At FLUM, all children and families--regardless of their race, creed, faith, or cultural background--are welcome to participate in our programs.

Information packets with a Parent Handbook, registration forms, and other information can be picked up at the Weekday Kids Office. Parents are invited to stop by to tour the classrooms and meet the teachers.

WEEKDAY KIDS

An outreach of Forest Lake United Methodist Church to the community, FLUM's Weekday Kids endeavors to enrich children’s lives with God’s love by providing a nurturing Christian environment and developmentally appropriate learning activities for the children in our care.

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OUR PHILOSOPHY & PRACTICE
  • All children deserve a chance to learn and all parents are entitled to the assurance that their child is being nurtured in a safe and loving environment.

  • We recognize that all children are individuals with different personalities and different rates of growth. 

  • We respect and promote these diversities in individuals, abilities, and experiences for all ages, infants through preschoolers and elementary through middle school grades. 

  • Our children are encouraged and guided in their development through play – a child’s work. This will include; art, music, physical activities, hands-on activities, social interaction, dramatic play, books and stories. Math and literacy skills are advanced through the mediums of play.

  • A daily schedule will be followed to provide a planned environment of developmentally appropriate learning activities and play to facilitate development of the “whole child.”

  • We endeavor to provide warm, sensitive, and affectionate teachers, care givers, and summer camp counselors and a positive environment to provide a predictable and consistent world away from home for our young ones.

 

WEEKDAY KIDS PROGRAM

  • Located at FLUM since 1996

  • Serving Children ages 6 weeks-Pre-K 4/5

  • Classes for Babies, Creepers, Tots, 2's, 3's, Pre-K 4/5

  • Open year-round 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday

  • Closed on major holidays

  • Staff to child ratios:  Infants 1:4; Tots 1:5; Two's 1:7; Preschool 1:8/9

  • Full-time staff:

    • 60% with two-year college, BS, and MS degrees, experience​

    • 40% will years of child care experience

  • Part-time Staff:  University students​

  • ALL staff have Health, Safety, and Child Development training hours

  • Curriculum includes developmentally appropriate learning activities,

  • Weekly themes, daily schedule, Chapel weekly for Preschool 3's/4's

  • Snacks provided AM and PM for 2's-4's; lunch not provided

  • WEE Camp for Pre-K includes field trips and summer fun activities added to daily classroom learning activities

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WEEKDAY KIDS FEES

  • Annual Registration  - $50

  • Annual Supply - $70

  • Summer Activity Fee for Pre-K 4/5 - $50

  • Full-time (5 d/wk) Monthly Tuition:

    • Infants, Creepers, Tots, 2​'s | $605 | 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

    • 3's & 4's | $580 | 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

  • Monthly Tuition Rates for 3 or 4 days per week for 3's, Pre-K 4/5​

  • 10% second-child discount for oldest child in all programs

 

MEET OUR STAFF

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Velma Williams

Director

BS, Home Economics, SIU

MS, Human Development and Family Studies, UA

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Janet Edwards

Assistant Director

BS, Social Science, UA

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Shundre' Nevels

Assistant Director

BS, Early Childhood Development & Consumer Sciences, UA

MA, Counseling Psychology, UWA

 

SUMMER CAMP

  • Located at FLUM since 1996

  • Serving children in the Tuscaloosa area entering 1st Grade – 7th Grade

  • Open 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., M-F, during summer school vacation

  • Directed by Janet Edwards with Assistant Camp Director on site with the children

  • University student counselors; Staff to Child Ratio – 1:8

  • Program includes: Daily Devotion, Arts and Crafts, Reading, Gym, Outdoor play, Skating, Vacation Bible School and Weekly trips for Bowling, Swimming, Movies, Shelby Park Water Play

  • Snacks provided AM and PM – Lunch not provided

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SUMMER CAMP FEES

  • Registration – $50

  • Daily Attendance – $30

  • Weekly Attendance – $100

  • Second Child discount for weekly attendance​

 

205.758.6623

205.343.9090

205.758.6669 (Fax)

Office Hours
Monday -Thursday | 8 am-5 pm
Friday | 8 am-4 pm

1711 4th Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

CONTACT US

Contact the Weekday Kids Office for more information.