Admissions & Tuition

Registration for current students starts in November for the following fall.  Church member registration takes place in early December. General public registration starts in early January.

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How to Apply

It is soon time to register your child for the First United Methodist Preschool for the 2020-2021 school year. Our preschool is for children who will be either 3 or 4 years old by September 1, 2020. Classes meet on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings or afternoons from early September to mid-May. Open registration for the general public and non-church members begins Sunday, January 5, 2020 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.  We will be having an Open House that day, so come visit us!

A certified copy of a birth certificate is now required by DCFS. If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Bifulco at 630.968.7120 ext 215 or

Download an application here 

Age Restrictions

Children in the 3-year-old program must be 3 years of age on or before September 1st of the school year for which they are enrolling.

Children in the 4 year old program must be 4 years of age on or before September 1st of the school year for which they are enrolling and be eligible for public school kindergarten the following year.

DCFS requires that all children must be toilet-trained.

Physical Examinations/Vaccinations

Your child must have a medical examination not more than 6 months before the starting date of school before he/she may attend preschool. All vaccinations need to be up to date — including chicken pox. Results of lead screening and T.B. test must be included. It is a State law that we have a medical form for each child attending preschool in our files at all times.


Before any confidential information can be released about a child, the parent must submit a written authorization. This includes information exchanged with doctors, therapists, and other schools and school districts.


A $100.00 fee is required when a child is registered for enrollment. This $100.00 fee does not apply toward tuition, nor is it refundable, but does include a tote bag. The tuition schedule is as follows:

3’s Church Member

3’s Non-Church Member

4’s Church Member

4’s Non-Church Member

$210 per month $230 per month $235 per month $255 per month
$1,785 per year $1,955 per year $1,997.50 per year $2,167.50 per year

Charges are for a 4 week period. Payments can be made in cash, by check or by direct debit from your bank account. Please make all checks payable to FUMPS (First United Methodist Preschool).

Since the expenses of the school continue even when a child is absent for an extended period of time, the tuition must be paid. Non-payment of tuition is cause for dismissal of the child. If the family moves from the community, or on the basis of consultation between the parent and the director of the school it seems advisable to withdraw the child, the tuition obligation will cease. Tuition charges for families entering the program after the beginning of the school year will be determined according to the day of entry.

Please feel free to phone the preschool about any questions or problems you might have regarding preschool. The church number is 968-7120 x215.


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