Why choose


  • Individualized Care
  • Play-Based Learning
  • Low Ratios
  • Indoor Gross Motor Space
  • Music and Motor Development Classes
  • 3 Large Play Areas Outside
  • Children's Chapel Every Month


"We have been so grateful for the experiences our two children have had at CUMNS Kids. We have always felt confident..."

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our school

We'll take care of your kids!

CUMNS KIDS is a weekday ministry of Castleton United Methodist Church. We offer programs for children from six weeks of age through PreK. Our school was formed in 1968 and has been accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) since 1988. All of our staff members are trained in CPR, First Aid, Conscious Discipline, and developmentally appropriate practice for each age group.

Our Philosophy

Castleton United Methodist Church is dedicated to providing quality ministry and care to all children and their families without regard for socio-economic, racial or religious background. We strive to demonstrate the love of Christ to children and their families through our Children’s ministries and our mission outreach within our local community and around the world.

Our Mission

At CUMNS Kids, our mission is to provide all children with developmentally appropriate learning experiences in a nurturing Christian environment. We value the development of the whole child and will provide opportunities for growth socially, emotionally, physically, and cognitively. By nurturing self-esteem, responsibility, independence, and creativity, we hope that our children will be ready to successfully meet the challenges that lie ahead of them.

Our Programs

We offer a flexible schedule for children from 6 weeks old to PreKindergarten year round. We have a minimum contract for 9:00a-3:00p, 2 days a week.