First United Methodist Preschool
A Heart for Children in the Heart of Downtown
Gainesville, FL



Fumpers Preschool is open all weekdays
throughout the year 7:00am - 6:00pm.

 Full day 8:00AM-5:00PM    VPK Half Day 8:00AM-1:00PM
Early drop off 7:00am-8:00am   Extended hour 5-6pm


When your child enrolls at Fumpers, your whole family becomes part of ours!
Enrollment is still open. Take a tour today!

Infants $800 a month
Toddlers $695 a month
Twos $625 a month
Threes/Fours (Non-VPK) $605 a month
VPK (Full-Day/Half-Day Wrap) $365/$200
Sibling Discount (applied to older child only)  10%


Click Here for pictures taken this past school year

Lorin Winters, Preschool Director
352-373-0108, Cell: 352-213-0357 or

Annette Johnson, Supervisory Director
352-373-0108, Cell: 352-213-0357or

Email  or call 352-373-0108 (Cell: 352-213-0357) to arrange a tour!

The Preschool Office Phone Number is
352-373-0108 or Cell: 352-213-0357


First United Methodist Church Preschool (FUMPERS)
419 NE 1st Street
Gainesville, Florida 32601
(352) 373-0108    Cell: 352-213-0357

License No. C08AL0124

FUMPERS on Facebook

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and to "Like" our our Preschool Page

Click Here to go to the FUMC Children's Page

FUMPers is known for:

  • Small Class Sizes

  • Creative and Stimulating Program that is Age Appropriate

  • Bright Cheerful Classrooms and Positive Atmosphere

  • Shady Playground with a Variety of Outdoor Play Equipment

  • Experienced and Certified Christian Staff

  • An Involved Preschool Board

  • Hands-on experiences and individualized teaching




The purpose of the First United Methodist Preschool (FUMPers) is to promote the social, emotional, intellectual, moral and physical development of young children.
We provide positive learning experiences in a loving Christian environment. We hope to enhance family life through parental involvement in our program.

FUMPers is a developmental school with emphasis on active learning. We provide many opportunities for our students to experience learning for themselves.
Children are exposed to a variety of concepts through play centered activities.

FUMPers is a Christian school that is open to children and families of all faiths. Our message is God loves us and looks after us. This idea is relayed daily and emphasized during weekly chapel services.



Full Day 8:00am to 5:00pm
Early Drop-off and Late Pick-up options are available
Click Here for Options and Rates





Program Emphasis

Our program is exemplified by the following characteristics, which we believe are vital to
positive growth in a young child:
Developmental: Our theme based curriculum is based upon the individual needs and interests of the children. A weekly Bible Story Chapel Time is presented in age appropriate language.
Positive: Interactions and activities are utilized to develop feelings of worth and dignity.
Safe: Staffing, equipment, and space are arranged to facilitate the safety of children.
Carefully Staffed: The program is staffed with Christian preschool teachers who are appropriately trained, competent, and loving. A weekly music class is led by a trained music instructor.
Well Equipped: Indoor and outdoor equipment is challenging and developmentally appropriate.


         Jun 18-22, 2018  (Mon-Fri) ― Vacation Bible School (VBS), 8:30am-12:30pm

This summer First United Methodist and Holy Trinity Episcopal are teaming up again to present VBS 2018: AMPED - Live fully alive!  Jesus wants us to live fully alive because we can believe that what He says is true! We want kids to know that:
God is with you.
God has a plan for you.
Jesus is alive!
You are part of a bigger story.
For more details and to register online go to:


First United Methodist Church     419 N.E. First Street    Gainesville, Florida 32601      352-372-8523