Welcome to Methodist Day School Preschool & VPK!

Mission Statement

The Methodist Day School (MDS) is a non-profit ministry of the First United Methodist Church of Naples, Florida. It is dedicated to providing quality care and education to young children within a Christian environment.

Contact Information

Location: 388 1st Ave S.

Naples, FL 34102

Phone Number: (239) 262-1152

Email: MDSofnaples@gmail.com

School Hours: Monday through Friday

Regular Hours: 8:15 - 2:00 pm

Extended Hours: 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Our Director

Alicia loves children and brings extensive experience as a Director with a passion for early childhood education. She started her career teaching for the Collier County Public School District.  After teaching elementary school, she wanted to return to her first love, early education.  We are thankful to have Alicia here at MDS!


Methodist Day School Preschool

We have been nurturing and educating children since 1961 and We Love What We Do! We are the oldest Preschool in Naples, Florida!

Methodist Day Preschool & VPK (MDS) was created as a means of expressing Jesus’ love for children, and to provide, in an environment of love and trust, a place to develop and nurture each individual child’s growth and learning. MDS strives to meet the varied needs of today’s families and to provide an atmosphere where children, from all backgrounds, can flourish and grow physically, intellectually, emotionally, socially and spiritually.



Our premiere preschool, serves children 18 months through 5 years of age. 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. Our school follows the Collier County School Calendar. We are located at 388 1st Ave S, blocks away from Downtown Naples. We are equipped with a loving and experienced staff that has been nationally background screened, and holds certification in CPR/First Aid. Our talented teaching team have outstanding educational credentials, experience, and other advanced certifications in the field of early childhood education. All of our staff is provided with ten hours of training annually on our campus. Many of our teachers, have been with us for over 15 years. Our teachers are the cornerstone of our program. We praise God for all of them!


Come Check Us Out

Ready to schedule a tour to find out if MDS is the right place for your child? If you have any questions, comments or concerns please do not hesitate to call or email.

Director: Alicia Silvin | 239.262.1152 | mdsofnaples@gmail.com