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BCUMC Prechool


The BCUMC Preschool is an integral part of the Christian Education program of the Baldwin Community United Methodist Church. The program provides opportunities for children to develop spiritual growth in a loving and nurturing Christian environment. Our program has served the South Hills Community faithfully since 1952, providing an excellent "first school experience". Currently there are 200+ children enrolled in our program. Our staff of seven teachers and seven assistant teachers provides an atmosphere of love and understanding, which will enable each child to grow in confidence, ability and trust.


Baldwin Community United Methodist Church Preschool offers the following classes:

"Tots Club": Two year olds with a Parent or Caregiver

  • Classes offered Tuesday and Thursday mornings and afternoons
  • Class meets one session per week
  • Children must be two by September 1
  • Morning classes: 10:00-11:30 Afternoon classes: 12:30-2:00

The "Tots Club" is a seven month program that begins in October and ends in April. This interactive program is facilitated by a certified teacher. Children must be accompanied by a parent, grandparent, relative or caregiver. It is a time for fun, friendship, creating together and cooperative play.

Tuition: $210.00 per year payable in seven monthly installments of $30.00

Three year olds:

  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning and afternoon classes
  • Tuesday and Thursday morning and afternoon classes
  • Children must be three years of age by September 1
  • Children must be toilet trained
  • Morning classes: 9:15-11:45 Afternoon classes: 12:30-3:00

In this program we help develop and enhance the social, emotional, physical, spiritual and cognitive skills of every child. Each session has a variety of activities including story time, music, art, free play and teacher directed activities.

Two day session (Tues & Thurs) Tuition: $855.00 per year payable in nine monthly installments of $95.00.

Three day session (Mon., Weds, & Fri.) Tuition: $1,035.00 per year payable in nine monthly installments of $115.00.

Four year olds:

  • Children must be four by September 1rst
  • Mon, Weds, Fri morning classes 9:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
    Afternoon classes 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Monday through Thursday morning classes 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

The four day children will experience many hands on activities that are developmentally appropriate for four year olds. We offer hands on work with an excellent balance between structured and freelance play. Each session has a variety of activities that will enable your child to begin to prepare for Kindergarten.

Four-and-a-half and Five year olds:

  • Classes offered Monday thru Friday morning and afternoons
  • Children must be four by September 1
  • Children must have previous preschool experience
  • Morning classes: 9:00-11:30 Afternoon classes: 12:30-3:00

The five day program is geared to giving your child greater responsibility in the classroom and encouraging independent thinking and problem solving skills. We offer hands on activities that develop skills that are needed for Kindergarten readiness. We further enhance the social, emotional, physical, spiritual, and cognitive development of every child with an emphasis on developmentally appropriate practices.

Tuition: $1,215.00 per year payable in nine monthly installments of $135.00

Nursery School Room Schedule 2007-2008

Registration for currently enrolled students or church members of BCUMC 2007-2008 will take place by MAIL ONLY. Please send in completed form on February 5th, 2007. New enrollment students please send in completed form on February 8th, 2007.

Pickup/Release Form: Children will not be dismissed to any unauthorized person without permission from a parent or guardian. The permission slip should be submitted to your child's teacher after it is filled out.

Healthy Snack List: Parent's take turns in providing snacks for their child's class. A monthly signup sheet is posted outside each classroom. Some suggestions of appropriate snacks can be found on this list.

For more information or to schedule a tour call Carol Barringer at 412-882-9300 ext 25 or by email [email protected].