Statement of Faith
Salem United Methodist Preschool (S.U.M.P.) has been a direct ministry of Salem United Methodist Church (S.U.M.C.) for over 30 years. Our school is non-denominational in its teaching, stressing fundamental truths of the Bible that unite all.
Each child learns:
- God is a loving Father who created everything
- The Bible is God’s story of how we make mistakes and God forgives us
- Prayer is talking to our Heavenly Father, God
Our school is comprised of families from many different denominations. It is important for parents to understand that the spiritual dimensions of our program are important and are central to our philosophy of education.
We strive to provide a caring and positive Christian atmosphere to promote the emotional, social, physical, intellectual and spiritual growth of the preschool child. We hope to help each child come to the realization that God loves them.
Our goal is to help each child develop their own creativity, learn independence, and develop problem-solving skills for use later in life. We work to give each child a positive direction in developing their self image.
We work closely with Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) to ensure that we introduce similar educational concepts important for preschool children.
We also encourage parents to be involved in all aspects of their children’s education.