The LUMC Preschool/CDO Program, a ministry of Lenexa United Methodist Church, has a long and rich tradition of providing excellence in early childhood education for children 15 months–5 years. Christian values are both modeled for and nurtured in our students daily. The Golden Rule, Luke 6:31, is our primary school rule. Our low student-to-teacher ratios are exemplary and unparalleled in our area. This allows ample opportunity for positive interactions between teachers and students.
Our research-based multi-sensory curriculum is theme-related, stimulating, and fun. Our hands-on experiential learning approach allows teachers to individualize teaching concepts for each child. Area kindergarten teachers consistently tell us our students come to their classrooms well prepared and are confident, capable learners.
Classrooms are all light, bright, and welcoming, with a focus on keeping our students safe and secure. Parents LOVE the two-way mirrors in our beautiful preschool building so they can observe their children in action undetected. Each classroom was thoughtfully designed to provide the optimal preschool environment for our students according to the latest research and established “best practices” in the early childhood field.
Recess is enjoyed by all students on our lovely multi-surface outdoor playground, or in our large indoor recess room on inclement weather days. Art, music, and storytime are also some of our student’s favorite daily activities.
We offer several large family events each year to celebrate children’s accomplishments. We kick things off each fall with our beloved preschool carnival and celebrate in the spring with our awesome art fair and open house.
Basements in both buildings ensure our CDO and Preschool students have safe shelter if a severe weather event occurs during school hours.