Central Day School
Central Methodist Day School is a ministry of Central Church. There are a number of classes within the Day School program designed to administer to different ages and different schedules. With the guidance and support of the Day School Board and our Pastoral Staff, our Director is responsible for the operation of the program. We offer individual classes for children ages 15 months - 4 years, as well as offering Randolph County’s only ½ day Kindergarten program.
At Central we set forth goals in order to ensure the very best for the children in our program. We strive to provide a nurturing, secure and Christian environment for our students. We employ children with Biblical truths in providing experiences that will encourage their spiritual growth, as well as experiences that will promote emotional, social and physical growth. The staff at Central endeavors to set forth a Christian foundation for relationships with other children and their families, as well as preparing your children for the next step in their academic adventure.
All of our preschool classes follow a developmentally appropriate curriculum. Our Kindergarten program follows objectives set forth by the NC Department of Instruction. In each of our classes learning is meaningful, genuine and functional, using an integrated, hands-on approach. Christian values are taught to children through sharing, taking turns, and being friends. By learning that, as individuals, they are wholly unique children of God, children can begin to develop a positive self-image. Through this process, they begin to see others as children of God, thus promoting the desire to share and build friendships.
Young children learn about our wondrous world through play experiences. Our teachers plan for the time, space and opportunities for the children to think , explore and discover new things. We want each child to love learning…and to feel loved.
You are invited to our Kindergarten Open House! We hope you will take an evening to come see why we think our Kindergarten program just may be what you are looking for! Information will be for the 2023-2024 school year
For more information contact our
Director, Camela Nixon at
Central Methodist Day School offers morning classes for preschool-age children and a half-day kindergarten. New enrollees must meet the birthday cutoff date of August 31st.
- Toddlers: 8:25 to 11:20 am
- 2 year olds: 8:25 to 11:25 am
- 3 year olds: 8:25 to 11:35 am
- 4 year olds: 8:25 to 11:45 am
Tuition rates for the 2023-2024 school year are as follows:
- 2 days/week - $120.00/month
- 3 days/week - $135.00/month
- 4 days/week - $150.00/month
- 5 days/week - $165.00/month
There is a one-time Registration Fee of $65.00 per class. (Non-refundable)
Central United Methodist Day School offers the only half-day Kindergarten program in Randolph County by eliminating the lunch period and nap time. The curriculum is faith-based and incorporates the standards set by the NC Department of Public Instruction. The school year is divided into three units: The Story of Creation, The Life and Times of Jesus, and I Love to Tell the Stories. Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, Math, Reading, Phonics and Health objectives are all incorporated into the three major areas.
The children will go on field trips and community walks. They will participate in special events and put on special presentations for the rest of the Day School. Class size is limited to 12 students, supervised by a teacher and an assistant. Their classroom is a special place where learning takes many different forms!
Class times are: 8:25 am to 12:30 pm
Tuition for the 2021-2022 school year is $230.00/month. There is a one time Registration Fee of $80.00. (Non-refundable)
Throughout the year we offer many special events for the children and their families. From the Pumpkin Patch in the fall, to the Art Festival in the Spring, and a special Spring Program, we try to have very diverse and interesting events throughout the school year.
* Some events are specific to certain classes (age groups)
We also have Chapel each month, with a yearly theme. The children will learn songs that they will sing in our Spring Program. Some of our past Chapel Themes have included: The Miracles of Jesus, The Armor of God, and Heroes of the Bible. This past year our theme was “The Parables of Jesus”; the children learned how Jesus’s stories help us live better lives. Our current theme is “Jesus Make Me A Hero.”
The curriculum for all of our classrooms is faith-based. The Day School offers a well -balanced program that will teach the children about Jesus, while incorporating the wonderful world of ABC’s and 123’s. The preschool classes follow a set curriculum.
Kid’s Morning Out
Kid’s Morning Out is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:25 to 11:30 am for $10 per day. This is a less structured class that offers a great opportunity to improve social skills. This class is open to students ages 2 to 4.
Lunch Bunch is offered as a way of extending a student’s day to help parents who may not be able to pick up their child at the regular class dismissal times. Lunch Bunch is from class dismissal time until 12:30 pm for an additional cost of $4 per day. We ask that parents pack a simple lunch for their student.
Early Bird is offered from 8:00 am until class time each day for an additional cost of $3 per day.
We strive to provide a nurturing, safe, and Christian environment for our students. We equip children with Biblical truths by providing experiences that will encourage their spiritual growth, as well as experiences that will promote emotional, social, and physical growth. The staff at Central endeavors to set forth a Christian foundation for relationships with other children and their families, as well as preparing your children for the next step in their academic adventure.