First United Methodist Cooperative Nursery Preschool

FUMCN cooperative preschool is a caring, stimulating, and secure place for children to learn and grow. We are located in downtown Ann Arbor. We encourage creative thinking and provide opportunities for problem solving to help expand your child’s mind. At FUMCN cooperative preschool, children learn by doing. Using a wide variety of materials, they touch, taste, smell, look, and listen. Our emphasis is on learning through play and social interaction.

Some distinctive benefits of our preschool include:

  • 3’s and 4’s classes, as well as a half-day Young Fives program
  • Experienced lead teacher AND (new for 2016-2017) assistant teacher in each classroom
  • New for 2016-2017: Fullest half-day programs of any Co-op Preschool program in the Ann Arbor Area:
    • 6 hours/week for 3’s class
    • 9 hours/week for 3/4’s class
    • 12 hours/week for 4’s class
    • 18 hours/week for Young 5’s class
  • Better preparation for 35 hours/week full-day Kindergarten than other area programs
  • Young 5’s bring their lunch to eat in our “No Nut” class environment
  • Full-day option for 4’s class with Science Friday morning enrichment class, open to Young 5’s students as well
  • Large classrooms where children can choose among activities, a library, and an outdoor playground
  • Sibling Care nursery to use when assisting in the classroom
  • Curbside drop-off and pick-up option
  • Historic church building in downtown Ann Arbor, bordering the University of Michigan and providing numerous walking field trip opportunities
  • Outstanding curriculum, including Handwriting Without Tears and a high level of parental involvement
  • Frequent special days and events, such as Mud Day, Around the World Day, Spring Sing
  • Two-year old playgroup
  • Social events for parents

Membership in the FUMCN cooperative preschool is open to everyone, regardless of race, creed, sex, family composition, or nationality and ethnic origin.


3 & 4 co-op classes
We offer multiple options for your 3 and 4 year olds. Each class focuses on social,
cognitive, motor and literacy development in a play-based atmosphere.

Young 5's Class
Some children need more time to prepare for kindergarten. We offer a wonderfully enriching Young 5’s program.

Enroll
There are three easy steps to enrolling at FUMCN co-op preschool. Start your enrollment process now.

Let the Wild Rumpus Start!

Please come and participate in the best kept secret in Ann Arbor. The FUMCN pre-school hosts its annual fundraising auction with items, gift certificates, and one-of-a-kind treasures from parents and local businesses in Ann Arbor. Silent Auction starts at 6pm with previ

Read More

Openings for 2016 – 2017

We still have a few openings available in our preschool and young 5s classes. If you are interested in learning more about FUMCN, please view the enroll page of our website or contact us at the e-mail below to schedule […]

Read More

FUMCN Open House

Interested in learning more about FUMCN?  On August 15 from 5-7pm we will be hosting an Open House for your convenience.  Please come visit!  You will have a chance to meet our wonderful teachers, see our beautiful space, and hear what […]

Read More