School HoursMonday through Friday
Regular hours: 8:15am - 2pm
Extended hours: 2pm - 3:30pm
We are proud to offer
preschool classes for students 2 years old through 5 years old. Our program is set up so that each year students continue
to build on the learning blocks of the previous year until reaching Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten, which is a government-funded
program to help prepare students for kindergarten.
Day School was founded in 1961 under the auspices of First United Methodist Church, having the unique distinction of being
the oldest preschool in Collier County.
Methodist Day School
follows the Collier County School Calendar
18 Month Class
Here at Methodist Day School we provide a very
loving and nurturing 18 month program for your child. The focus of this class will be to work on age appropriate gross
motor development, fine motor development, and self help skills, along with Christian values for your child. Our mission
is to provide your child with an education that encourages all that is unique about your child. Our focus is to help
your little one develop cognitively, emotionally, and socially in a loving environment.
2 Year Old
on the following: Fine motor skills, Gross motor skills, Eye/Hand coordination, Reinforcement of
colors and shapes, Introduction to numbers & ABC’s,Table manners, Continuation of verbal skills.
Students will participate in art, dance, and group activities to help encourage
learning of age-appropriate skills.
3 Year Old Class
Will continue to fine tune skills from the previous preschool class as well as focus
on: Pre-writing skills, Number and letter recognition, Cutting skills, Gluing skills,
Language skills, Communication Skills, Cognitive Skills.
Personal/Social skills such as dressing, using bathroom, and washing hands independently
or with minimal assistance. Students will participate in creative play, music, art, exercise, and
games to aid in learning the skills needed at this age.
VPK ~ Kindergarten Prep
Uses Creative Curriculum which includes:
Math skills, Pre-reading skills with sight words, Beginning writing, Cognitive concepts, Comprehension,
Communication skills, Dramatic play and Creative movement. Preschool students will participate in
a number of extra activities that will prepare them for kindergarten such as “Rain Forest Café," which
works on math, currency, and writing.
Day School has been very fortunate to have the loving support of the church as
well as the families in our preschool and because of this we have been able to enjoy some extras. On a weekly
basis the children attend Chapel with our pastor, music class, and a wonderful art class which focuses either on a famous
artist or type of art work. Students also have a monthly special event that
may include a “Brown-bag lunch," during which all families are
invited to bring their lunch and eat together; special party; or school-wide field trips to local
attractions such as the zoo, Botanical Gardens, and the beach.