United Methodist Association of Preschools TN
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Membership

UMAP TN invites you to become a member and actively participate in achieving the following goals:
 
     >Provide directors, teachers, and student members support, training, and opportunities for
               spiritual growth
     >Help all children grow in God's love through Jesus Christ
     >Introduce all children to the Bible as God's word, teaching them to be Christ-like
               in all they do and say
     >Increase the quality of education in United Methodist Preschools/Weekday Ministry Programs
 
UMAP TN offers:
     <  Training events
     <  Discounted training fees for staff
     <  Mentors for new directors
     <  Fostering of covenant relationships between the church and early childhood program ministries
     <  Maintaining cooperative relations among our members, other Christian schools,
               educational institutions and state agencies
     <  Advocating for legislation that protects children and develops high standards
               for quality childcare programs
     <  Professional and spiritual support
     <  Information and networking
                                        *We plan to offer retreats for directors and staff in the future
 
COST:
Organization Member - $100.00
     Preschools that desire professional support from UMAP must be licensed by the state and carry adequate insurance.  Member schools shall receive spiritual support, newsletters, training, advice and guidance, administrative assistance, discounts at TN UMAP events, listing in membership directory, and shall have one vote at the annual meeting.
 
Organization Associate Member - $100.00
     Preschools which are not licensed by the state but are in substantial compliance with the minimum state childcare standards and carry adequate insurance shall receive the same benefits as an Organization Member.  (Schools may be visited to verify  substantial compliance)
 
Individual Member - $25.00
     Any person interested in Early Childhood Education.  Individual members shall receive the benefits of an Organization Member, but will not have a vote at the annual meeting.
 
Individual Student Member - $10.00
     Any person who is a student and is actively pursuing a career in, including but not limited to Early Childhood Education or Christian Education.  Student members shall receive the benefits of an Organization Member, but will not have a vote at the annual meeting.
 
Affiliate 
     Any United Methodist Preschool/Weekday Ministry Program in the Tennessee Conference of the United Methodist Church is   automatically affiliated with TN UMAP.  All affiliate members may receive spiritual support, newsletters, and attend the annual meeting, but will not have voting rights.
 
To join TN UMAP, please mail a completed application and the appropriate fee payable to :
               TN UMAP and earmark the check for TN UMAP Membership.  All memberships are to be
               renewed annually.  The membership application can be printed from this web site and mailed to 
                                   St. Mark's United Methodist Church
                                   1267 N. Rutherford Blvd.
                                   Murfreesboro, TN. 37130
                                   ATTN: UMAP 
 
For more information, contact Lynne Paredes at (615) 542-8886 or via e-mail at lynneparedes@hotmail.com