Children & Youth Ministry
... Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.' - Matthew 19:14
Bethlehem Angels Preschool was established as an outreach ministry of Bethlehem United Methodist Church in 1996. The mission is to serve families in the church and the community by providing child care in a safe, loving, and educational environment based on Christian faith. Ashley Everett serves as the director with support from a Preschool Board made up of parents and church members. God has richly blessed this ministry with an abundance of qualified staff, wonderful children and parents, and a supportive church family.
Many experiences await the children in our program including fun art and craft projects, visits from community helpers, weekly Chapel time with story and songs, story time with Ms. Julie from the Davie County Library, playground time, and other special events such as Fall Festival and Pajama Day. On a daily basis, each child is loved, encouraged, and helped to feel more confident in their school environment which leads to success in the years ahead. In the older classes, an emphasis is placed on Kindergarten readiness skills.
The program operates from September through May, closely following the Davie County School system calendar. Registration begins in March for the upcoming school year. Hours are from 9 AM until 12 noon with Lunch Bunch offered to 3 and 4/5 year olds on Mondays and Tuesdays from 12 to 1 PM. A registration fee is charged at the time of enrollment. Scholarships are available based on need. Monthly tuition fees and days are as follows:
•Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday 1 year old class: $125
•Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday 2 year old class: $125
•Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 3 year old or 4 year old class: $145
•Monday – Thursday 4 year old/Pre-K class: $165
** Monday-Thursday 1 year old, 2 year old, or 3 year old class: $165
Registration begins for Preschool and BUMC families on February 13th; for all others on March 1st.