am-5:30pm for all ages year-round. 

Part-time care (Mother’s Day Out program) is provided Monday through Friday from 8:00am-2:30pm and follows the traditional Rogers Public School calendar.  For preschool age children who also participate in Tiny Tots, a half-day option is available.  You may choose any or all days available.  The part-time program also offers a 6-week summer session on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00am-3:00pm.

Clubhouse Central occurs during the summer months for school age children that have completed Kindergarten through age 12.  Summer hours for this program are 7:00am – 5:30pm and provides safe, fun programming here in the church facility as well as transportation to area activities in our community. 

All children, whether members of CUMC or not, are welcome to attend.  For more information, contact Jennifer Singh, Director, or call 479-636-1224.

Tiny Tots Preschool

Tiny Tots Preschool is a 3-hour/multiple days a week program designed to help each child learn with more joy, more meaning, more purpose, and more satisfaction so that they might make a smoother transition into Kindergarten.  This program follows the traditional Rogers Public School Calendar.  We hope to pave the way to successful learning, coupled with the sheer joy of discovering new and different concepts through reading, writing, oral language, listening, math, science, socialization, art, music and physical education.  Tiny Tots is offered to three and four year olds and is based on the public school system entry birth dates.  Four year olds attend for a half day on Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Monday through Friday.  Three year olds attend on Tuesday and Thursday or Monday, Wednesday, Friday.  You need not be a church member for your child to attend.  For more information, contact Misty Revoir, Director, or call 479-366-8152.