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Welcome to

our weekday school

WDS is an early childhood program designed for children

ages 15 months to 5 years. Our program supports children's spiritual, physical, social, emotional and cognitive growth with opportunities for learning in a loving and faith-based environment.

Monday - Friday  9:00 am - 2:00 pm

"Stay & Play" hours available   2:00 - 4:00 pm


Brightwheel is a tool for classroom management, communication, photos, videos, online bill pay, and much more. Brightwheel is the industry leader in early education, proven to save time for staff, allowing for measurably more time with students, while also delivering a much better experience for parents. 

Our rates

2 DAYSper week
$200 per month - Threes & Fours
$210 per month - Toddlers & Twos
3 DAYSper week
$240 per month - Threes & Fours
$250 per month - Toddlers & Twos
5 DAYSper week
$340 per month - Threes & Fours
$350 per month - Toddlers & Twos

Kroger Community Rewards Program


This program provides funding to help support our Weekday School program. 

Anyone with a Kroger rewards card can participate - simply visit the link below. Once you have logged into your Kroger account, search for First United Methodist WDS (JF073) and click Enroll. 

FUMC Weekday NonDiscrimination Policy

 The Columbia First United Methodist Weekday School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights,

privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the

basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration policies. 

Romans 2:11 – “There is no preferential treatment with God.”

meet our staff

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Robin Pilkinton

Weekday School Director



Ms. Hannah

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Ms. Ashley

Two Year Old Class

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Ms. Dana

Two Year Old Class

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Ms. Hynie

Four Year Old Class

Ms. Kelsey

Four Year Old Class

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Ms. Gracie

Classroom Assistant

Ms. Jennifer

Three Year Old Class

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Ms. Emily

Three Year Old Class

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