North East United Methodist

“Providing Quality Early Education with Christ in Mind”
The primary objective of our preschool is to provide positive and successful
learning experiences in a secure and loving environment, reflecting the Christian philosophy. We work to foster growth of the whole child. We recognize that each
child is an individual who is part of a group. Thinking strategies, language arts, math concepts, social studies, and science, as well as social and physical skills are
integrated to offer many varied learning opportunities.
Knowing that the parent is a child’s first teacher, we encourage parental involvement and try to provide support for parents and caregivers.
Preschool Staff
The Preschool Director, Doris Andersen (Mrs. A) attended the University of Delaware.
Her teaching experience includes Fair Hill Nature Center, YMCA, Cecil County Arts Council, Cecil Community College, and with the NEUM Preschool since 2000.
Mrs. A is also Red Cross certified in CPR and First Aid.
Marianne Wood (Mrs. Wood) is our Preschool Assistant.  Marianne moved to North East, Maryland in 2014 when her husband started a new job. She looked for a preschool for her daughter and was delighted to find the North East United Methodist Church Preschool. She lifts up that her daughter spent a wonderful year at NEUMC Preschool, and her son had two years in the Preschool before starting kindergarten.

Marianne has taught 4th grade and Middle School Reading & Writing before she became a stay-at-home mom. Since moving to the North East Community, she has volunteered her time and talent for her church through Vacation Bible School, for North East Elementary School on the Parent Teacher Organization Board and inside classrooms helping teachers. She has also volunteered teaching lessons and fundraising for the Preschool at North East United Methodist Church.

Marianne is very excited to start working with the children and Ms. Doris at the Preschool this coming fall! The North East United Methodist Church Board of Regents recommends Marianne highly and is excited to have her on board!

Josh Mericle, NEUMC Youth Director is our substitute teacher.
Pat Jones, Preschool Registrar, maintains student records
and monitors the tuition payments.
Contact Information 
Phone: 410.287.2220
NEUM Preschool more or less follows the Cecil Co. Public School System’s calendar.
Snow Policy
If Cecil County schools are delayed:
1 Hour Late: Preschool 10:00am – 12noon and 1:00pm – 3:00pm
2 Hour Late: Preschool 11:00am – 12:45pm and 1:15pm – 3:00pm
If Cecil County Schools are closed: Preschool is closed
There are three separate classes that are offered:
3 year-old class: Tuesday and Thursday mornings
4 year-old class: (Pre-K): Mon, Wed, and Fri mornings
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Morning Class
12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Afternoon Class
“A Step Ahead”. This is a class which meets on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons, for 4-5 year-old’s who have already accomplished many of the basics.
All students must be completely toilet trained.
To be officially enrolled, each student must have an application submitted, accompanied by a $35 non-refundable registration fee. 
Click here to download the application form. For more information or a paper copy
of the application, contact the Preschool at the NEUMC office.
2019-2020 Tuition
PAID BY THE 1ST OF EACH MONTH ($10 late fee if not paid by the 15th and $15 fee for returned checks)
 $130/month for the 3 year-old (2-day) class
$150/month for the 4 year-old/Pre-K (3-day) class
 $170/month for the “A Step Ahead” Program