Gray United Methodist Preschool

Our Mission
Because we believe that children are a gift from the Lord, Psalms 127:3, and today’s families need assistance in “helping their children” Gray United Methodist Church Preschool desires to provide for the families of Gray United Methodist Church and the community a weekly child care ministry. This Ministry’s primary focus will be to provide a healthy, cheerful, and loving atmosphere, which will maximize each child’s individual spiritual, physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development.


Our Education Philosophy
We believe that the first five years of childhood are the most important in development and learning. Our educational curriculum is designed to help children reach the fullest potential. Our preschool programs feature fun, developmentally appropriate lessons, and activities that help develop the whole child physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially. Each child is encouraged to explore and discover at his or her own pace. Each day children have an engaging variety of learning activities and fun play experiences to choose from, planned with the specific age and interests of the child in mind, and with the goal of preparing the child for the next level of learning.
Our Goal
The goal of Gray UMC Preschool is to minister to children and their families by providing a loving and safe, secure, and healthy environment for their children. We want to build collaboration among our parents, teachers, board members, and the director to help build the future of our children.

We want to encourage spiritual growth of the whole family and help our children to grow up to be better world leaders. It our belief that God created each child as a special and unique being with a need to love and know God, The childcare facility and the church will work together to develop a love for God, His word, and their families.  

Our Teachers

Our teachers are specially chosen for their dedication to meeting the developmental and educational needs of children. Each member of our staff meets the qualifications set by state laws and completes a full orientation and submits to a background check.


Download our HANDBOOK for more information.
Licensing and Ratings
We are licensed by the Tennessee Department of Human Services.
We are a 3-Star preschool, the highest rating offered through the Star Quality Program in the state of Tennessee.
Classes and Age-groups
2 – 3 Year Olds
3 – 4 Year Olds
4 – 5 Year Olds – Pre-K prep class
Contact Us
Directors: Elizabeth Fleenor
Hours: 7:30am – 6:00pm
Monday – Friday, year-round
Phone Number: 423-477-8436
Call to schedule a visit or for more information.

Now enrolling 2 and a half year old and older

The Preschool at Gray Church is now accepting applications for 2 and a half year olds and older.
Give us a call at  423-477-8436 for more information.

Now enrolling 4yr olds

The Preschool at Gray Church has spots open in our 4yr old classroom in the upcoming session.  The 4 year old class is for children who will be attending Kindergarten in the Fall of 2019
Give us a call at  423-477-8436 for more information. 

Congratulations Graduates

This year we had 7 Graduates from the Gray Church Preschool!

Our Graduates are:
Chandler Brackins, Connor Denny, Liam May, Blakely Peters, Grantley Reynolds, Shea Stephan, Vivien Vrettas

We wish you the best!