About Us

Gainesville First United Methodist Church Preschool opened its doors in the fall of 1980 with high hopes of loving, teaching and sharing the word of God to all the little ones who entered. We have been doing this for 30-plus years now and are still just as excited today as we were back then. From infants through Pre-K, we offer classes that teach young children and we have fun with them! Thanks to an engaging staff, wonderful pastoral assistance and terrific volunteers, the GFUMC Preschool is a warm and inviting environment for your child to thrive in. We welcome you to come check us out and join the thousands of students who have traveled through our program.


A loving, nurturing, Christian environment to learn, explore and thrive!

Thank you for your interest in GFUMC Preschool. We are committed to serving children by providing a safe community of belonging. We encourage our students to wonder and have value for all God's creation while preparing them to learn, problem solve and experience life. All of this can be accomplished while at play - FUN in the doing! 

Our program provides opportunity for these experiences with loving and dedicated staff who help each child be his or her best.

Using Creative Curriculum and additional sources, we also offer:

  • Handwriting Without Tears - Nationally recognized program for our PRE-K, 
  • Computer Kidz - biblical lessons teaching computer skills in small group settings
  • Weekly Chapel - spiritually led by our Children's Ministry team at GFUMC
  • Weekly Music Class

Join us for our new year - beginning August 2018. Come share with us in this journey of faith, hope and learning. 

If you have any questions about our preschool program, please feel free to contact me.

Joyce Jones
GFUMC Preschool Director


REGISTER & Tuition Rates

Fill out your 2018/2019 Registration Form and view our tuition rates.


Classes & Schedules

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Preschool Leaders


Joyce Jones
Director of Preschool


Shane Miller
Preschool Assistant