FAQ

FAQ-Your Frequently Asked Questions of our registered child care ministry:

“I’m not a religious person and I do not want my child to go to a religious preschool. Do you
teach religion at your preschool?”
• Community Preschool and Childcare celebrates the unique qualities of each child as a
beloved child of God. We are committed to allowing each child to explore, experience and
discover in a safe, engaging and loving environment appropriate for their development and
enrichment.
“Will my child learn anything about the Christian faith?”
• Yes. The best way to teach faith is to let others see and experience your faith. Children will
experience a sense of being loved, of feeling hopeful and resilient. To persevere with an inner
strength that comes from knowing that God, a great power, propels each of us toward a
greater good of caring for God’s creation as well as one another.
• Children sense a connection to God when we pray a simple thank you prayer before our
snack.
• Children sense a connection to a God who cares and loves all people by celebrating
Christmas with the story of Jesus’ birth through a very special Christmas Pageant.
• Children will experience the wonder of creation and the hope that springs forth from new life
as well as the cycle of life in God’s created world.
• Children will experience the value and dignity of each person regardless of their ability or their
racial, religious or socio-economic background. We strive to follow Christ’s example of
meeting each child and parent where they are and building relationships that will guide and
empower positive child development.
“I consider myself spiritual but not religious. How do you view spirituality?”
• Spirituality can be thought of as, what we do because of what we believe. Spirituality
challenges us to connect our beliefs with our actions. It becomes our way of life that frames
our choices and our outlook on life.
“What does the United Methodist Church believe?”
In just a few sentences, the mission statement of the United Methodist Church is, “Making
disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” United Methodist’s are united in
worship and service through God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Pastor Esta Rosario
continues to ask us, “Who are you Church?” “I am a beloved child of God, called and sent to
make a difference in the world.”
“Can anyone come to church here?”
Yes, please do! Woodmar UMC is a welcoming and inclusive church with open doors and an
open heart for all who enter.
“What is the Kids Closet?”
Kids Closet started with preschool moms wanting to serve the community. Parents donate their
children’s gently used, clean clothing to Woodmar’s Kid’s Closet. Volunteers will organize the
clothing and host Kids Clothing Give Aways throughout the year. Families will receive clothes
and books for children at no cost. Clothing and help is always needed!