WUMC Weekday School Registration Information 2024-2025

22 Main Street Walkersville, MD  21793

Director: Vicky Wilson

Phone: 301-845-4282

Thank you for your interest in WUMC Weekday School.  As a non-profit program approved by the Maryland State Department of Education, we are honored that you are considering or have chosen to entrust us with your child’s education and development.  Since 1974 the Walkersville United Methodist Church has offered a preschool day program for young children in the community.   Our program is based on fundamentals such as fine motor skills, number and letter recognition, counting, patterning, sequencing, social-emotional skills, following rules, sharing, manners, and ultimately independence.  Every craft has a purpose and it is our goal to keep learning fun. If you are interested in a school tour, please email Vicky to schedule a time.

A completed registration form and $50 registration fee (per family) are required to enroll your child. Payments may be made on the Brightwheel app, by cash or check. Please make checks payable to WUMC Weekday School. You may drop off your payment on school days between 9:00-3:15, or put it in the locked mailbox located near the entrance to the school
Enrollment confirmation, required forms and all back to school information will be sent via Brightwheel.  The first month’s tuition payment and the one-time supply/activity fee will be due by the first class meeting in September. If two children from the same family are enrolled, the second child’s tuition is reduced by 20%.

Classes are filled on a first come first serve basis.  Age requirements are listed for each class, however, because we are a private preschool, we have flexibility and will sometimes make exceptions.  Please contact the Director with any questions prior to enrollment. Class sizes are limited  and we must have a minimum number of childre n enrolled in each class. All final registration decisions are at the Director’s discretion. 

Below are the details of the classes that we offer:


This class is for the older two year old/younger three year old having a first experience away from home.  Supervised play, art and craft projects, and alternating quiet and active times are part of the day.  Children have their first introduction to the rules and expectations of school. Class size is limited to 6 children with one teacher or up to 10 children with a teacher and an assistant teacher.  Children will need to turn 3 years old by March 1, 2025.  Toilet training is NOT required.

T/TH 9-11:30 Tuition is $160 per month. Supply/Activity fee of $50.




Classes are limited to 8 children.  To be eligible for the 3’s class, a child must be 3 years old by September 1, 2024.   Students are introduced to the routine of school and classroom/school rules. They will learn to identify numbers and letters, recognize and write their name, complete craft projects that focus on fine motor skills, and develop social and emotional  skills. Most of these students should move on to the 3 day pre-k class the following year. 

T/TH 9-11:30 Tuition is $160 per month. Supply/Activity fee of $50.
This special class fills a need for older threes who are ready for more demanding activities and a longer day. The instructional themes are the same as the Threes class but there is a slightly more academic focus in addition to the extra day they attend. Students will learn to identify numbers and letters, recognize and write their name, complete craft projects that focus on fine motor skills, and develop social and emotional skills. To be eligible for this class, children will need to be 3 by March 1, 2024.  We recommend these students attend the 5 day pre-k class the following year.  
M/W/F AM 9:00-12:00/PM 12:15-3:15 $230 a month. Supply/Activity fee of $75.


Classes are limited to 10 children per 1 teacher. Children should be 4 years old by September 1, 2024 (exceptions will be made for the 3 day pre k program which will allow students with birthdays after Sept. 1st to enter early.   

Pre k focuses on letter recognition, letter naming, phonemic awareness and letter writing. Number recognition and counting/math skills are also a focus. Emphasis is placed on following multi-step directions and gaining independence.  Social-emotional learning and weekly mindfulness practices are included.

3 day pre k: M/W/F AM 9:00-12:00/PM 12:15-3:15 $230 a month.   Supply/Activity fee of $100

5 day pre k: M-F AM 9:00-12:00/PM 12:15-3:15 $295 a month.  Supply/Activity fee of $125


This class of 8 is designed for students who just miss the September 1st FCPS cut off for kindergarten or for those children who have late summer birthdays and chose to stay back for one more year.  Trans-K meets M-F from 9:00 – 2:00.  Students bring their own lunch.  Instruction covers more topics, focuses on improving handwriting, introduces sight words, and encourages higher level thinking. Trans-K uses the Zaner Bloser Kindergarten handwriting workbook. This class allows students to adjust to a longer school day. Students  should turn 5 by December 31, 2024. 

Tuition is $375 per month. Supply/Activity fee of $125

Registration for the 2024-2025 school year begins on Monday, January 29th at 9 am for returning families and WUMC church members, and at 10 am for new families.
Link to enroll through the Brightwheel app:

All correspondence from Weekday School will be through the Brightwheel app.  

Please download the app and turn on the notifications to ensure that you receive important enrollment and back to school information.