North East United Methodist

“Providing Quality Early Education with Christ in Mind”

Phone: 410.287.2220 | E-Mail:
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
Doris Andersen (Mrs. A) – Preschool Director
Mrs. A attended the University of Delaware.
Her teaching experiences include:
Fair Hill Nature Center
Cecil County Arts Council
Cecil College
In addition, she is Red Cross certified in CPR and First Aid.
Mrs. A. has been with the NEUM Preschool since 2000.
Marianne Wood (Mrs. Wood) – Preschool Teacher
Mrs. Wood earned her BA at Rowan University.
Her teaching experiences include:
Elementary & Secondary roles in New Jersey and Pennsylvania
Extensive volunteer work both at her church
and at North East Elementary School.
Mrs. Wood has been with the NEUM Preschool since 2018.
Josh Mericle, NEUMC Youth Director is our substitute teacher.
NEUM Preschool more or less follows the Cecil County Public Schools’ calendar.
Snow Policy
If Cecil County Public Schools are delayed:
1 Hour Late: Preschool 10:00am – 12noon and 1:00pm – 3:00pm
2 Hours 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.

Now Enrolling for Spring 2021!

Due to increased regulations for COVID safety, we will be offering only one 4-5 year old class.
There will be no 3 year old class until further notice.
All students must be completely toilet trained.
2020-2021 Tuition
PAID BY THE 1ST OF EACH MONTH ($10 late fee if not paid by the 15th and $15 fee for returned checks)
 $160/month for the 4 year-old/Pre-K (3-day) class