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Linda Fitzgerald, Director



The Weekday Children’s Ministries of DFUMC offers a full day daycare for children ages 6 weeks through 5 years which operates year round from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. This program was established by DFUMC to serve its members and the community. It is licensed by the State of Georgia through Bright From The Start. Our trained an experienced staff provide a safe and loving learning environment where children can grow in body, mind and faith. All age level classrooms meet or exceed the adult to child ratio required by Bright From The Start.

Preschool/Mother’s Morning Out

Anne Stinnett





A half day preschool program is also available from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 pm in coordination with the Dalton City Schools calendar. For more than 60 years this program has provided a loving and nurturing environment preparing children for Kindergarten. By the time children leave our program they have grown in knowledge and confidence, ready for public or private school. The children will participate in more than arts, crafts, and story time. They will be introduced to Kindergarten Readiness concepts including letters, numbers, writing their name, and even sight words if the child is developmentally ready.  The children will have daily outdoor playtime, weekly gym time, and music class. As an added benefit of this faith-based program children will also participate in Chapel Time to learn stories of Jesus.

Mother’s Morning Out:

Children ages one and two by September 1st will begin to develop social interaction and readiness for learning in a loving, nurturing, Christian atmosphere with our MMO Program. The children will learn by socializing with their peers and participating in creative play centers, art, story time, music, and outside play while mom’s and other caregivers get a little break to take care of themselves or complete a few errands. What could be better than that!
The MMO and Preschool programs are not licensed by Bright From The Start and are not required to be, due to the hours operation. In order to provide the best learning environment for the families served, the program does, however, voluntarily comply with state guidelines.
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(click here if you would like more information about our Daycare program.)
(click here to register your child for the 2017-2018 year.)
(click here if you would like more information about our Preschool programs.)
(If you are registering for Preschool/MMO,
please print and bring or mail your completed
registration form to the Preschool Office.)
(click here to pay the $75 registration fee and/or the first month’s tuition online)
DFUMC Preschool
ATTN: Anne Stinnett
500 S. Thornton Ave
Dalton, GA 30720