First School

The infant, toddler, and preschool programs at First United Methodist Church have been a weekday ministry of the church for over twenty years. Children enrolled in First School range in age from two months to K5. Applications for the 2021-2022 school year are now being accepted. The Parent Handbook, as well as younger and older registration forms, can be found below. Call now for a tour!

Dear Parents,

I hope you had a terrific Christmas and New Year! I can’t believe that it is already time to register for the next school year. Our renovations are currently underway, and we are planning to be back in our new beautifully-renovated building in the Fall! There will be a grand, secure single-entrance lobby and check-in area as well as two large gathering multi-purpose rooms upstairs. We will also have the following upgrades:

  • New and updated security cameras
  • Upgraded technology in each classroom
  • Updated bathrooms that are now ADA compliant
  • New HVAC units.

I know we will all thoroughly enjoy our new facilities, and we can’t wait to celebrate with you in our new space.

Thank you for your continued support,



Margaret Shanahan
Director of First School
Rachel Barley
Two and Under Aid
Kate Bentz
Three Year Old Teacher
Ginger Bryant
2 –9 Month Teacher
Catherine Calligas
Resource Teacher 4s/K5
Sara Camp
9-18 Month Teacher
Leanne Crawford
Four Year Old/K5 Aid
Allyson Dansby
Four Year Old/K5 Aid
Lee Ann Duggar
Jasmine Fields
2 –9 Month Teacher
Kim Hall
Two Year Old Teacher
Melissa Lebron
Resource Teacher 4s/K5
Janice Maxson
Anna McKee
Four Year Old Teacher
Beth Nixon
Three Year Old Aid
Virginia Stabler
Two and Under Aid
Madison Stokes
Three Year Old Aid
April Sullivan
Crystal Young
18-24 Month Teacher

Early Childhood Development Center

The Early Childhood Development Center opened in 1997 in response to the call of Christ to reach out in love to meet the needs of families and children.