Preschool & Kindergarten

A warm and loving environment where all children can learn and grow in God
About Union Preschool & Kindergarten

Mission Statement

In partnership with the congregation of Union United Methodist Church, the community and the parents of our children, the mission of Union United Methodist Church Preschool and Kindergarten, is to enable all children to be in a secure, caring and nurturing Christian environment. This is accomplished by providing developmentally appropriate activities, challenging instructional programs characterized by innovative teaching, active learning, and anti-bias curriculum for all God’s children.

Our Purpose

The purpose of Union United Methodist Preschool/Kindergarten is to give children their first exposure to education and social development within a Christian environment; to make available to each child a wide variety of educational experiences to meet his individual needs at his own developmental level; and to socially guide the child to respect others while striving for personal excellence. In order to accomplish these goals, the essential element is an atmosphere in which to promote a strong Christian foundation on which to build a future. Union Preschool and Kindergarten is a ministry of Union United Methodist Church. We are thankful for the opportunity to extend our ministry in the area of preschool education.

Meet our Director

Prior to becoming Director in 2019, Kathy was the assistant director since 2006 and before that she taught the 5-year-old kindergarten class for ten years. She holds a B.A. degree in Business and Early Childhood Education, and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education all from Columbia College. Prior to coming to Union, Kathy taught in Lexington-Richland School District Five and earlier served as Director of the Kindergarten at Columbia College. Kathy is married to Allen Horne and they have two grown children who are both Union graduates. In her free time Kathy likes to read and shop.

Our education philosophy is based on Learning Through Play, a hands-on experience through which every child can enter the playing field of life with a strong self-esteem, a cooperative spirit, a sense of creativity, and a joy of learning. We are proud to help develop the game plan for your child.

Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn away from it. – Proverbs 22:6


7582 Woodrow Street

P.O. Box 705 Irmo, SC 29063

Ages: 1 - 5 years

Monday - Friday

7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m

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Kathy Horne

Director Preschool & Kindergarten

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1 & 2 Year Olds - 2/3 Days

2 day: $165
3 day: $185

*Price does not include the annual supply/activity fee of $130 for 3 day students and $110 for 2 day students.

3 Year Olds - 3/4/5 Days

3 day: $185
4 day: $215
5 day: $245
*Price does not include the annual supply fee of $160 for 5 day students, $145 for 4 day students and $130 for 3 day students.

4 Year Olds - 4/5 Day

4 day: $215
5 day: $245 *Price does not include the annual supply fee of $160 for 5 days students and $145 for 4 day students.

5 Year Olds - Kindergarten

5 Days: $350

*Price does not include the annual supply fee of $160 for full time.

1. Check For Open Enrollment

If you’re a current Union Church member or currently enrolled family, you may register for the next year on the last Monday in February

If you are enrolling for the first time, you may register beginning the first Monday in March.

2. Fill Out The Registration Form

Fill out the registration form based on your child’s birthday. Click on the hyper link below to get the form.

Your Child’s Date Of Birth

09.02.15 – 09.01.16
09.02.16 – 09.01.17
09.02.17 – 09.01.18
09.02.18 – 09.01.19
09.02.19 – 09.01.20

Required for new studentStatement of Child’s Health
New Student

3. Pay The Registration Fee

Registration fee is $150 for non Union church members, $100 for current Union church members. Registering multiple children for same school year, $150 for first child, $75 for siblings.

This fee is payable at the time of registration and is your financial commitment to hold your child’s place until school begins. Registration fees are non-refundable/non-transferable.

4. Start Learning

The director will be in communication about your child's start date.

5. Union Preschool Handbook 2021

How to Register