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.

General Policies

2022-2023 Registration Form

General Procedures


A Word from the

Camp Rainbow Director

Dear Camp Rainbow Parents,

I am delighted to inform you that we are making great progress in getting ready for your children to participate in Camp Rainbow.  We are fully staffed with:

One’s Class: Teachers are Emily Hughes & Meghan Robinson

Two’s Class: Teachers are Kelly Merrill & Jess Bracken

Three’s Class: Teachers are Sabrina Tyler & Julie Hitchcock

 As you know, we will run a 4-day program (Mon–Thurs)  9am-12pm.  There will be themes for each week.

  • Week 1 (June 20-23): “Anything Can Happen” STEM experiments and science & math games.
  • Week 2 (June 27-30): Camping Adventures & Activities
  • No Camp July 4th week
  • Week 3 (July 11-14): Pirates & Fairies
  • Week 4 (July 18-21): Under the Sea – Water activities all week

Please include the following items in your child’s backpack daily:

  • Change of Clothes
  • Diapers/wipes, if needed
  • A sippy cup or thermos (with a straw) of water
  • Snack
  • Towel
  • White T-shirt, pre-washed, ready to tie dye (we will keep them here til we tie-dye)

Please mark all items with your child’s name.  Please also apply sunscreen and bug spray each morning as we plan most activities for outside.  Hats/caps and close-toe shoes are recommended. 

Masks will be optional, per NC Health Department guidelines for childcare programs.  If you wish for your child to wear a mask while indoors, we will see that that happens.  All other protocols for positive COVID cases will continues (5 days out of camp from on-set of symptoms/positive result plus 5 days of wearing a mask after return to camp).  We will continue with heightened sanitation procedures with frequent hand washing, cleaning of areas, & air filter stations in each classroom.

Drop off for 1’s & 2’s will be at the classroom doors that enter the playground.  3-4’s will be at the side entrance to the church under the archway connecting the sanctuary with the chapel.  We will set up sign-in stations for temp checks & your initials.  We will mark the area with balloons for the first day.  Pick-up will be from the playground, as usual unless there is rain.  In that case, Pick-up will be in the classrooms.

Please do not hesitate to call me if you have further questions 828-883-9026 or my cell phone: 828-384-1211.  You should be hearing directly from your child’s teacher before start of Camp Rainbow on June 20 with any other information they need to share with you.

I am looking forward to summer fun with your precious little guys.

 See you soon,

 Jane Wheeless, Camp Rainbow Director


Rainbow Camp Students


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

Telephone: (828) 883-9026


School Hours: M-F: 9am – 12pm