Sonshine Preschool


Sonshine Preschool registration is now open. Click here to register.

Sonshine Preschool at First United Methodist Church of Opelika
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 8:45 AM – 1:00 PM

As a ministry of First United Methodist Church, Sonshine Preschool focuses on laying a spiritual foundation while developing each unique child.

For details regarding our re-opening plan, click HERE!


Class sizes are small with a teacher and an assistant teacher in every classroom. Open house will be the Monday before school begins from 9:00-11:00. Our first full pre-school day will be the next day, Tuesday. We follow the Opelika City Schools calendar as closely as possible.

For the 2019 school year, Open House will be Tuesday, August 13th from 9:00-11:00. The first day of school will be Thursday August 15th.

Curriculum Goals

While we use Biblically-based, age-appropriate curriculum, experiences are provided to meet each child’s needs and stimulate learning in all developmental areas: physical. emotional, intellectual, and most importantly spiritual. Different levels of ability, development, and learning styles are expected, accepted, and used to design appropriate activities.

Registration & Enrollment

Children of families presently enrolled and members of First United Methodist are offered priority registration during the 2nd week of February. Open registration begins the 3rd week of February. Children must be the proper age for their class by September 2nd of the year for which they register. Four year olds must be potty trained.


The registration fee is $150 per child and is non-refundable. This covers all student supplies, a preschool t-shirt, and supplies for special events.

Rate for one child: $150 per month
Rate for second child: $140 per month.
Total for two children: $290 per month

For inquires, you may email our director, Drew Speakman at or call the church office at 334-745-7604


To learn more about us, or to ask us a question, fill out our form and we’ll be happy to get back to you!

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