Christian Beginnings Preschool & Kindergarten

It is the purpose of the Duluth First United Methodist Church to minister to our congregation and our community by providing an early learning program for children ages 1 through 5 years and their parents. We strive to support the development of sound basic social and spiritual skills; a love of learning; and an appreciation of self, others, and God's world in a loving, Christian environment.

Welcome to Christians Beginnings!

It is the purpose of the Duluth First United Methodist Church to minister to our congregation and our community by providing an early learning program for children ages 1 through 5 years and their parents. We strive to support the development of sound basic social and spiritual skills; a love of learning; and an appreciation of self, others, and God's world in a loving, Christian environment.


Your child will have fun and make friends while attending our accredited, award winning school:

  • “Best of Gwinnett” award in 2017, 2018 and 2019;
  • “Gwinnett Daily Post Reader’s Choice" award in 2019.

We hope you will come join us!  If you know of anyone looking for a wonderful preschool, please send him or her our way.


For more information, please contact Leslie Yokeley by e-mail at lyokeley@duluthumc.org or Pat Szathmary at pszathmary@duluthumc.org or 770-497-1743.


Registration forms for the 2020-2021 school year are available by clicking on Christian Beginnings Preschool & Kindergarten Registration Forms.

Christian Beginnings Nu-Beez Program

The Christian Beginnings Preschool & Kindergarten's “Nu-Beez” program is an opportunity being offered at Duluth First UMC.  This ministry, for children ages 6 weeks – 11 months, is available from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays, or a combination of two days during the Christian Beginnings school year.  For more information, please contact Pat Szathmary, Assistant Director of Christian Beginnings, by e-mail at pszathmary@duluthumc.org or call the Christian Beginnings office at 770-497-1743.