Aldersgate Playschool

Aldersgate Playschool has served as a ministry of Aldersgate United Methodist Church since 1973. We are a children’s ministry to teach God’s love for each of us and to help the children grow socially, intellectually, and learn to respect themselves and others. We are obligated to provide a happy, safe, and clean Playschool. Each child will receive nurturing love, a smile and a listening ear each day.

Playschool Classes

Playschool creates a fun and safe environment where your child matures and grows spiritually, emotionally, cognitively, and socially. Our activity centers create a “play” environment where the children learn to stretch their imaginations and develop their self-confidence while learning to respect each other. Children learn through play. Each classroom has a teacher and assistant in the room at all times. Each class has an assigned time for outside play on the playground or in bad weather in the gym. Aldersgate Playschool classes provide experiences that meet children’s needs and stimulate learning in all developmental areas – physical, social, emotional, language, and intellectual.


Registration happens each year around the first week of March. It is on a first come first serve basis. For more information or to tour the school, call the Playschool Director at 704-418-3620, 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM Monday through Friday, or leave a message at the Playschool office at 704-487-5216.

Classes offered
Infants: 3 months to 9 months
Older Infants: 12 months by Aug 31
Toddlers: 1 to 2 years old
Two’s: Two years old by Aug 31
Two/Three’s: These are some twos that are older and threes that are younger and not potty trained.
Three’s: Three years old by Aug 31 and are potty trained
Younger Fours: Four years old by Aug 31
Older Fours: Some in this class are older fours and fives


Tuition is paid in nine monthly installments, beginning in September and ending in May. Tuition per month is based on the number of days a child attends per week. All tuition is due in the director’s office by the 10th of the month.

Rates are subject to change, please check with the Playschool office if you have any questions.

Starting this year there will be a $40 program and operations fee that will be collected at the beginning of each semester.

Our current rates as of September 2024:

3 days: $200

4 days: $235

5 days: $270

Playschool Schedule

Playschool operates 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Monday through Friday from September through May.
We establish our yearly calendar that follows the public school closings for Christmas and Easter holidays.

Special Events and Activities

Orientation before the first day of Playschool.

Weekly Chapel Time

Trunk or Treat

Holiday Pizza Parties

Open House

Christmas Art Show

Pancake Breakfast at Easter

Children’s Sunday

End of Year/Graduation program

Registration Form

Click the link to download the  Registration Form 2024