First United Methodist Preschool is a ministry of First United Methodist Church. The mission of First United Methodist Church is “Changing Lives through Jesus Christ.


We believe in providing a supportive and nurturing learning environment for children, encouraging their development through Christian-based education and the High Scope Preschool Curriculum.

We believe that the love and example of Christ is experienced through others and strive to show this love and acceptance to children and their parents.

We believe preschool children learn about themselves and their environment best through active participatory learning.

We believe an excitement for learning is best generated in a setting that presents opportunities and avoids achievement pressures.

We believe in Christian outreach.  To serve both community and church First United Methodist Church members and those outside the con­gregation will work in partnership to serve the preschool program.


2023-2024 FUMP Parent Handbook


We are looking for an assistant to join FUMP…come alongside a lead teacher to guide our children at one of Charlottesville’s oldest and best loved preschools! Contact Director, Kristen Breslin for more information.