Weekday Children's Ministry


We are so excited to begin our phased opening! June 15th, we open at half capacity, and June 22nd we will open at full capacity. The Weekday staff has been patiently awaiting the day when we reopen and we can all be together again! We are looking forward to seeing the children who are sure to have grown over the last 3 months!

Our ‘new normal’ will look quite different upon our reopening! Here are some new practices one can expect to see:

  • Temperature checks at the door for all staff and children
  • Car line drop-off and pick-up only, to limit foot traffic inside the building
  • Limited access to the building
  • Staff will wear masks in the building
  • Enhanced cleaning procedures

Even though our options are limited, we are committed to offering a top-quality childcare program filled with lots of FUN! You can help us by praying specifically for the safety of the children in our care and the wonderful staff who care for them each day!

Krysten Watts
Director of Weekday Children’s Ministry

Weekday Ministry Office Staff

Krysten Watts

Director of Weekday Ministry

Teryn Bendinger

Assistant Director of Weekday Ministry

Sydney Graves

Weekday Office Manager

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.


Ages 6 weeks through kindergarten
Full-time only and a year-round program
$125/week (includes a morning and afternoon snack as well as lunch daily)
     (second child discount of $10/week)
Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 5:30pm

Once children reach the age for preschool (K3, K4, K5), they will automatically receive preschool for the morning portion (8:30-12:00) of the day during the school year (August-May) and will have before and after childcare.

You may call to be added to our waiting list, 793.2179, at any time including pregnancy. Our waiting list is extensive and spots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  You will be contacted if, or 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.  Registration begins in February for children already in our program and also for church members.  Remaining spots are offered to the public in 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 will remain on the waiting list until preschool age, at which time families will register in February for the following school term, requesting both the preschool and childcare programs if needed. 

Meet Our Staff

Carolyn Adams

Brittany Bachelor

Kacie Beckworthy

Sandra Binford

Sharis Blackmon

Terri Blount

Jennifer Bostwick

Nicole Bowman

Jessica Brackins

Dawn Bryan

JoAnnie Dixon

Leigh Ferguson

Eleanor Flippo

Myrna Franklin

Sandy Gaier

Sandra Lucius

Hannah Pitts

Sasha Polk

Sandi Simpson

Pamela Tharpe

Mandi Waters

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  • 1380 West Main St Dothan, AL 36301
  • 334-793-2179
  • krysten@fumcdothan.org

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