SUMC Child Care & Preschool Center

June 21, 2016: We are now accepting enrollment for the fall in full time care and half day preschool.

Who we are

We’re a Christian based center that has been in operation for over 30 years! We opened in the 1980’s and many of the staff members have been with the center for 15 years or more. Becky Dorris has been the director since 1985 and Vicki Babner has been the assistant director since 1992. They love children and know the families and the community well. Their teaching method uses guided play activities, creative art, music, outdoor play, conversation, story times, dramatic play and group activities in a Christian atmosphere.

Click here to read the September 2009 Tideland News article about the 25th anniversary of the current school.

Hours - Monday through Friday

Full-day childcare: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm.
Half-day preschool hours: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Staff to child ratio

2 staff per 8 Infants & toddlers
2 staff per 16 Two-year olds
2 staff per 20 Three-year olds
2 staff per 20 Four-year olds
2 staff per 18 Half-day preschoolers (3 & 4 year-olds)


Infants - two-year olds -- $150/week
Three-year olds -- $100/month           
Three & four-year olds -- $135/week
Four-year olds -- $120/month

There is a $40/year registration fee for each child.

Questions you may have about our online payment service may be answered on the FAQ page associated with the Online Giving for SUMC. Vanco Payment Solutions is used for both.

Application and Forms

The following documents are available to download. The first four must be completed and submitted to the SUMC Child Care & Preschool Center for all children enrolled. The Infant Feeding Schedule is also required for infants.

Child's Application for Child Care (To be completed and placed on file prior to enrollment)

Emphasis Schedule

Our Child Care Center concentrates of various letters, numbers, Bible stories, etc. each month. Here's what's coming up.


 Jul - Aug 2016

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SUMC Child Care and Preschool Center
Becky Dorris, Director
Vicki Babner, Assistant Director