First UMC Preschool

More than 50 children, ages 18 months to 5 years, attend First UMC’s Preschool. Started in 2007 as a Mother’s Day Out two days a week, today our Preschool runs Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., with care available from 7:45-8:30 a.m. at no extra charge and after school care from 3-5 p.m. is available for an additional fee. All events and activities are located in the Children’s Building of FUMC. You may choose 2, 3, 4 or 5 days per week.

Jodi Bainum is the director of the Preschool. All FUMC Preschool staff have undergone a criminal background check and ethics training through our church’s Safe Sanctuary Policy.

Attendance fees are a set rate. Please contact our director at for our current rates and availability. Rates are discounted for families with more than one child enrolled, and early care is available beginning at 7:45 a.m. for an additional daily fee. Payment is expected if a child is in attendance or absent.  

For more information, you may contact our preschool director, Jodi Bainum 903-729-2710.

FUMC Palestine Preschool admits students of any race, color, nationality and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies and other school administered programs. (per IRS REV. Proc. 75-50, Sec 4.03)

Preschool Registration

To register your child in our preschool program, please contact our preschool director.

Jodi Bainum 903-729-2710