We endeavor to provide high quality comprehensive childcare in a Christian atmosphere, where the individual child's abilities are nurtured and developed. 
-Quality Care - Early Education - Christian Nurturing

What We Do

Our goal is the development of the whole child in a positive, relaxed atmosphere. Teachers plan activities which will encourage the growth of the child in all areas:

-Physical development

-Language development

-Thinking skills


-Social development


-Moral development

-Spiritual development

Arkansas Better Beginnings 3 Star Award Recipient

We are a 3-Star Better Beginnings Center. We offer a comprehensive program which stimulates growth and development in children 8 weeks-12 years old.

For More Information on Better Beginnings, Click here.

2021-2022 Preschool Graduates

Going to Chapel and Bible Study

Family and School Activities

Field Trips

Rock-N-Roll Studio Gymnastics

Enroll in gymnastics with Elizabeth Ray!

Hello, I’m Elizabeth Ray, a life-long member of the First United Methodist Church. I’m a graduate from Southern Arkansas University with a Master’s of Science of Counseling and Master’s of Education. I’m the Aquatic Center Coordinator for SAU and adjunct instructor for water aerobics, land aerobics, and lifeguarding. I am the owner of Rock-N Roll Studios gymnastics/cheerleading and have been coaching for over 20 years. It’s a blessing for me to be able to share my passion of coaching gymnastics, and I look forward to teaching basic gymnastics skills this upcoming school year. Goals for this program include: gross motor skills, coordination, balance, and discipline. We also focus on strengthening the body to ensure safety while participating in physical activities.

In Christ,

Elizabeth "E-Ray" Ray

Magnolia Taekwondo Academy

We’ve been enjoying our Lil’ Dragons at FUMC CDC.

They’ve been having a blast!

  • We have been working on “hands up”.
  • Answering up loud with “yes sir” and “yes ma’am”.
  • Balance skills.
  • Flexibility.
  • Hand/foot eye coordination.
  • How to punch and front kick a pad.
  • Keeping our hands and feet to ourselves.
  • Learning about “respect”.
  • Our first Korean word “Chariot” meaning attention.

Contact Us

CDC Director: Gwendolyn Murphy

Phone: 870-234-8554


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