Bright Beginnings

Bright Beginnings PreschoolThe Bright Beginnings Preschool is an outreach ministry of First United Methodist Church for the families of our church and the surrounding community. We offer a safe and welcoming environment where early life skills are learned and enriched by the love of Jesus Christ through a caring Christian staff.

The Bright Beginnings program will provide opportunities for a variety of experiences through which your child will grow and develop socially, cognitively, physically and spiritually. Our curriculum allows preschoolers to laugh, sing, craft and more, while learning basic preschool principles with a Christian basis. We believe the preschool age is an important time in the life of a child. It’s the time when we lay the foundation for not only learning, but for moral and biblical training as well.



We offer Full Day care (8 AM to 5:15 PM) and Half Day care (8 AM to noon) for infants and 1-3 year olds.

School hours are from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Extended day is from 12:15 pm to 5:15 pm
Early drop off is available beginning at 7:30 am if needed

Christie Umpleby, Director
Office: (229) 924-3169, Ext. 15
Email: christie@fumcamericus.com


Download the Parent Handbook

Download the 2015-2016 Calendar

Bright Beginnings is licensed by the State of Georgia.



Morning Session Activities


Calendar Time*
Story Time
Art Time
Teacher Led Small Group Time
Seat Work (age appropriate)
Morning Snack
Music and Movement Time
Outside Time

Center/Work Time

*During Calendar time, we say the Pledge, discuss weather, dates, colors, shapes, sing songs, etc. and have a short devotion.


Extended Day Session Activities


Story Time
Lunch Time
Nap Time
Music & Movement Time
Afternoon Snack
Planned Afternoon Activity
Free Play
Outside Time