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SPECIAL CLASS: Conscious Discipline for Parents

Dates: Sunday, May 19  (1 session) Time: 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Location:  Room 223 | Manchester UMC Leader:  Dr. Megan Whittemore, Certified Conscious Discipline Trainer Description:  Tough to get out of the door in the morning? How about getting through changes in routine?  Want to feel more connected to your child? Then this parenting worship…
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Circle of Friends Gears Up A New Year

Editor’s Note: With Pastor Greg away on renewal leave, we have guest writers throughout July. This week we welcome Renee Taylor, Circle of Friends Preschool Director. Hello Friends, The start of the school year is one of my favorite times. I love the sounds of students having fun and learning as they once again fill…
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Young Adult Happenings

Hey Church Family! Some of you may have noticed that I am spending a lot less time in the pulpit these days. That’s because I am digging deep into the position I was originally hired for—to work with, provide programming for, and to support young adults. I would like to update you on our Young…
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Program & Class Options

Circle of Friends Preschool serves children ages 1 to 5 through a variety of programming options. After reviewing our program and class options below, we invite you to schedule a tour to get a feel for our preschool and let us answer any questions you may have. FOUR & FIVE YEAR OLDS Our Fours &…
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Circle of Friends PALs

Parents As Leaders (PALs) is an opportunity for current Circle of Friends parents to serve as leaders in and provide support to the Circle of Friends community.  PALs will work closely with the Circle of Friends administration and staff to achieve annual goals in order to meet the current and future needs of Circle of…
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Portrait of Ellen Ewing, Circle of Friends Preschool

Ellen Ewing

Interim Director – Circle of Friends My name is Ellen Ewing and I am the Interim Director for Circle of Friends Preschool. I have a degree in English Literature from Washington University of St. Louis.  I have been involved in early childhood education as a teacher or volunteer for over a decade.  Prior to moving…
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Circle of Friends Preschool

Welcome! At Circle of Friends Preschool, we believe all children should have the opportunity to grow and learn to their fullest potential. In partnership with parents, we encourage young learners as they grow toward independence, confidence and responsibility. Our play-based classrooms use a child’s natural inclination to play as the method for learning and preparing for…
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Resources for Current Families

School Calendar Stay up to date with what’s happening at Circle of Friends Preschool! Learn more about Circle of Friends Preschool: About Circle of Friends Program/Class Options Parents as Leaders 2018-2019 Options & Fees 2019-2020 Options & Fees (NEW!) Registration & Enrollment Our Staff For more information or to speak with the preschool director, call 636.394.6867…
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We're Hiring

Employment Opportunities

Current Openings Circle of Friends Preschool Director Manchester UMC is searching for a full-time Director for its Circle of Friends Preschool. This role is the lead administrator of the school and is responsible for casting and implementing a vision that meets the needs of families and results in the preschool having a positive reputation within the…
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General Inclement Weather Policy

The Senior Pastor and Church Administrator are responsible for the decision to close Manchester UMC because of weather conditions. This includes morning, afternoon and evening activities for children, youth, and adults. The Church Administrator will work with the Director of Communications to ensure the closing is communicated to all concerned persons. MUMC employees are responsible…
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Openings for Substitute Teachers for Circle of Friends Preschool

Circle of Friends Preschool at Manchester UMC is looking for someone to join our team of excellent teachers as a Substitute Teacher. We offer a play-based educational experience for children ages 1-5, emphasizing not just academics, but also social and emotional growth. We seek to help our students learn and grow in independence, self confidence, and…
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About Circle of Friends

Circle of Friends Preschool is an outreach of Manchester United Methodist Church. The school is located on the lower level of the main church building near the intersection of Highway 141 and Manchester Road in Manchester, Missouri. Circle of Friends Preschool is open to all faiths and traditions. While families do not need to attend…
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2018-2019 Options & Fees

We encourage you to schedule a tour in order to get a feel for our school and let us answer any questions you may have. When you have made your decision for the 2018-2019 school year, we would be delighted to register your child in person at the Preschool Welcome Desk. Circle of Friends Preschool…
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