Welcome to MMP !
We were previously known as First United Methodist Preschool. We’ve been nurturing children and preparing them for kindergarten for over 55 years. We continue to have our wonderful play-based program with caring and dedicated teachers. Last year we were thrilled to add a class for 2 year old students on Friday mornings as well as a four-week summer camp, programs that continue this year. In 2024-2025 we are adding a Monday extension day for the PreK class. We’ve also started some parent education programs on topics including kindergarten readiness and nutrition.
Registration for the 2024-2025 school year is now open.
Our morning 3/4 and PreK classes are full, but we are starting a waitlist. We still have openings in our afternoon 3/4 and PreK classes and in our Friday morning 2’s class. Contact Nancy Bifulco, [email protected] with any questions you may have.
Classes start Tuesday, August 27, 2024. Contact Nancy Bifulco ([email protected]) to schedule a tour. Virtual tours are available on this website under the “About” tab.
Thank you for your interest!
We are having a fundraiser at Home Run Inn Pizza in Darien. Orders are due Wednesday, March 13, with pick up dates Monday, March 18 through Wednesday, March 20. Link to our flyer here: Maple Preschool flyer HRI March 2024
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!