Part Time Program

The Part Time Program operates Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. New classes are formed at the beginning of August. The Part Time Program is closed for 8 holidays, 9 professional days, 2 Parent Teacher Conference days and 2 weeks at Christmas. See the 2017-2018 School Year (PDF) for a complete listing.

  • Children from 1 year through four years are eligible to attend.

  • The teacher–child ratio is 1 to 4 for Toddlers in a class of 8; 1 to 5 for Twos in a class of 10; and 1 to 6 for Threes and Fours in classes of twelve children.

  • Toddlers and Twos bring their own lunch. Threes and Fours are served a heart healthy lunch prepared on site. A mid-morning snack and milk at lunch are provided.

Fees and Tuition

There is an an annual registration fee of $75.

Monthly tuition is based on the number of days per week a child attends.

Tuition for Toddlers and Early Preschool is

♦ $182 for one day per week
♦ $364 for two days per week
♦ $546 for three days per week


Tuition for Preschool

includes the cost of lunch
♦ $406 for two days per week
♦ $608 for three days per week.
♦ $812 for four days per week.


Tuition for PreK

includes the cost of lunch
♦ $402 for two days per week
♦ $602 for three days per week.
♦ $804 for four days per week.

Parents may sell days they are unable to use to the parent of another registered child.

♦ The daily rate for Toddlers and Early Preschool is $43.50.
♦ The daily rate for Preschool and PreK is $48.50(includes lunch)

Registration Information

The Part Time Program has a formal registration period each year in January for the following school year starting in August. Current families will be given a Re-Registration form when they return from Christmas break to complete. This form will confirm your intent to remain at our school for the next school year, and asking which days you prefer. A $75 annual re-registration fee will be required with this form. Any new church families may also register at this time. Children will be placed in their choice of days on a first come, first served basis. On Jan. 16, days will be opened to new families from a rolling waiting list.

Part Time Program Registration

Children may be registered for a five, four, three, or two day session (Monday through Friday, Monday through Thursday, or Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday) in all classes as space allows.

The priority enrollment list is used for enrollment of children, but it is not used in the placement of children in classes. Placement is governed by the order in which registration forms are received, and the number of days the parent/s request. Children of parents requesting five or three days will be placed first. The child’s gender and age are considered as well. Sometimes, an opening may occur in a different room earlier than August. We will contact families of the oldest children to see if they wish to move up sooner than August.

Acceptance of Registration

Your enrollment is not guaranteed until you receive an email offering you specific days. You must reply to this email within 4 days or we will assume you do not want the spot.

New Families

An Enrollment Fee of $250 will be required to secure your enrollment until August. This fee will not be refunded should your plans change, however, it will be credited to your last month’s tuition.

Part Time Program Waiting List

Children may be placed on a waiting list with a $100 non-refundable registration fee and the Wait list form at any time of year. If you are offered a spot and decline, you will go to the end of the list. Annually, you will receive an email asking if you wish to remain on the waiting list. You will have 4 days to respond or you will be dropped from the waiting list.

To schedule a tour or obtain additional information, contact Lynn McClary, Executive Director at lmcclary@westendumc.org or 615.321.8500, #8812 or Sandy Gilbert, Program Director at sgilbert@westendumc.org or 615.321.8500, #8849.