Preschool Ministry

The Ankeny First United Methodist Preschool is the result of the beginning efforts of Aileen Godell, a church member, who felt there was a need to reach out into the community to help meet the needs of children. Licensed by the State of Iowa, the four-year-old program has been in existence since 1964, and the three-year-old program since 1981.

Our two, three, four and five-year-old programs provide meaningful preschool experiences in a social environment.  We use The Creative Curriculum to help guide our teaching through Interest Areas and process driven activities.  We offer children a wide range of learning experiences which focus on themes that are central in the children's lives, such as family and friends, community helpers, seasons, holidays, nursery rhymes and many other areas of interest.  We weave Christian faith, concepts, activities and monthly Bible verses into our teaching as well.  We provide a preschool appropriate Chapel time each Wednesday, introducing a variety of Bible stories and songs.

The first day of preschool is the Tuesday after Labor Day. Preschool typically follows the Ankeny School District calendar in regard to vacations and school closings.

Find out more information about our preschool on our Bright BeginningsBright Beginnings website.

Contact the church at 964-4249 for more information.