Central United Methodist Church

Lewis Street at Beverley
Staunton VA
Founded in 1797
Rev. Steve E. McMillion, Pastor
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Child's Play

A supervised play opportunity for 2 year old toddlers.


Child's Play at Central United Methodist Church provides a safe, loving environment for children while their parents have time to run errands, catch up on chores, or simply relax.

Supervised play allows children to begin to relate to peers and become sensitive to the feelings of others.

While the emphasis is on free play, the curriculum also includes stories, music, and crafts. Snack time and lunch provide opportunities to praise God through grace.

Two Mornings A Week

Child's Play meets on Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm in our special room with playtime in a large hall.

Snacks and Lunches

Snacks are provided to children. Each child must bring a lunch that he or she can eat with a minimum of adult assistance and a drink.

Program Calendar  

The Child's Play program begins in September after the Labor Day Holiday. Its schedule coincides with the local school holidays. The program ends in the middle of May.

Registration and Fees

The cost per month is $110. A non-refundable registration fee of $35 is to be sent in with the registration form which is available from the Church office.


JoAnn B. Black, Director/Teacher, holds a B.S. Degree in Elementary Education from Longwood University. She has experience in preschool and in elementary school. This will be her 20th year with the program and her 16th as Director. She is a substitute teacher in Staunton City Schools, has raised 3 daughters, and has 4 grandchildren. She is a member of Central UMC.

Suzanne Noto, Teacher, is married and mother of twins (in CP) and a 5 year old. She attended Blue Ridge College 2 years. At present she is a copy writer for a local business. Suzanne and her family attend Central UMC.

Katelyn Carlisle Wright, Teacher, completed 2 years at Blue Ridge College and is a Junior Sociology major at MBC. Katelyn has experience in a Day Care Center. She and her husband live in Weyers Cave.

All staff has current First Aid and CPR certification. A Criminal Background check is current as well as health checks by physicians for each.

Enrollment Information

For a registration form, contact Central United Methodist Church at 886-3441 or stop by the church at the corner of Lewis and Beverley Streets in downtown Staunton. If you would like to see the facilities please contact JoAnn B. Black at 886-1272 to arrange a time.


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