Weekday Children's Ministry

Contact our Weekday Children’s Ministry Office at  334-793-2179.

Our Mission

The First United Methodist Church Daycare/Preschool is child-centered, biblically-based and educational.
We offer a hands-on, developmentally-appropriate program where your child will be enriched spiritually, socially, cognitively and physically.


2023 – 2024 School Year Details:

  • Ages 6 weeks through 4P
  • Full-time only and a year-round program
  • $155/week – includes two snacks and lunch daily
    • second child discount of $10/week
  • Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 5:30pm

Once children reach the age for preschool (K3, K4), they will automatically receive preschool for the morning (8:30-12:30) during the school year (August-May) and will have before and after childcare.

Registration begins in February for children already in our program and for church members. Remaining spots are opened to the public at the beginning of March.  Enrollment packets should be returned at least one week before the first day of attendance. Before the child can be admitted, all forms (registration packet, current immunization record, signed agreement page of Parents’ Handbook and copy of insurance card) must be completed and turned in with the registration fee. 

You may call to be added to our waiting list at any time, including pregnancy. Our waiting list for younger ages is extensive and spots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  You will be contacted if/when a spot becomes available, at which time you will be asked to pick up and fill out our enrollment packet and pay the registration fee. 


  • Ages 3 & up
  • Monday – Friday; 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Snack and lunch included
  • $75/week
  • $200 registration fee

Weekday Children's Ministry Staff

Krysten Watts

Weekday Ministry Director

Lena Phares

Weekday Ministry Assistant Director

Angela Rushing

Weekday Office Manager

Shalyn Mathis

Weekday Office Assistant

Mandi Waters

Preschool Coordinator

Meet Our Teachers

Pam Arney

Sandra Binford

Jennifer Bostwick

Nicole Bowman

Ashlee Brown

Dawn Bryan

Sabrina Butt

Angie Day

JoAnnie Dixon

Liz Drennan

Jordan Eeacock

Leigh Ferguson

Sasha Forrester

Sandy Gaier

Blair Galton

Lisa Gardner

Zenola Glanton

Michelle Hickman

Sandra Lucius

Caitlin Melia

Sonya Moore

Hannah Pitts

Tonya Powe

Teresa Rowland

Mary Sanders

Pam Tharpe

Abbie Waters

Lyla Waters

Jasmine White