Guidelines for Weekday Preschool Ministry Programs

The purpose of these guidelines is to connect and support Early Childhood programs within the United Methodist Church and to maintain high educational and ethical standards that are consistent across United Methodist Weekday Preschool Ministry Programs.i    We further recommend that each program becomes familiar with the local licensing standards and make every effort to meet and exceed them.
We encourage you to use these guidelines to complete a self-study. Strive to meet these guidelines fully and use them as goals for your Weekday Preschool Ministry Program. As a denomination, we believe that “Churches should follow some process of self-study for their childcare programs on a regular basis”.

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