My three children have attended NCUMP and we have been so happy with the combination of a loving, supportive atmosphere with a place of learning. When our older two entered Kindergarten at Andersen, we were pleased to see they were way ahead of their peers because of what they had learned in their Pre-K class at United Methodist. They focus on the whole child and teach important concepts through creative play as well as their Houghton-Mifflin curriculum.
The teachers at NCUMP have provided our children with nurturing care and instilled in them a love of learning that will last a lifetime. Their tender guidance and thoughtful stewardship have helped to develop our children both socially and academically and fully prepared them for kindergarten. We have found all of the staff and teachers to be open, communicative and receptive to our thoughts and concerns. Our second-grader still runs to give his Pre-K teacher a hug every time he is there. We will miss NCUMP after five great years and we look forward to coming back to visit!
United Methodist Preschool has been a huge part of our children's lives! The nurturing, caring and FUN teachers have created a love of learning in our girls that we believe will be with them forever. The fundamentals taught at UM have prepared our children to be successful in an academically-challenging elementary school environment. We cannot emphasize enough the amount of respect, gratitude and love that our family has for United Methodist Preschool!
Junior Kindergarten at United Methodist is the most amazing year a child could ever dream of! The children enjoy their days with numerous hands-on activities, the love of the awesome teachers, and the fabulous playground that only United Methodist has to offer. Both academically and socially, the children are so prepared to enter the elementary years with a passion for learning that the teachers instill in them. They learn to LOVE to learn!!
Our son, (even though very sociable in nature) was not very happy at the first preschool he started. After moving late in the year to NCUMP, I was a little nervous whether he would adjust to the new school and class. My son is now getting ready to complete his second school year at NCUMP and I can’t say enough good things about the school – our experience here has been absolutely wonderful. The teachers welcomed him and made sure he felt included and loved. Every day at school has been a happy day for him. Academics and learning are also emphasized and encouraged through fun activities. We were thrilled when our son was accepted through a very competitive admission process of a well-known and very academic school, and are confident his tenure at NCUMP directly contributed to his success through the admission test. We are very thankful for everything NCUMP has done for our son!
My child has grown from a reserved and unsure preschooler in the 3’s program to a confident child who loves school and is academically ready and excited for Kindergarten. The school achieves this by having fantastic teachers who absolutely adore their students and nurture their total development as unique individuals. And yet, it is so much deeper than that! The school treats every child with deep respect and genuine warmth. The teachers are very receptive not only to my child’s needs, but my needs as a mother. The learning environment is diverse, rich and so very fun. All the while the children are learning in every way: socially, physically, creatively, and academically. The school evokes a feeling of warmth and kindness. The results are children who are secure, respectful of structure and individuals, and are poised to be fantastic learners in Kindergarten. Our child, and I believe every child, graduates from United Methodist with a feeling of security and confidence and a love of school and learning. I believe that a love of learning is the foundation for success in Kindergarten, school and life
Everyone at Newport Center United Methodist Preschool has a genuine interest in your child’s development. The developmental teaching style is so supportive and positive for the children that they can’t help but learn and grow!! The teachers engage your child the minute they step in the door and continue the teachable moments throughout the day.
Our now five-year-old, can recite numerous poems by heart…which is the start to a great reader. He can also use sign language for the alphabet, as well as, several words. As a regular part of the curriculum, current events were discussed and supported school wide. Our house runneth over in art projects. Most important at this age, his social skills were supported and groomed.
Our son blossomed like a flower in this school. We could not have had a better experience. Dylan loved coming to school and although we are happy to be going off to kindergarten, well prepared, we will miss our fabulous NCUMP.
After moving mid-year to Newport Beach (and after leaving a wonderful preschool in MA), we were a little nervous about sending our son to a new preschool. We chose NCUMP because two local respected child development professionals recommended the school, and after investigating, we really liked the school’s philosophy, approach, environment, and administrators. Our son is now getting ready to complete the school year and we can’t say enough good things about NCUMP – our experience here has been absolutely wonderful. The facilities are perfect for young children to grow and explore and, lastly, every school day has been a happy day. Thank you so much for all you do, NCUMP – we are thrilled with our choice and very thankful!