CHUMC Preschool is open to all families and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, gender, or national origin.
Description: CHUMC is a full-time, year-round Christian childcare and preschool where children are taught by experienced teachers that encourage children to explore in a developmentally appropriate environment as they are encouraged to build friendships and participate in the many joys of learning.
Facilities: Classrooms include developmentally appropriate furniture. Large indoor area for indoor play. Fully fenced playground where children can safely play and explore using a variety of equipment.
Safety: The safety of children is a top priority. A Security System with cameras monitor the outside doors and visitors enter only after they are recognized and granted entry from the office. A sign-in, sign-out system insures that only designated adults whose names are on file in the office are allowed to gain possession of children.
Adult to Child Ratio: Exceeds State of Tennessee standards
Curriculum: CHUMC Preschool uses the Tennessee Early Learning Development Standards as a guide for making lesson plans to insure that children will develop to their fullest potential.
Chapel: The Pastor leads the children in a short worship service on a weekly basis.
License Number: 1/1127A
Age Range for Enrollment: 6 weeks-4years
Normal Operational Hours: 7:15 am – 5:30 pm
Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
Provides Transportation: No
Additional Information: 3 Star Child Care Center. This means that CHUMC Preschool consistently maintains the highest quality standards for program assessment, director qualifications, parent/family involvement, and staff training.
District Office: Tennessee Child Care Licensing
District Office Phone: 615-313-4778
CHUMC Preschool Director: Melanie Beach
Qualification of Director: Master of Education in Elementary Education
Qualification of Teachers: All have multiple years of experience as well as certifications beyond State requirements.
CHUMC Preschool Phone: 423-239-7071
Colonial Heights United Methodist Church
631 Lebanon Road
Kingsport, TN 37663
Operational Agreement: relationship between the Church and the Preschool
The Church: actually owns the Preschool and considers its involvement with the Preschool to be a mission which serves children and their families in the community. At CHUMC WE BELIEVE that we can fulfill One Purpose: FOLLOW JESUS TO SERVE JESUS through the ministry of the Preschool.
The Church: provides the facility at no charge and covers the cost of utilities.
The Preschool: is financially responsible for cleaning and routine maintenance.
The Preschool: is primarily responsible for the safety and security of the children and staff.
The Preschool: is governed by the Preschool Administrative Board. This Board assists the Director with business and administrative decisions. This includes determining fee structures and all staffing decisions. The Board is comprised of the Preschool Director, Church members, Preschool parents and grandparents. The Preschool Administrative Board reports directly to the Church Leadership Team for final approval of decisions.
The Preschool: also receives the benefit of having a second Preschool Board that serves in a Ministry capacity to help with activities such as Open House, parties, reading to children and fundraising events.
The Church and the Preschool: work cooperatively concerning changes to the facility. Any physical changes must be approved by the Board of Trustees of CHUMC.