Germantown United Methodist Preschool
(GUMP)

Contact Us

Address: 2331 South Germantown Road
Germantown, TN 38139

Phone: 901-753-3109

Email: preschool@germantownumc.org

 

Our Mission Statement

Germantown United Methodist Preschool is a ministry of Germantown United Methodist Church that partners with parents to provide a loving, nurturing and developmentally appropriate environment for children to grow to their fullest potential emotionally, socially, spiritually, physically, creatively & cognitively.

 

Our Leader Staff

Director:
Sarah Sutton

Assistant Director:
Angela Ervin

Administrative Assistant:
Louise Goodale

 

GUMP Info & Offerings

  • Well-qualified, nurturing teachers who truly care about the growth and development of each child

  • Preschool Hours – 9:30 am -2:30 pm

  • Extended Care Hours (optional) –
    Before Care – 7:30 am -9:30 am
    After Care  – 2:30 pm -5:30 pm

  • G.R.A.C.E. -a classroom for children with special needs.

  • School year calendar that runs from mid-August to mid-May.

  • Serve children 9 months to five years of age in a friendly, family atmosphere.

  • Safe, clean, bright facilities offer an ideal learning environment

  • A three-star rated program with TN-DHS.

  • A variety of weekday classes from which to choose -2, 3 or 5 days per week options

  • A developmentally appropriate curriculum based upon the TN Early Learning Developmental Standards.

  • Extra curricular activities include Chapel for all age levels and Music classes for ages two and up.

To learn more about GUMP or
to schedule a tour –
Call 901-753-3109

Print Enrollment Application by clicking here.

Pay Tuition by clicking here.

GUMP Goals (For Children)

While educating CHILDREN we strive:

  • to nurture children’s emotional development so that they can identify their feelings and choose appropriate responses while maintaining a positive outlook.

  • to guide children to be respectful, independent, caring, accepting and honest in their relationships.

  • to bequeath to children assurance that they are unconditionally loved by God and that they have immeasurable worth.

  • to promote a healthy sense of self that motivates children to care for themselves and others.

  • to inspire children to be confident, independent thinkers who are inquisitive, creative and problem solvers.

GUMP Goals (For Parents)

In partnering with PARENTS we strive:

  • to empower parents to be confident as their child(ren)’s first and most important teacher while building a trusting parent/teacher partnership focused on the best interests of their child(ren).

  • to encourage parents to accept their child(ren) as individuals, understand their limitations, allow them to develop at their own pace, and love them unconditionally.

  • to support parents in being patient, united and consistent as they parent their child(ren), helping them to assume the roles of loving authority figures and role models.

  • to ensure that parents understand and honor school policies, as they are designed to benefit all children and families.

  • to educate parents about their child(ren)’s individual needs and developmental milestones.

  • to support parents by providing a community of love, faith, acceptance, open-mindedness and forgiveness.

Our Calendar

2020-2021 PRESCHOOL CALENDAR

August 12 – 14, Wednesday – Friday ………………………… Teacher In-Service
August 17, Monday ……………………………… 1st Semester Classes Begin
( 1st week’s attendance staggered; 9:30 am – 2:30 pm only )
August 24, Monday …………………………… Before & After Care Begins
September 7, Monday / Closed ………………………………… Labor Day
October 12 – 16, Mon – Fri / Closed …………………………… Fall Break
November 3, Tuesday / Closed  ………………………………… Election Day
November 23 – 27, Mon – Fri / Closed ……………Thanksgiving Break
December 11, Friday ……………………… Last Day 1st Semester Classes
January 5, Tuesday ………………… 2nd Semester Classes Begin
January 18, Monday / Closed …………………………… MLK, Jr. Day
February 15, Monday / Closed ……………………………… Presidents’ Day
March 15 – 19, Mon – Fri / Closed …………………………… Spring Break
April 2 & 5, Fri & Mon / Closed …………………………………………… Good Friday/ Easter Monday
May 14, Friday / Half Day (9:30 – Noon) ………… Last Day 2nd Sem
( NO AFTER CARE on Last Day – May 14 )
May 14, Friday / (Noon – 2:45) ……………………Teacher Out-Service

* GUMP follows Germantown Municipal School District closings. www.gmsdk12.org

Click here for downloadable calendar.