Where in the church are the classrooms located?

Preschool classes occupy classrooms adjacent to the church's Fellowship Hall.  

How do I pay? Is there a late fee?

Monthly payment may be submitted to the mailbox outside the classroom any time on or before the first of each month.  Cash and checks accepted.  Automatic withdrawl can be arranged by downloading and completing the ACH Form. Please make checks payable to OFFUMC.  A late fee of $10 will be charged for each day of late payment after the 5th of the month.

There are several Monday, Friday school holidays. Do I pay for these days?

No.  Monthly tuition has been adjusted to account for school holidays.  Also, no tuition will be charged in August to make up for these dates.

Are scholarships available?

Scholarships are sometimes available for those in financial need.  Please contact Stacy Robinson at offumckids@gmail.com for information.

Is there a multi-child or military discount?

Not at this time, though that is something we will consider as our program grows.

How is Preschool different from Parents' Morning Out?

Parents' Morning Out offers flexible care; families choose individual dates for their child to attend.  The Learning Tree follows a set schedule with consistent days and classmates.  While Parents' Morning Out is educational, it's story, song and craft times are playgroup-like while The Learning Tree's educational components are more structured and school-like. Click here for a side-by-side comparison.

May my Learning Tree Preschooler also attend Parents' Morning Out?

Due to current DCFS regulations, children may attend weekday childcare programs at O'Fallon First United Methodist Church for a maximum of 10 hours per week.  If your child is enrolled in preschool for fewer than 10 hours per week, he/she may also attend Parents' Morning Out during the remaining hours.  If you participate in other church related programs (Bible studies, etc.), childcare provided for those programs is not counted toward the 10 hour maximum.

In light of recent world events, my family is concerned about safety. What does The Learning Tree do to ensure my child is safe?

Safety is at the forefront of our thought at The Learning Tree, and we want parents to know that while their child is in our care, we will treat him/her like our own.  Security doors on both the church and preschool limit access to only approved individuals.  Each member of our staff is background checked and CPR certified.  All volunteers in contact with children are background checked as well.  We receive emergency alerts from the O'Fallon police department and can place the school on lockdown, if necessary.  Classes practice fire drills and staff periodically renew intuder training developed by the OFPD specifically for our building.  Additionally panic buttions connect our facility directly to emergency services.  In case of any emergency, we will always communicate with our families.

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