Mt. Zion UMC

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The preschool was founded in 1977 by Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. The Mt. Zion United Methodist Co-op Preschool is a non-denominational preschool, where academics and social skills are taught in a loving, Christian environment. Each child will grow spiritually, socially, physically, creatively and academically.


Enrollment dates for the 2023 – 2024 school session are:

February 8th – Current/previous students and church members

March 1st – Public

You must physically turn in the registration form and pay the registration fee to reserve your spot.  No information can be taken over the phone (except to be put on a waiting list).

When enrollment is full, parents go on a waiting list and are called as an opening is available and the registration fee and forms are turned in and paid to hold their spot.

Office hours are Sunday – Thursday, 8:30 – Noon – 217-864-4813 


There is a Teacher and a Teacher’s Assistant.

Children need to be 3 or 4 (& potty trained) by September 1st.  Classes usually begin after Labor Day and go thru mid-May. The first day of school for 2023-2024 will be announced at a later date.

This year, the plan is to go back to 3’s Monday & Tuesday and 4’s Wednesday – Friday. Class time is 9:00 – 11:30am. This will be reviewed, depending on registration and COVID-19 regulations.

Last year year classes began September 14th. An exact date for this year, will be posted later.

3’s are $120/month* with a $50 non-refundable registration fee  and includes 1 background check.

4’s are $135/month* with a $50 non-refundable registration fee and includes 1 background check.

$150 per month if 2 or more children*with a $100 non-refundable registration fee and inlcudes 1 background check.

All background checks need to be finished by Sept. 11, 2023.

School is in session along with the Mt. Zion School Calendar.  If Mt. Zion is open a half day, the pre-school does not meet.

We’d be glad to have your child next year!

For more information, E-mail mtzumc@comcast.net

*Tentative Upon Review