Warrenton  UMC  Preschool

Warrenton United Methodist Preschool (WUMP) offers a fun beginning to your child's school experience. Each week we offer Chapel and Music in addition to our classroom experiences. We have dedicated, educated teachers with a low turnover rate. Parents are encouraged to be involved with their child each month. Come check us out! We invite you to make an appointment to visit our preschool. 

Preschool Office Hours: 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; Friday by appointment only

Questions? Please call Megan Miloser-LaChance at 540-349-9050 or email children@warrentonumc.org


All classes meet 9:00am-1:00pm, with extended day options offered from 8:00-9:00am and 1:00-4:00pm.

Children must be three-years-old (3) by September 30 and fully potty-trained to enroll in WUMP.  Children ages 6 months – 2 years and those not fully potty-trained can enroll in our Kingdom’s Kids program.  Both WUMP and Kingdom’s Kids programs focus on the whole child and are committed to allowing children to learn naturally through play and child-directed activities.  We use a mix of the Creative Curriculum and Handwriting Without Tears to incorporate school readiness, academic, gross motor, fine motor, critical thinking, and creativity daily. We also offer music, chapel, health/fitness, and field trip experiences.


Click Here:  WUMP Registration Form for 2020-2021

Registration & Tuition Payment

9:00am – 1:00pm program

3-day class: $2610 per year / 4-day class: $3150 per year / 5-day class: $3780 per year

or 2- day Kingdom’s Kids: $28/day, paid monthly


Extended day is offered from 8:00-9:00am and 1:00–4:00pm daily for an additional fee.

For tuition payment online, click HERE and follow the instructions.


Centers and Free Choice Activities


The first part of the preschool day is devoted to making the children feel welcome and allowing them to explore any or all of the different types of centers:

                 Big blocks                      Housekeeping                Books and tapes

                 Puppets                         Manipulatives                 Easel and painting

                 Floor toys                      Science                             Media (Sand, Water, etc.)

                 Dolls                                Playdough                       Table crafts/art/writing


The Pledge of Allegiance, class helpers, calendar skills, and greetings make up the beginning of Meeting Time.  After the morning routines have been accomplished, the teacher will introduce the current theme.  Books, finger plays, songs, and stories are used to enhance daily of weekly themes.


Children work on a project or craft designed to stimulate curiosity and conversation about the theme being learned.  These projects work on fine motor skills which include cutting, coloring, writing, tearing, painting, etc.


Each month a parent will choose a day that they bring snack for the whole class.  The children practice good manners and sharing.  Parents pack a lunch daily for their child. A blessing is said, and quiet conversation between children is encouraged. Learning always takes place while children communicate together at the tables.


A fenced-in playground is provided for safe, active play.  Each class is given a minimum of 30 minutes of gross motor activity time, which is supervised by members of the staff.  Bikes, balls, a sandbox, climbing fort, and other large activity toys allow the children to become physically active and develop their large muscle groups. Children are provided indoor gross motor activities  in case of inclement weather. 


Working together, sharing tasks, respecting others, public speaking, critical thinking and thanking God are considered essential elements of the entire preschool experience.


We believe that balanced growth is best achieved by encouraging development of the whole child. Emphasis is placed on meeting the child's physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual needs through the sharing of Christian values in a loving atmosphere of acceptance, trust, and structured freedom. Each day the preschool provides the children with a safe, secure environment for fostering independenece and self-awareness. Our curriculum is based on the belief that children "learn by doing". Each age group is provided with ages appropriate guidelines that challenge that child to explore, experiment with, and better understand the wonders of his or her world. Our program is part of the education and outreach ministries of Warrenton United Methodist Church. The program is open to all children regardless of race, gender, color, or religious affiliation. WUMP is licensed by the Virginia Department of Social Services.

WUMP Staff 2019

  • Megan Miloser-LaChance

    Director of Childhood Education

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  • Angelia Hale

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