Monday through Friday
Regular hours: 8:15am - 2pm
Extended hours: 2pm - 3:30pm
Enrollment: Annual enrollment acceptance is subject to review
and classroom availability
We are proud to offer preschool classes
for students 2 years old through 5 years old. Our program is set up so that each year students continue to build on the learning
blocks of the previous year until reaching Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten, which is a government-funded program to help prepare
students for kindergarten.
Methodist Day School was founded
in 1961 under the auspices of First United Methodist Church, having the unique distinction of being the oldest preschool in
Methodist Day School follows the Collier County
Here at Methodist Day School we provide a very loving and nurturing 18 month
program for your child. The focus of this class will be to work on age appropriate gross motor development, fine motor
development, and self help skills, along with Christian values for your child. Our mission is to provide your child
with an education that encourages all that is unique about your child. Our focus is to help your little one develop
cognitively, emotionally, and socially in a loving environment.
2 Year Old Class
Will focus on the following: Fine
motor skills, Gross motor skills, Eye/Hand coordination, Reinforcement of colors and shapes, Introduction to numbers &
Continuation of verbal skills.
Students will participate in art, dance, and group activities to help encourage learning of age-appropriate skills.
3 Year Old
to fine tune skills from the previous preschool class as well as focus on: Pre-writing skills,
Number and letter recognition, Cutting skills, Gluing skills, Language skills, Communication
Skills, Cognitive Skills.
Personal/Social skills such as dressing, using bathroom, and washing hands independently
or with minimal assistance. Students will participate in creative play, music, art, exercise, and
games to aid in learning the skills needed at this age.
VPK ~ Kindergarten Prep
Uses Creative Curriculum which includes:
Math skills, Pre-reading skills with sight words, Beginning writing, Cognitive concepts, Comprehension,
Communication skills, Dramatic play and Creative movement. Preschool students will participate in
a number of extra activities that will prepare them for kindergarten such as “Rain Forest Café," which
works on math, currency, and writing.
Day School has been very fortunate to have the loving support of the church as
well as the families in our preschool and because of this we have been able to enjoy some extras. On a weekly
basis the children attend Chapel with our pastor, music class, and a wonderful art class which focuses either on a famous
artist or type of art work. Students also have a monthly special event that
may include a “Brown-bag lunch," during which all families are
invited to bring their lunch and eat together; special party; or school-wide field trips to local
attractions such as the zoo, Botanical Gardens, and the beach.