FLUM Weekday Kids is an outreach of Forest Lake United Methodist Church to the community and endeavors to be Enriching Children’s Lives With God’s Love by providing a nurturing Christian environment and developmentally appropriate learning activities for the children in our care.
All children and families regardless of their race, creed, faith or cultural background are welcome to participate in our programs.
Information packets with a Parent Handbook, Registration Forms, and other information can be picked up at the Weekday Kids Office. Parents are invited to stop by to tour the classrooms and meet the teachers.
Our Philosophy and Practice
All children deserve a chance to learn and all parents are entitled to the assurance that their child is being nurtured in a safe and loving environment.
We recognize that all children are individuals with different personalities and different rates of growth.
We respect and promote these diversities in individuals, abilities, and experiences for all ages, infants through preschoolers and elementary through middle school grades.
Our children are encouraged and guided in their development through play – a child’s work. This will include; art, music, physical activities, hands-on activities, social interaction, dramatic play, books and stories. Math and literacy skills are advanced through the mediums of play.
A daily schedule will be followed to provide a planned environment of developmentally appropriate learning activities and play to facilitate development of the “whole child.”
We endeavor to provide warm, sensitive, and affectionate teachers, care givers, and summer camp counselors and a positive environment to provide a predictable and consistent world away from home for our young ones.
Weekday Kids Programs and Fees
10% second child discount for oldest child in all programs
Located at FLUM since 1996
Serving children aged 6 weeks-PreK 4/5
Classes for Babies, Creepers, Tots, 2’s, 3’s, Pre-K 4/5
Open year-round 7:00am-5:30pm Monday-Friday.
Closed on major Holidays
Staff to Child Ratios- Infants 1:4; Tots 1:5; Twos 1:7; Preschool 1:8/9
- 60% with 2 yr. college-B.S. & M.S. degrees, experience
- 40% with years of child care experience
Part-time Staff: University students
ALL Staff have Health, Safety, and Child Development Training Hours
Curriculum includes Developmentally Appropriate Learning Activities
Weekly Themes, Daily Schedule; Chapel weekly for Preschool 3’s/4’s
Snacks provided AM and PM for 2’s-4’s – Lunch not provided
WEE CAMP for Pre-K 4/5 includes Field Trips and Summer Fun Activities added to daily classroom learning activities
Annual Registration Fee – $50
Annual Supply Fee – $70
Summer Activity Fee for Pre-K 4/5 – $50
Full-time (5 d/wk) Monthly Tuition:
- Infants, Creepers, Tots, 2’s – $605 (7:00-5:30)
- 3’s & 4’s – $580 (7:00-5:30)
Monthly Tuition Rates for 3 or 4 days per week for 3’s, Pre-K 4/5
Located at FLUM since 1996
Serving children in Tuscaloosa area entering 1st Grade – 7th Grade
Open 7:30-5:30 M-F during Summer School Vacation
Directed by Janet Edwards with Assistant Camp Director on site with the children
University student counselors; Staff to Child Ratio – 1:8
Program includes: Daily Devotion, Arts and Crafts, Reading, Gym, Outdoor play, Skating, Vacation Bible School and Weekly trips for Bowling, Swimming, Movies, Shelby Park Water Play
Snacks provided AM and PM – Lunch not provided
Registration Fee – $50
Daily Attendance Fee – $30
Weekly Attendance Fee – $100
Second Child discount for Weekly Attendance
Forest Lake United Methodist Church
1711 4th Avenue
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401
Director: Velma Williams, BS Home Economics, SIU; MS Human Development & Family Studies, UA – firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Director: Janet Edwards, BS Social Science, UA – email@example.com
Assistant Director: Shundre’ Nevels, BS Early Childhood Development & Consumer Sciences, UA; MA Counseling Psychology, UWA – firstname.lastname@example.org