Early Childhood Education Program

Susan Unger – Director
Phone: 803-359-6838



Lexington United Methodist Preschool program is a church sponsored outreach program. It provides activity-oriented care to walking toddlers ages 1 and 2 years old, and preschool for children ages 3 and 4 years old. The 4 year old preschool class provides a readiness program for 5 year old kindergarten. This program is available to children of members of LUMC and the community at large.


The LUMC Preschool program provides varied learning experiences for toddlers and for preschool children taught in a Christian environment. We are concerned with the intellectual, social, physical, emotional, spiritual, and creative growth of the whole child. Each child is helped to experience success and positive feelings of self-worth at his/her own level of maturity.

School Term and Classes Offered

The 2017-2018 school year begins September 5th and runs through May 24th. The daily hours of operation are 9:00 am until Noon. Lexington School District One holidays and work days are observed.

*Openings for walking toddlers age 12 months and 23 months (10 children per class) are available Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday.

*Classes for 2 year old preschoolers (2nd birthday by 9/1) with 10 children per class meet on Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday  and Thursday.  We also offer a 2 1/2 year old class for children that will be 2 by March 1st in order to be eligiable for the class the following school year. There are 10 children in this class and it meets on Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

*Classes for 3 year old preschoolers (3rd birthday by 9/1) with 15 children per class meet Tuesday and Thursday, or Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (We require that 3 year olds be “potty proficient”)

*Classes for 4 year old preschoolers (4th birthday by 9/1) with 16 children per class meet on Monday-Thursday or Monday-Friday.

Lunch Bunch will be offered for preschoolers age 3 and 4 on Tuesdays, Wednesday or Thursday from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm for an additional fee. Spaces are limited to 16 per day and Sign up for lunch bunch off will begin during 2016-2017School Year Parent Orientation in August 2016.


The first day of class for 2017-2018 school year will be September 6th.
The last day of class will be May 25th.