Nurturing the Growth of Each Child.

  • HELLO.

    Thank you for stopping by!

    Welcome to CUMC.

    CUMC Preschool has been providing high-quality early childhood education  in Fairfield, CA since 1984. We provide preschool for ages 18 months to 5 years. We are licensed by the Department of Social Services. Our Facility Number is #480104189. 


    We have classrooms for children ages 18-30 months, 2-3, 3-4, and our Kindergarten Readiness Program. Our preschool programs operate from 9 AM to 12 PM. We offer a choice of days that are convenient for you. They range from 2 days through 5 days.

    Contact Us.


    Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    1875 Fairfield Avenue

    Fairfield, CA 94533

    (707) 425-9310      

    FAX (707) 426-2800



  • ABOUT.

    CUMC Preschool began as a Mother's Day Out program in the early 1980s. Under the leadership of founder Betsy Price, the program became a licensed, high-quality preschool in 1984 and an outreach for the church. The school grew and evolved to include the Transitional Kindergarten program, as well as a Kindergarten and First Grade Program. Serving in the capacity of Director for 25 years, Betsy Price guided the school into becoming the premier preschool that it is today. 


    Bettsy Price, Founder


    Pictured Below.

    Betsy Price




    CUMC Preschool Is An Outreach Ministry of

    Community United Methodist Church Fairfield, California Serving children of all Faiths.

    ​CUMC Preschool is owned and operated by the Community United Methodist Church of Fairfield, consisting of the church congregation who joined together to establish a ministry of Christian education for children. Children who are not members of Community United Methodist Church (CUMC) have been welcome to attend CUMC Preschool since the school was founded in 1984. Please visit our Website at www.cumcfairfieldca.org 


    • What is a United Methodist?

    In the words of John Wesley (1703-1791), "A Methodist is  . . . one who loves the Lord his God with all his heart, with all his soul, with all his mind, and with all his strength." John Wesley was an ordained Anglican priest. At a prayer meeting in London on May 24, 1738, he had a powerful spiritual experience which inspired him to become the first teacher of "Methodism."

    • What is the United Methodist Church?

    The United Methodist Church is grounded in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In 1968 the Evangelical United Brethren Church and Methodist Church joined to form The United Methodist Church--this country's second largest Protestant denomination.

    • What do United Methodists believe?

    That's not an easy question, since United Methodists don't agree on all aspects of doctrine. United Methodists share a common heritage with other Christians: 

    * Conviction that God has mercy and love for all  people

    * Belief in a triune God--Father, Son and Holy Spirit

    * Faith in the mystery of salvation through Jesus Christ

    * Celebration of the sacraments of Baptism and Holy 



    The objectives of our preschool are to:

    • Create opportunities for children and their families from all backgrounds and heritage.
    • Provide developmentally appropriate learning experiences for each child.
    • Nurture the physical, emotional, social, intellectural and spiritual growth of each child.
    • Encourage a child's positive self-esteem, independence, a sense of responsibility and respect for themselves, others, and their environment.
    • Encourage children to become aware of God's love and experience God's love through the teachers and staff.


    At CUMC Preschool, we provide a variety of programs to meet the needs of your preschooler. Children will be accepted without regard to gender, race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry. Children with disabilities may be accepted into our program if the school is able to meet the individual needs of the child.


    Toddler Program

    ​Our toddler program is a new addition to our preschool. We our accepting children ages

    18-30 months in this program. Children do not need to be potty trained. The curriculum

    for this program will ​focus on children's interest. Focus will be on socialization, cognitive

    and language skills.


    2 and 3 Year Old Program

    Our curriculum for these children focuses on socialization skills, cognitive skills, fine and gross motor development, and language development.In the two and three year old program children do not need to be potty trained. A typical day in this class includes art projects, circle time, indoor and outdoor free play, story time, snack, and singing.


    3 and 4 Year Old Program 

    Our curriculum for these preschoolers includes pre-reading skills, pre-math skills, science, fine and gross motor skills, socialization skills, and cognitive skills. A typical day includes art projects, indoor and outdoor free play, circle time, story time, snack, playdough, puzzles, singing, and special activities.


    Kindergarten Readiness Program

    Our curriculum for these children prepares children for kindergarten and includes phonics, phonemic awareness, concepts about print, alphabet knowledge, vocabulary development, mathematics, science, fine and gross motor skills, and socialization skills. A typical day includes letter of the week activities, singing, art projects, circle time, stories, math, seat work, and snack. You can be confident that your child will be prepared for kindergarten.


    Early Morning Drop Off and Lunch Bunch

    As an added convenience to parents, CUMC Preschool offers an early morning program from 8 to 9 AM for an additional fee. We also offer Lunch Bunch from 12 to 2 for an additional fee. Parents who want their child to stay for Lunch Bunch need to provide a sack lunch for their child. Unfortunately, the staff is unable to heat up food or refrigerate food for children.


    CUMC Preschool is open to children from the community. First priority will be given to church members. Second priorty is given to currently enrolled students and their siblings. Registration is open and continual during the school year until all classes are full. Enrollment cannot be held for students until the non-refundable registration fee is paid in full and ALL enrollment materials are complete. Enrollment will not be held for more than two (2) months.


    CUMC Preschool will be closed on the following holidays:

    • New Year's Day
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
    • President's Day
    • Good Friday
    • Memorial Day
    • Labor Day
    • Thanksgiving/day after
    • Christmas

    NOTE: If a holiday falls on a weekend, it will be observed on either the preceding Friday or the following Monday.

  • STAFF.

    Our Teachers Are the Heartbeat of CUMC Preschool.

    We Love Teaching Your Children!

    Miss Autumn

    Program Director & Twos/Threes Teacher

    Miss Autumn has served the past 4 years as the Program Director for CUMC PreSchool. Her professional education started with an AA in Child & Family Studies and followed by a Bachelor's of Arts in Christian Ministries from San Diego Christian College. Miss Autumn has served children in some capacity for over 20 years.


    Please feel free to contact her here at: cumcschool@att.net

    Miss Heather

    3 and 4 Year Old Teacher

    Miss Heather is a new addition to our staff this fall. We are so excited to have her join us. She has her AA Degree in Early Childhood Education and is currently pursuing her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education.

    Miss Lynn

    Kindergarten Readiness Program.

    Miss Lynn began here at CUMC School as a Mom when it was Mother’s Day Out before it became a school. Then, she enrolled her own children in Miss Sandy’s class. She volunteered a lot and she enjoyed working with the kids so she decided to go Solano Community College to become a teacher. She has been here for nineteen years and has had many children from the same families-a testament to her teaching ability. Miss Lynn believes that “Children come in many sizes and colors, but with enough love and encouragement, they can accomplish anything.”


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    CUMC Spring Indoor Carnival Fundraiser​

    1875 Fairfield Ave


    Saturday March 4th



    Carnival Games, prizes, photo booth, bouncy house, drawing prizes,cake walk, food and more!


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