Maple Methodist Preschool1032 Maple Ave. Downers Grove, IL
We Have a New Name!
We are excited to announce our new name: MAPLE METHODIST PRESCHOOL. We continue to have our wonderful play-based program with caring and dedicated teachers. We are thrilled to be adding a class for 2 year old students on Friday mornings as well as a four week summer camp. Look for some programs for parents coming this fall.
Registration for the 2023-2024 school year is now open!
We had an Open House on Sunday, January 8. If you couldn’t attend contact Nancy Bifulco ([email protected]) to schedule a tour on another date. Virtual tours are available on this website under the “About” tab.
Thank you for your interest!
We were able to have full school years for the last two years, with Covid protocols in place. We are happy to be able to return to a more “normal” class experience this year!
How Do I Know If My Child Needs Speech Services?
Come to our parent education session on Thursday, March 9 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Speech pathologist Heather Kotula will talk about developmental milestones, different skills targeted through speech therapy, the process to get your child evaluated, and ideas you can use at home to promote language development. The session will be held in the parlor at First United Methodist Church, 1032 Maple Avenue, Downers Grove. Please contact Nancy Bifulco, Maple Methodist Preschool Director, at [email protected] or 630-968-7120 x215 with any questions. To register, go to: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0F49AEA62BA6F94-maple1
This is the second in a series of free educational sessions for parents as part of Maple Methodist Preschool’s commmunity outreach initiative.
Home Run Inn Fundraiser
We are having a fundraiser at the Darien Home Run Inn Pizza location, 7521 Lemont Road. Place your order for Take n’ Bake Pizzas, salads, and cupcakes. Orders are due Wednesday, March 8, and you can choose your pickup date between Monday, March 13 and Wednesday, March 15. Maple Methodist Preschool will receive 30% of sales. To order, go to: https://bit.ly/Maple-March2023
Thank you for your support!
Who We Are
Maple Methodist Preschool (formerly First United Methodist Preschool) has been providing an inviting learning environment for over 55 years and is committed to helping each child discover, affirm, and develop the marvelous gift of his or her life. The preschool helps two, three, and four-year old children build self-confidence through interaction with others and discovery. A positive attitude toward learning is developed by presenting tasks for the children which they can enjoy and master. Children are encouraged to respect the rights and views of others while making decisions for themselves. Learning to get along with others is vital for success in the early school years.
Our Philosophy and Mission
We believe that children’s brains develop through their active, self-directed hands-on play.
We believe that our role is to provide a classroom that fosters curiosity and creativity through exploratory play.
We honor children for the unique individuals they are, growing and developing in their own way and time.
PLAY. LEARN. GROW. REPEAT.
What Our Families are Saying
~ Heather K
~ Heather C
~ Tara C
We started at FUMPS 12 years ago with our first son. Our third is currently attending the 3’s program. When you enroll at FUMPS, they become part of your family. The teachers are loving, nurturing, and kind. All our children learned to be independent, respectful, and friends to others. FUMPS is by far, the best preschool program around!