Apex United Methodist Church Preschool is located in downtown Apex in the Discipleship Center on the Apex campus of AUMC.

Billing/Mailing Address: 5448 Apex Peakway, # 237, Apex, NC 27502

Phone:  919-362-7118


Thank you for your interest in our preschool program. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you and your child in providing a loving, nurturing, Christian environment in which he or she may grow in body, mind, and spirit. Our teachers are carefully selected because of their high level of expertise and their love of children. We believe that every child is a gift from God and that he or she deserves the best in quality preschool education. We strive to work with you, the parents, in providing this for every child who enters our program.

Our Mission: Apex United Methodist Church Preschool is committed to providing a quality Christian preschool program available to the children of our community. Our goal is to offer an environment in which children can explore God’s love through many creative activities. We believe in a developmentally appropriate curriculum that nurtures children’s spiritual, physical, emotional, social, and intellectual growth. Through Bible stories, chapel services, music, and games, within our curriculum, children will come to know the Word of God and will discover Christ’s unique and individual love for them. If you need to contact the preschool, please call Wendy Dupree, preschool director, at 919-362-7118 or email at



Our curriculum is based on the knowledge that children learn through play. A typical day for our children includes free play, circle time, music and movement, crafts, playground time, games, language development, sharing and snack. We offer chapel with music and bible stories and music class each week.

AUMC preschool loosely follows the Wake County School System’s traditional calendar for holidays, teacher workdays and inclement weather days. We begin our school year in early September and end the last week of May. Classes start at 9 a.m. and end at 12 p.m., with the exception of our 2-year-old classes that dismiss at 11:45 a.m. Beginning in October, an optional Lunch Bunch program is offered to the 4- and 5-year-olds on Wednesdays and Thursdays providing them an opportunity to stay for lunch which extends their school day to 12:45 p.m.

All of our teachers are carefully selected for their backgrounds in education, their experience and their love of children. All classes have a teacher and an assistant. Our 2-year-old classes have 10 children, 3-year-old classes have 12 children, and 4- and 5-year-old classes have 14 children. We try to balance the classes as evenly as possible with boys and girls.


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We currently have openings in our T-F 4s, M-F 4s and in our M-F Transition class.

Please call to inquire about enrolling your child!

 Monday only 1 class $75
Tue/Thu 2 classes $150
Wed/Fri 1 class $150
Tue/Thu 2 classes $150
Mon/Wed/Fri 2 classes $200
Mon/Wed/Fri 1 class $200
Tue-Thu add Fri (Step-Up) 1 class $200/$245
Tue-Fri 1 class $245
Tue-Fri add Mon (Step-Up) 1 class $245/$275
Mon-Fri 1 class $275
Mon-Fri Transition 1 class $275



More events and dates will be added throughout the year, so be sure to check back.
Aug. 30 Parent Orientation in the evening
Aug. 31 & Sept. 1 Meet the Teacher Days
Sept. 5 First Day of Preschool
Sept. 21 No School (Teacher Workday)
Oct. 5 & 6 Picture Days (individual only)
Oct. 31 No School (Teacher Workday)
Nov. 20 Thanksgiving Feast 11:15 am for Owls, Monkeys and Bees
Nov. 21 Thanksgiving Feast 11:15 am for Penguins and Geckos
Nov. 10 No School (Veteran’s Day)
Nov. 22 – 24 No School (Thanksgiving Break)
Dec. 11 Christmas Chapel and Program at 11:15 am for Bears and Puppies
Dec. 12 Christmas Chapel and Program at 11:15 am for Fish and Frogs
Dec. 13 Christmas Chapel and Program

9:30 am for Owls and Monkeys

11:15 am for Ducklings and Caterpillars

Dec. 14 Christmas Chapel and Program

9:30 am for Penguins, Geckos and Bees

11:15 am for Lambs and Flamingos

Dec. 19 Information Session/Tour 9:30 am
Dec. 21 – Jan. 1 No School ( Christmas Break and New Year’s Holiday) *note that this is different than WCPSS
Jan. 5 Information Session/Tour 9:30 am
Jan. 9 Information Session/Tour 9:30 am
Jan. 11 Information Session/Tour 9:30 am
Jan. 15 No School (Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday)
Jan. 16 Information Session/Tour 9:30 am
Jan. 19 Registration paperwork due for returning students and siblings
Jan. 22 No School (Teacher Workday)

Registration paperwork due for new students to the preschool

Feb. 19 No School (Teacher Workday)
March 22 & 23 Picture Days (individual and class)
March 29 No School (Teacher Workday)
March 30 No School (Good Friday)
April 2-6 No School (Spring Break)
May 25 Last Day of Preschool




** Since the Jan. 5 Information Session and Tour was canceled due to inclement weather, we are adding another date.  We will offer an additional Information Session and Tour on Jan. 16 **

AUMC Preschool will be offering 4 Information Sessions/Tours prior to Registration for the 2018-19 preschool year.  Please make every effort to attend one of these sessions, as we do not offer individual tours as they can be disruptive to our current preschoolers and we make every effort to minimize these disruptions.

You do not need to sign up ahead of time, simply show up!  Each session will begin at 9:30 a.m. in room 400 (upstairs) in the Preschool Building (Discipleship Center).  Our preschool carpool usually lasts until about 9:15 a.m. so please be aware of this if you arrive early, and try not to interfere with the carpool flow.  Thank you!

Information Sessions/Tours will be offered on December 19, January 5, 9 and 11 AND 16.

** Please note that the Information Session for Jan. 5 is canceled since the Preschool will be closed on Jan. 5 due to inclement weather. Please check back to see if we add an addition date.

Registration for AUMC Preschool will done by lottery.  You will not need to be present but Registration Paperwork (Registration Request Form and Student Enrollment Form) along with payment must be turned in to the Preschool Office no later than 12:30 pm on Jan. 22, 2018 to be included in the lottery.  After currently enrolled students are registered, we will then register AUMC church members, alumni families and siblings of current students aging out of the program,  Then we will register community members. (Registration for new students will take place the morning of Jan. 23.)

Please click on the links below for more specific details regarding Registration, and to download a Registration Request Form and a Student Enrollment Form. You must print these out and complete them and turn them in to the Preschool Office between 8:30 am and 12:30 pm Monday through Friday. (Please note that the preschool will be closed on Jan. 15 for MLK Holiday).