A warm and loving environment where all children can learn and grow in God.
About Union Day School

Mission Statement

In partnership with the congregation of Union United Methodist Church, the community and the parents of our children, the mission of Union Day School, 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 Day School 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 Day School is a ministry of Union United Methodist Church. We are thankful for the opportunity to extend our ministry in the area of our Day School education.

Meet our Director

We are excited to have Helen Kline join the Union staff. The Lord led her to Union Day School to begin a new journey with our families in June 2022. Helen is an alumna of the University of South Carolina and is an avid Gamecock fan. She holds degrees in Business Administration with a major in Organizational Behavior Management and Early Childhood Care and Education. She has additional credentials in directing and special needs and is a certified technical assistance provider with SCEndeavors, the training and development department of DSS. She has over 20 years of experience in directing in a variety of early childhood settings including prior experience in several faith-based schools.

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 nurture the whole child in a relationship based Christian environment.


7582 Woodrow Street

P.O. Box 705 Irmo, SC 29063

Ages: 6 weeks - 5 years

Monday - Friday

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

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Helen Kline

Director Union Day School

Half Day Tuition & Fees
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1-2 year olds - 2/3/5 Days

MWF: $200 per month;  $130 annual supply fee

TTh: $180 per month;  $110 annual supply fee

M-F: $340 per month;  $160 annual supply fee

3 Year Olds - 3/4/5 Days

MWF: $200 per month;  $130 annual supply fee

M-Th: $230 per month;  $145 annual supply fee

M-F: $260 per month;  $160 annual supply fee

4 Year Olds - 4/5 Day

M-Th: $230 per month;  $145 annual supply fee

M-F: $260 per month;  $160 annual supply fee

5 Year Olds - Morning Kindergarten

M-F (8:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.): $365 per month; 

$160 annual supply fee

Full Day Tuition & Fees
Monday-Friday Hours 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Non-Refundable Registration Fees

$150 per Child; $50 for siblings$100 for Union Church Members; 

$50 for Union Church Members Siblings

Birthday cut-off is September 1 for ALL classes

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


Enrollment is full for our full-day, year round classes.

There are still spots open in our half-day, school year program.

Interested in learning more about Union's Half-day program?

Tours are available every Friday in March (17th, 24th, 31st) at 2:30 p.m.

Registration packets will be available for open spots at these tours.

Please park out front and come to the Wesley Center,

which is the building in the center that sits back.

Please RSVP for the tours by clicking the link below.

Union Preschool has expanded to become Union Day School. For 48 years, Union Preschool has provided an excellent part-time preschool ministry for our church and community, and will continue to do so. Union United Methodist Church has expanded to offer full-time options for children ages six weeks to two years of age, which began in August 2022. We are continuously growing our full day program; care for three year olds will be available in August 2023.

Union Day School has a reputation of being an outstanding preschool and kindergarten and this tradition continues with excellent staff and church support. Union Preschool now Union Day School has been named one of the “Best Private Schools” in our area.

She lives here in Irmo, with her husband and they have two daughters. Helen is well acquainted with Union’s Preschool and even did some class experience here for her degree. Helen comes to us from St. Michael’s Early Learning Center in Forrest Acres where she directed from 2017-2022 and grew their program both in number and community. Her love of God, priority of relationships and experience with children make her an ideal choice for this position.

2-3 year olds - 2/3/5 Days

MWF: $200 per month;  $130 annual supply fee

TTh: $180 per month;  $110 annual supply fee

M-F: $340 per month;  $160 annual supply fee

Check out some of the fun we have at Union Day School!
See updates for the 2023-2024 year below

Half Day Start & End Dates:

The first day of school is the day after Labor Day.

The last day of school is the Wednesday before Memorial Day.

Full Day Start & End Dates:

The new school year begins the day after Labor Day each year.

Children must be of class appropriate age by September 1st of each year.

For 2023-24 school year.

For 2023-24 school year.

For 2023-24 school year.

Infants (6 weeks by 9/1):

M-F: $870 per month;  $160 annual supply fee

Toddler Room (12 months by 9/1):

M-F: $870 per month;  $160 annual supply fee

Two's (24 months by 9/1):

M-F: $870 per month;  $160 annual supply fee

Three's (36 months by 9/1):

M-F: $870 per month;  $160 annual supply fee

Ready to sign up for our Half-day program?
Please fill out the forms below and send completed forms to Helen at Helen@unionirmo.org.

Please note: Spots will be offered based on the order in which they are received.