About Our Preschool
Welcome to Westwood United Methodist Church Preschool, affectionately known as WUMP. We have been providing a loving and nurturing environment for children in the community since 1988.
WUMP provides a weekday program for children to help them grow and develop socially, emotionally, physically and cognitively. We provide a safe, comfortable and challenging learning environment, allowing your child to be part of a larger group, to try new things - and to have fun! It is the philosophy of the school to foster independence of thought, personal worth and responsibility, and a spirit of mutual helpfulness.
WUMP operates year round serving children ages 2 years 7 months (in September) to 5 years. With Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten programs five days a week, there are morning, afternoon and full day programs in five classrooms. Depending on class size, there are two to three teachers in each room, and our adult-to-child ratio is between 1:7 and 1:8. Our children are typically placed into classrooms by age, however we do factor in developmental readiness and each classroom may have up to a 9 month age span (Please note: our afternoon class has a mixed-age group of 14 children). Children do not need to be toilet learned before starting preschool.