Medford Methodist Pre-Kindergarten School is a state-licensed school established in 1974 as part of the outreach of this church to the community. It is not the job of the preschool to instruct the children in any particular religious doctrine, but rather to live with them and their families in such a way that they experience something of what it means to be a child of God.

As a state-licensed school, we follow all the outlined safety procedures of the state regulations. We have a strict release policy, as well as sign-in and sign-out procedures, and monthly fire drills. We are an allergy conscious school and work with parents to provide a safe environment for each child. Our spacious, enclosed play area is a favorite with the children.

Our dedicated staff is comprised of certified, experienced and caring teachers. We get to know each child and work to meet each child's unique needs. Our small class sizes facilitate personalized attention.

TODDLER/PARENT PROGRAM Meets one morning a week from 9:00 to 10:30. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or grandparent. A teacher will lead the class in songs, games, crafts, and stories. We limit the size to only 8 children in each class so it is a great way for parents to learn and interact with their child.

TOTS - This one or two-days-a-week program for 2 1/2 year olds is a fun and relaxed introduction to school and social skills.

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NURSERY PROGRAM - Three to Four Year Olds. This two or three days-a-week class is a developmentally appropriate skills program designed for socialization and an introduction to the basic building blocks of learning.

PRE-KINDERGARTEN - Four to Five Year Olds. This Monday, Wednesday, and Friday class is a developmentally appropriate skills program designed to provide children with the skills they need for success in kindergarten.

TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN - Five Year Olds. This five day a week class is designed to meet the specificl developmental requirements of children needing more time before kindergarten. It is a "gift of time" to those with summer or fall birthdays. This program may be open to older four year olds when appropriate for the child.

KINDERGARTEN ENRICHMENT - This program is designed to provide those in Kindergarten with engaging activities to enhance skills presented during their normal Kindergarten day.

STAY 'N PLAY - An opportunity for an extended day at preschool.

For more information on these or any other programs at our Preschool, please call or email the Director, Maribeth Lloyd, at 609-654-8112 - preschool@medfordumc.org.