Sunday Services: 10:30 am | 201 Templeview Drive Beckley, WV 25801

The Place for Kids!

   One of the greatest joys in life is to watch your child grow and discover their own unique strengths and personality. When a child feels safe, surrounded by words of encouragement, and a few close friends to play with, they naturally want to explore their world, express their creativity and bloom in ways we never imagined. At UM Temple, we see this happen all the time, and it never gets old! It’s what keeps us energized and optimistic. We believe every child has a future worth fighting for because we know from experience there is no such thing as an ordinary child!

   Every child is special, every child is a gift from God, and every child has an amazing future waiting to be discovered. Our goal is to provide a loving, nurturing home-like environment that encourages learning, social development and emotional and spiritual growth. Our staff ensures each child receives a healthy diet, structured play time and personalized attention.

   We know parents want the very best of everything for their children, and so do we. We partner with time-crunched parents to provide a home away from home environment that gives peace of mind, and the best start possible for your child. It’s kind of like home childcare with family, but outside your house!

Our Mission is to provide a safe, stimulating, and structured environment for children ages 6 months to 5 years to grow and explore their expanding world with confidence. Our mission is to provide a structured educational experience, promoting social, emotional, physical, spiritual and cognitive development. We work hard to give parents confidence and peace of mind they deserve, striving to be a shining example of what a quality child care center should be.

Our Child Care facility is an extension ministry of United Methodist Temple. We are fully licensed by the State of West Virginia and exceed all the safety and training standards established by WV Health and Human Services and the State Licensing Board.

The Place for Kids BROCHURE

Smiles & Spirit

  Our teachers make all the difference! Together, they provide a personalized and nurturing home away from home environment where your child feels safe to learn, explore and grow with others. Our staff are dedicated to your child’s welfare, are screened to retain only the best, and trained to provide exceptional care for your child each and every day. Their smiles and laughter reveal what words cannot capture, and their creativity is contagious! 

“My teacher gave me the best gift of all… believing in me.”



Young children learn best through play. Play builds healthy bodies and brains as children explore actively to make sense of their world and have fun. Play improves children’s physical, social and emotional wellbeing, and supports language, thinking and problem-solving skills.


Exploring and making sense of the world independently and with others promotes positive dispositions for learning. Through discovery, children demonstrate curiosity. Discovery drives motivation to learn as children build confidence and resilience to engage in familiar and new experiences and take risks in their learning.


Play and discovery lead to learning. Learning occurs when children have repeated opportunity to practise and master new skills, observe, ask questions and problem-solve. Learning can only occur when children feel secure to explore their world. For this reason, relationships are the basis for all learning.



Our two year old program is a great way to prepare your child for preschool and begin their foundation for learning. Our goal is to prepare your child for future academic, spiritual, emotional and social success.  For many children, this is their first school experience and we want to make it as happy and positive as possible.  In this class our focus is on learning social skills, sharing, both fine and gross motor skills and color and shape recognition all while having fun playing!  Physical activity is another huge part of our day as it is important to the development of your child’s muscle growth and balance.


Children in our threes classes are learning independence and cooperation while discovering play-based academics. The focus is to teach your child how a classroom operates and how to be independent listeners. Teaching you child when to listen, how to transition from one situation to another and feeling confident about raising their hand to answer a question are all skills that will build self esteem. During the circle time, children are sharing, listening and participating with others. For 3 year olds, we focus on understanding and respecting personal space. Teachers encourage students to use their words to work out problems. The children will learn colors, shapes, numbers, counting and recognition of names/letters. Many different teaching techniques are used to keep your child interested and moving all day long.


The fours curriculum provides a smooth transition from skills learned in the 3 year old classroom to meet the more complex needs of the 4 year olds. This class prepares your child for kindergarten. Children in our four year old class are continuing to develop and awareness of numbers and acquire ideas about size, patterning, one-to one correspondence and number recognition from 1 to 10.

Letter recognition and phonetic awareness are skills that begin to develop in the 4 year old program. We help them discover the purpose of the alphabet to prepare them for when the child learns to read. A four year old has a more developed attention span and can listen and create their own stories with less guidance. We try to help them use their imaginations to create artwork that has a story to tell.

Children build confidence with their ability to follow routines independently and know what is expected of them. Self-management skills are encouraged at this age. It is important that each child create their own projects and do their own work without constant reminders to stay on task. Fours are also beginning to solve their own problems about sharing and difference in opinions. Teachers use encouragement and modeling to enforce these budding skills.


This class is our pre-k class. This class is offered for those who turn 5 by December 31st or for students who have completed a 4’s class and want a bit more time before moving into kindergarten. Kindergarten readiness is our main focus in this class. In the 5’s, we go beyond our 4’s curriculum. Each child builds self confidence by practicing their fine motor skills and expanding their own capabilities.

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