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Preschool ministry

Oak Hill UMC Preschool is a program for the whole child.

About oak hill umc preschool

At Oak Hill United Methodist Church Preschool our philosophy is to provide a loving, happy and rewarding preschool for your child. It is our goal to provide developmentally appropriate activities to enhance our children's physical, mental, social, emotional, and moral growth. Our preschool program is for children aged 1 to 5 years. The program runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Two-day, three-day, four-day, and five-day options are available. Our licensed capacity is 93 children per day.

The preschool provides a Christian environment of belonging, emphasizing self-worth. We provide opportunities for developing self-expression, communication, problem solving and participation in group experiences. All are designed to help your child develop self-confidence through creating, manipulating, and exploring. To help convey God's love, a chapel service is held once a week using Bible stories, music and prayer.

our Program goals

In our program your child will:

  • Develop Gross Motor Skills: opportunities to develop their bodies and coordination

  • Develop Fine Motor Skills: small muscle, hand-eye coordination

  • Develop Language Arts: learn vocabulary and the rhythm of speech

  • Develop Social Concepts: learning to share and understanding rules and limits

  • Develop Creative Expression: discovery, experimentation, creating something unique

  • Develop Science and Nature: learning and understanding about their world

  • Develop Moral Growth: attending weekly chapel (Bible stories, music and prayer) to help convey God's love

Learn more about OHUMC Preschool


What a true gift it is to be part of the Oak Hill United Methodist Preschool. Starting from the moment you walk up being greeted with a huge smile and warm welcome by Ms Jen.

Every teacher is a treasure, my family's 3 little kids have been lucky to experience almost every teacher. They provide such tremendous love and nurturing all while playing, playing and learning. It's like another home, dropping my girls off to preschool daily, safe and friendly. Everyone cares for each other, including all the other families. It's a small, sweet preschool that I highly

recommend to everyone. 

Brooke C.

We joined the OHUMC Preschool family in 2021 after the preschool we were attending had to close their doors. I was apprehensive to start my children at a new school, but the minute I entered the building and toured the school, I knew it was the perfect fit for our family. The director is phenomenal, and because of this, she has amazing teachers that continue to come back year after year. My children have thrived in this nurturing learning environment. As a former teacher, I feel confident that OHUMC Preschool has prepared our children to excel in their future education.

Merideth G.

We are incredibly fortunate to have found Oak Hill United Methodist Church Preschool.  When you join, you become a part of a small, tight-knit community of loving parents, teachers, and children who grow together through the early childhood years.  Everyone is welcoming and deep life-long friendships form with other families in the collaborative, play-based environment.  The preschool is a joyful place where children grow their confidence and become life-long learners through the enrichment of flexible, hands-on, experiential play with peers.  We are forever grateful for the gift of this sweet preschool for our family.

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for more information, contact our preschool director, jennifer barkis at



a preschool prayer

Bless us as we come to grow, and teach us things we need to know, help us love one another as we love You and let us serve You each day in all that we do.


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