Bright Start PreSchool

bs_11The Bright Start Philosophy

As an outreach program of Gashland United Methodist Church, Bright Start Preschool strives to provide a stimulating environment that is structured to meet the emotional, educational, spiritual, and physical needs of the preschool child.

We believe that children are a special and unique gift from God. Our teaching philosophy incorporates structured activities while remaining flexible enough to foster self-discovery that helps each child explore and learn at his or her own pace.


We believe in the importance of positive early childhood educational experiences and the significant influence these experiences have on a child’s future attitudes and successes in education and faith.

Bright Start Preschool is located at Gashland United Methodist Church. Our resources include a fenced-in playground, a vast undercroft for physical education activities, such as preschool-sized bikes, parachutes, ball play, a large music room with plenty of room for marching and instruments for all, and an exploration room with many fun centers (housekeeping, computer, art, science, listening, dress-up, sand and water table, a puppet theater and library).


Bright Start Preschool utilizes several award winning curriculum programs to best meet the needs of our preschoolers. We operate on a foundation of monthly themes in which we introduce and explore many concepts.

Our curriculum is designed to provide a well-balanced early childhood experience in all areas of growth, which includes the following:
Physical Education (indoor/outdoor) Dramatic Play
Creative Arts Music
Science and Nature Reading and Math Readiness
Bible Stories, Songs and Prayers Weekly Chapel
Library time with check out Field Trips

If you have any questions about Bright Start Preschool, or would like to have a tour, please call us at 436-6641.

Preschool Classes
(Age variances need to be checked with the director)

Morning Classes (9:30am-12:00pm)
Mon/Wed/Fri (age 3 by Aug 1) $125 per month
Mon/Wed/Fri (age 4 by Aug 1) $125 per month
Mon-Fri (age 4 by Aug 1) $200 per month

Extended Day (12:00pm-3:00pm)
Mon/Wed (age 3 by Aug 1) $125 per month
Mon/Wed/Fri (age 3 by Aug 1) $150 per month