Smyrna First United Methodist Preschool/Kindergarten is a non-profit weekday school for children 2 years to 5 years old of any race, color, national, religious, or ethnic origin. The program, begun in 1969, is a ministry of Smyrna First United Methodist Church and is operated as a part of the Church’s educational program. A Governing Board administers the school.
We believe that each child is a child of God and has a right to develop to his/her fullest potential. Our responsibility as a church-sponsored school is to provide a program that will foster development of the whole child: emotionally, intellectually, socially, physically, and spiritually.
The staff is composed of qualified and experienced early childhood educators. All of the staff members have a current background check and are trained in the Safe Sanctuary policy of the Church. All maintain current certification in CPR and First Aid procedures. Staff members also participate in a continuous program of in-service education in order to further their knowledge and to remain cognizant of the needs of our children. Our school is recognized as a School of Excellence by the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church.
All that we expect of the children in our school is that they come to school, be themselves, and have respect for others. What we expect of parents is that you read the operating procedures in this handbook and in the supplemental notes and newsletters that we send you from time to time; and that you feel free to be a part of the school, offering suggestions, comments, and constructive criticisms, as well as financial, volunteer, and moral support.