About Us

SSUMC Preschool & Kindergarten— Where Children Shine!

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SSUMC Preschool & Kindergarten has been providing outstanding preschool and pre-kindergarten education since 1963. Our children, aged 12 months through 5 years old, receive the solid educational foundation they need to prepare them for success in both private and public schools. Located on 9 acres in the heart of Sandy Springs, our school takes full advantage of our natural surroundings through our Outdoor Classroom. We offer unique opportunities to children through our weekly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) program as well.

It is our belief that children and their families benefit immensely from participation in early education and it is our honor and privilege to share in this early childhood experience. We welcome families, children and staff from all faiths, races and nationalities to our school.

We hope you’ll take some time to look around our website, visit our school, and consider us first among the many educational opportunities available to your family.

Accreditation

We have enjoyed over 10 years of continuing accreditation (since 2008) by AdvancED (formerly, SACS, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools).

Early learning schools that have earned AdvancED Accreditation meet recognized standards of quality, impact children’s lifelong learning and support young children in the highest regard. AdvancED Performance Accreditation for Early Learning Schools motivates schools to continuously improve on behalf of the young children they serve.

We’ve also been continuously certified as a Program of Excellence since 1997 by the United Methodist’s North Georgia Conference Preschool Association.

Vision, Mission & Values

VISION

Our Vision for the children of our community, as they grow with us and beyond us, is to form a lifelong positive relationship with God; to respect, accept and embrace them in a manner consistent with the teaching of Christ; to have a deep-rooted love of learning; and to experience continuing academic success.

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MISSION

Our Mission is

  • to provide a loving, stimulating and safe environment for children;

  • to provide a Christian program of academic excellence;

  • to accept each child for who he/she is;

  • to positively motivate each child to move along a continuum of skills acquisition;

  • to prepare him/her in equal measure spiritually, socially, emotionally, intellectually and physically for elementary school, church and life among others in a constantly changing world.

VALUES

  • We believe play is the language of children and the foundation of quality preschools.

  • We believe in fostering independent thinking and problem solving skills in our children, in ourselves and in partnership with parents.

  • We will foster healthy peer relationships among the children in the classroom, between the staff and parents, and among the staff of the preschool.

  • We believe each child, parent, teacher and staff member is to be accepted as a person of worth and value.

  • We will treat one another with dignity, compassion, grace, integrity, honesty and humanity.

  • We will celebrate our similarities and embrace our differences.

  • We will favor decisions based on God’s guidance that create long term improvements for parents and children over short term expediency for the preschool or the individual and organization we serve.

  • We will focus on our strengths and build upon them.

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