At Central Preschool our curriculum program begins at birth. As children advance in their development we incorporate curriculum from Handwriting Without Tears. Instruction covers whole language, phonics, hands-on learning and individualized instruction.  Our daily schedule includes kinesthetic learning, story time, craft time, recess, snack time, and free play. The time spent on these activities is based on the age and development of the child. Through this curriculum, children not only work on colors, shapes, letters, and beginning number relationships, but children also learn important social skills by sharing, taking turns, working and playing together.

Our 3K and 4K children work towards achieving expressive language skills, pre-reading and pre-writing skills, number concepts, visual/auditory discrimination, self-help skills, fine motor skills, and gross motor skills.

Children at Central are educated in a Christian environment. Students in Young 3’s – 4K attend chapel each week.  Bible stories and verses are incorporated into weekly activities in all classes.

Students in Young 2’s through 4K also attend Spanish, Music and Art twice a week.

Tuition for the 2016 - 2017 School Year

Central UMC Preschool is open Monday through Friday from August through May. You may choose from two, three, or five days.

Registration Fee: $175.00

Families registering more than one child pays $175.00 registration fee for the first child + $100 registration fee for each additional child.

  • Two Days: $150.00 (Tuesday and Thursday) per month
  • Three Days: $185.00 (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) per month
  • Five Days: $230.00 (Monday through Friday) per month

Students must be 3 years old for 3K, and 4 years old for 4K no later than September 1, 2016. Your child also must be toilet trained to attend these classes. 3K students may attend 3 or 5 days. 4K students must attend 5 days.

Tuition for Summer 2016 (June 7th through July 28th):

Central UMC Preschool is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday during the summer, June through July.

Registration Fee: $75.00

Families registering more than one child pay $75.00 registration fee for the first child + $25.00 registration fee for each additional child

  • Three Days (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) - $350


Central UMC Preschool observes the same holiday schedule as Florence District 1. In case of severe weather, CUMC Preschool abides by Florence District 1 closings. In the event that District 1 has a delay, CUMC Preschool will remain open.

Please contact Jennifer Walters, Director of Central UMC Preschool, at (843) 664-0056 for more information.

Preschool Address: 167 South Irby Street, Florence, South Carolina 29501