“We have been a part of the NCUMP community for the past 5 years.  Our sons began at 2.5 years of age with the “Jump Start” program, where they began to develop their love for learning.  The teachers at NCUMP are the heart of the school. Each one we have had the pleasure of interacting with is warm, nurturing, and shows a sincere interest in the unique needs of each child. My oldest son, who is in elementary school now, still talks about Ms. Hett and Mrs. Moore! The physical grounds at NCUMP are a dream. Multiple huge play yards (including a fruit and vegetable orchard!) surround the indoor/outdoor classrooms, and the campus feels safe, well-maintained, and spacious.  The administration does an incredible job being a parent liaison, communicating and listening to the feedback and suggestions of the student families.  Overall, we could not be happier with our preschool choice for our children.  We actually discovered NCUMP from another family’s recommendation long ago, and we continue to pass on the same glowing referral. Thank you NCUMP for the best early years of our children’s lives”

Lauren & Brian Manfred

“NCUMP has continuously met the social, emotional and educational needs of my two children now 7 and 4. The large sand and grassy playgrounds are incomparable to other preschools we visited.  Their orchard and garden honors a unique connection between children and nature. Our children always spoke fondly of their teachers. Administration is handled with the utmost professionalism and has remained a welcoming and reassuring force amidst the challenges of 2020. Our son entered Kindergarten with excellent reading skills and the tools he needed to be a successful and caring member of the community. Our daughter is thriving in her last year at NCUMP.  As a former elementary school counselor, I set high expectations upon my careful preschool selection. My husband and I are grateful for our choice.”

Laure-Lyne and Chas Cooke

“I can say that each of our 3 children has thrived at United Methodist in their own individual ways – under the very loving care of every teacher.  The guidance and respect shown to each child helped bolster the self-confidence that grew each year.  If you believe that many important life lessons are learned on the playground in those early years, you will appreciate the outdoor space and the encouragement the children are given to work things out!  Learning is clearly a joy in the classroom, and their preparedness for TK and K is excellent – academically, socially, and emotionally.  United Methodist scores my highest marks on all levels.”

Colby Moore

“NCUMP has been the most wonderful school experience for our twins, and for our family.  The staff has welcomed us with kindness and professionalism, grace and confidence, all while our kids have thrived since they enrolled in JumpStart in 2019. We love the facilities and many varied curriculum and class options, as well as the awesome outdoor yards and the orchard. The teachers and staff have always been quick to reply when we have questions or concerns for the kids, and their skill and care for them is apparent. As we’ve all navigated COVID protocols, we’ve been nothing short of impressed by and grateful for how the school has managed and adapted along the way. We look forward to enrolling our youngest in the fall and know all our kids will have the best memories of their time at NCUMP.”

Jessica and Graham Rennison

“United Methodist is a very special preschool full of warmth and enrichment. All the staff and teachers greet each child by name and genuinely care about the kids. They’re devoted to nurturing the wellbeing, social and academic development, and character of each child.  Three of my children have attended Methodist and it has amply prepared them for their next steps.  My little one will be there next year; my older kids are so excited for him and a little jealous. I highly recommend United Methodist to anyone looking for a stimulating, fun, and safe preschool experience”

Liz Keramati