University United Methodist Church College Park, MD
Sunday, April 23, 2017
We are seeking to be like Christ
University Church Nursery School
University United Methodist Church
3621 Campus Drive
College Park, Maryland 20740
University Church Nursery School (UCNS) is a half-day, non-denominational preschool program for two- to four-year-olds, and is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education.
Preschool fosters the development of essential skills – those which are needed in everyday living, in relationships with other people, and in future school readiness. There is nothing about a child’s pre-school day that is “just play.” A child’s play is his/her work. It is the one way he/she has of making sense of the world and of developing emotionally, socially, intellectually and physically.
UCNS recognizes that parents want their children to be ready for kindergarten, both socially and academically. To achieve that balance, we strategically expose children to a wide variety of play opportunities in which pre-literacy, math, science, social/emotional, motor, and creative skills are embedded. This allows children to achieve the skills necessary for later schooling through everyday school activities and extension activities for use at home, while simultaneously developing the social and emotional skills that are required for future success. We believe our students and their families deserve the best of both worlds!
Through a combination of self-directed and teacher-guided experiences, our flexible but structured program helps children gain security, learn to value themselves, and improve their ability to work in a group. We recognize that children move through the stages of development and learning at their own paces. UCNS is committed to ensuring that the minds and hearts of children with all learning styles are stimulated and engaged each day.
We offer three classes at our school, each of which is staffed by a lead teacher and an assistant teacher.
Our 2016 Open House schedule: Tour our school and meet parents of current students. Children welcome to attend!
The open house scheduled for January 28th has been cancelled due to the snow. Please stay tuned to a decision regarding the Saturday open house. We will post an update with the rescheduled Thursday date soon.
Saturday, January 30, 2016
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Weekend Open House. Tour the school, meet the teachers, and have the opportunity to ask questions of current UCNS parents.
Thursday, February 4, 2016
10:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Visit classrooms and chat with teachers!
If you are unable to attend our open house dates, please let us know. We would love to plan a visit with you that fits your schedule.
Enrollment Process 2016 - 2017
Enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year has begun and will open to the general public at our first Open House on January 29th. Applications for enrollment will NOT be accepted from the public before our first Open House.
Preference for enrollment in all classes is given to 1) children of University United Methodist Church members; 2) children already enrolled in the school; and 3) children whose siblings have previously attended the school. For the 2016-2017 school year, children must reach the age of entry by September 1, 2015.
Link to application for 2016-2017 school year: Application201516.doc
Current Calendar & Fees
2015 – 2016 Calendar, Tuition, and Fees
Calendar: UCNS generally follows weather-related and emergency closing decisions of the Prince George's County Public Schools. The 2016 - 2017 school calendar will be posted in April.
Registration fee: $70* per child - must accompany application for enrollment. *Refundable only if we are unable to offer the child placement in our program.
Annual tuition: divided into ten equal monthly installments as noted below. The school funds a limited number of need-based scholarships; please speak to the director.
Snack/Supplies fee: $60 per child per year
*We are proud to note that nearly all of our staff members have had children or grandchildren attend UCNS!*