Welcome to FUMC Preschool
The foundation of this school is a child-centered program in an atmosphere of love, fundamental to learning in a Christian setting. Each child is unique, a child of God. In this light, it is essential that the parents and teachers work together in a sincere effort to understand each child as they strive to help each one meet his own goals, and to help him or her grow from dependency toward a happy, self-directing, responsible, contributing member of society.
First United Methodist Church
400 South Main St.
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
989-506-3363, Mrs. Rudoni
PLEASE NOTE THE CLASS TIME CHANGE FOR ALL MORNING CLASSES-- 8:45am-11:15am.
2023-24 Date coming soon!
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
2023-24 Dates coming soon!
Interested in donating to FUMC Preschool?
Check out the FUMC Preschool wish list of items for the classroom on Amazon! Any items can be shipped direct to the church/preschool in Tina Rudoni's name.
Meet Our Teachers
Mrs. Rudoni has been teaching preschool for over 24 years. She taught at St. Vincent’s in Shepherd for 8 years and began teaching at FUMC in 2011, where she took over as Director in 2015. Mrs. Rudoni has a Bachelor of Science in Child Development from Central Michigan University, is CPR & First Aid certified and is a member of the Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children. Her husband, Steve, works for Northland and does the maintenance work for KFC and Taco Bells. They have 3 children- Steve, Mikale and Sabrina. Steve graduated from Sacred Heart in 2013 and is an Executive Chef at Camille's in Mt. Pleasant. Mikale graduated from Sacred Heart in 2015 and is the Head Cook at Summit Smokehouse in Mt. Pleasant. Sabrina graduated from Sacred Heart in 2020 and works at Jenny's Daycare in Blanchard. They have a Chocolate Lab Dog named Coco. Mrs. Rudoni loves spending time with her family, dog and friends, going to the beach or pool, playing games, watching movies, doing fun day trips and traveling. Mrs. Rudoni likes to help her husband with their BBQ Business they do on the side for family and friends. She has volunteered at Sacred Heart schools and sporting events for many years and continues to volunteers with her husband Steve in the Lion’s Club. Mrs. Rudoni looks forward to meeting many new faces and impacting many new children and their lives.
"My son attended the preschool for 2 years and we loved it! As a 3 year old most people had a hard time understanding him, the teachers picked up on his lack of speech right away and recommended he be evaluated for speech therapy. This was all done at the preschool through the GISD. He qualified for therapy, the speech therapist came to the school (so no extra trips or appointments) and at no cost to us. The improvements he made in those 2 years is incredible and currently he is back on track for his age. I cannot thank them enough for all they did for him." ---Renee S.
"Both of my daughters attended FUMC Preschool for 2 years each. My favorite part was the small class sizes. The teachers were able to give a lot of individualized attention while also allowing each child to work on their social skills. The class is structured age appropriate and rules are clearly defined for the children. The curriculum involves learning through play! Such a great thing for preschoolers. Tuition is affordable, teachers are caring but firm and the atmosphere is amazing! I recommend FUMC to all of my friends and family!" ---The Nash Family
"My daughter attended FUMC as a 3/4 year old and I must say the amount of learning that took place in the school year astonished me! I plan to send my other two children to FUMC in the near future and look forward to witnessing the same growth as their sister! I really can't say enough positive things about FUMC and its teachers!" ---Andrea H.
"Both of my sons have attended the preschool at FUMC, and they both have had an amazing experience during their preschool years! We would highly recommend this program to any parent who is considering preschool for their child. One of the best parts of the program are the amazing teachers who are extremely patient and genuinely care about the students and their families! As a parent of a young preschooler, it is so wonderful to find teachers that are so attentive the needs of each student. The teachers focus on curriculum and activities that help the children to grow both academically and socially - and they always make learning fun! We are very grateful to have such a wonderful preschool in our community! --The Fussman Family
"As grandparents we were looking for a preschool that would provide and engaging, embracing, structured and fun experience for our grandson. He loved it from day 1. Mrs. Rudoni and her team provide all elements that we were hoping for and so many more. Unfortunately, after his second week of preschool, our grandson was involved in a horrible automobile accident. The FUMC Preschool community overwhelmed us in the absolutely best way possible with love and support throughout his many months in the hospital. It was like we had been a part of the ‘family’ for years, but in reality, it had only been a few weeks. We so wish that Leo would have been able to experience an entire year with these amazing people – BUT – the impact that they had on our family and Leo will last a lifetime. If you are deciding on which preschool to send your young one to, FUMC Preschool comes with the highest recommendation that we can make."-- Jeff Calhoun
"As a "Grammy" and an early childhood teacher for over 32 years, I am amazed at the quality preschool FUMC is. It's hands on learning at its best. The children are loved, taught and cared for. I appreciate the dedication of the staff and the investment they give into making every single day special, creative and new. I am beyond thankful for the educational opportunity my granddaughter received."--Karen Gostomski
"During the 2 years our daughter attended FUMC we have seen her mature and grow with not only with her education but with her confidence. She was very shy at the beginning of her 3 year old school year with some concerns for her speech. We credit Mrs. Rudoni and her support staff over the last 2 years with much of the growth we have seen and the resolution of her speech issues. Mrs. Rudoni goes above and beyond to teach the kids in a fun and creative ways. Preschool at FUMC will remain as one of the best choices we have made for our daughter." --Chelsea P.