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


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.”

Classroom Teachers

& Staff

Hynie McDowell

Ashley Gehrke

Robin Pilkinton

Lili Finney

Kristin Wicker

Ashley Hamilton

Trina Caban

Chelsey Shepherd

Andrea Waibl

Lindsey Thurmon

Dana Reed

Rachel Garrett

Gracie McDowell

Office Manager

Crystal Curry

meet our staff

Brittany Floyd

Weekday School Director


222 West 7th Street

Columbia, TN 38401


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Monday - Friday 8 to 4

Closed for lunch 12:30 to 1:30

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