Brevard First United Methodist Church

Weekday Children's Program

A Christian program for children ages 1-5, where they experience and learn about God’s love while providing social, spiritual, and intellectual growth.

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Our Purpose

-To provide a Christian Program for children ages one to five that is economically and racially inclusive, that presents an atmosphere of learning, caring, and nurturing, that enables children to experience and learn of God’s loving care, and that enhances their growth in self-esteem and care for others.

-To create a network of support and caring communication between parents of young children; to offer parents a time away from children and at the same time offer assurance of the child’s safety and well-being.

-To provide children of the First United Methodist Church families a vital connection with their own church beyond regular Sunday activities.

-To service as an avenue of outreach and ministry to the community beyond First United Methodist Church, to provide a doorway through which persons may learn of the ministries and fellowship of the First United Methodist Church, and to foster faith and friendship for parents and children.

Our Goals

-Helping each child recognize him or herself as a worthwhile person, leading to positive self-concept; assisting each child in becoming a well-functioning person.

-Providing the best child-care possible for each child; providing warmth, love, safety, care for health, intellectual stimulation, conversation, and a place to grow.

-Establishing communication with parents in order to insure a mutually satisfying experience at home and in preschool.

-Helping each child grow physically, mentally, socially, emotionally, and spiritually; helping each child reach his/her greatest potential.

-Planning play experiences that enable each child to develop in fait, cognitive growth, social growth, motor skills, self-help skills, and language skills.

22-23 Enrollment Forms

22-23 Parent Handbook

22-23 WCP School Calendar

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A Word from the

Weekday Children’s Program Director

Dear WCP Families,

The teachers and I are busy preparing for the first day of school for Weekday Children’s Program on Thursday, September 1st. 

We will have a “Meet ‘N Greet” time on the day before, Wednesday, August 31st, at 5:30pm.  This will be a time for you and your child to visit the classroom and teachers. This is also a time when you can provide the enrollment forms and pay September’s tuition to me so that we can be all set for Day One. 

Additionally, this year we will be holding a “Children’s Garage Sale” during and after the “Meet ‘N Greet”.  It will also run after drop-off on Thursday and Friday, 9am-10:30am.  If we still have items left, it will open to the public Saturday Morning, 10-1pm.   You may donate items to the sale such as books, toys and game or small furniture items not requiring a truck to move.  Bring items to the WCP Office between 10am-2pm during August with final day to donate, being Monday August 29th.   All profits will go to the enhancement of our Literacy Program.

We have an awesome WCP Staff for 22-23:

1’s Class Teacher: Amanda Lewis & Teacher Assistant: Megan Robinson

2’s Class Teacher: Margot Drennen & Teacher Asst.: Emily Hughes

3’s Class Teacher: Sabrina Tyler & Teacher Asst.: Julie Hitchcock

4’s Class Teacher: Jenny Campbell & Teacher Asst.: Jess Bracken

Sabrina will also be serving as Lead Teacher supporting staff with developmental instruction and managing our communications and social media.

I am very pleased to announce that we have hired a new WCP Director, Kelly Merrill.  Kelly will be a new spark of energy for the program; as she brings masters level training in early childhood education and highly efficient administrative skills to the position.  She has been both a parent and teacher in WCP; so she is very familiar with the program and its ministry.  Kelly will officially become the Director on September 1st.  She will work with me during the teacher workdays as a transition period.

On a personal note, I have enjoyed my work with the teachers and your children especially during Camp Rainbow.  It has been a joy to see them explore and grow over the summer months.  I will be returning to my position on the WCP Board of Directors, as its Chairman.  I will continue to support WCP through my volunteer work.  Look for me in the Pumpkin Patch, coming soon.  Proceeds go to support WCP.

If you have any questions, please contact me. Phone #: 828-883-9026   E-mail:

Jane Wheeless, Interim WCP Director (returning to WCP Board of Directors)


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Location: 325 North Broad Street,
Brevard, North Carolina 28712

Telephone: (828) 883-9026


School Hours: M-F: 9am – 12pm