Bright Beginnings Weekday Education Programs


First UMC has a variety of weekday education programs.  Check below to see how we help children of all ages grow and learn.  For more detailed information, please see the Bright Beginnings website at


Congratulations Bright Beginnings Christian Preschool!

Bright Beginnings was recognized as the best preschool in Dayton by The Dayton Magazine for 2016.  They are once again a finalist for for 2017!  They will participate in a November 15, 2016 event at Dayton Convention Center that spotlighted the best of Dayton for a variety of businesses.  Attendees will have an opportunity to vote between the top three organizations in each category to pick The Best of Dayton.  If you are interested in attending, please contact Kim Crosen.   


Bright Beginnings Christian Preschool

offers a curriculum that encourages growth of the “whole” child.  Classes are offered for 3, 4 and 5 year olds.  In addition, we provide an enrichment program for students attending kindergarten and Kids Morning Out for ages 18 – 36 months.  Additional enrichment classes are offered through our Lunch Bunch program which allows students to extend their pre-school day to experience a variety of classes in subjects such as Spanish, art and soccer.  


Active Christian Exploration (A.C.E.)

is a before and after school program for school-aged children.  A.C.E. focuses on  the “whole” child through a variety of center-based activities that help explore God’s world.  Transportation to and from Springboro schools is included.


Summer Creation Camps

are offered each summer.  The camps are geared at enriching and expanding a child’s summer experience of exploring God’s world through various activities including art, games, science, cooking and field trips.

Please see “Creation Camps” under Events tab.


 If you are interested learning more about Bright Beginnings, A.C.E. or Creation Camps, please contact Kim Crosen to get information on the preschool and to arrange a tour.  Many classes for the 2017/2018 school year are full but we are always happy to talk about our class offerings and discuss availability.  If you are interested in learning more, please contact us as soon as possible. Kim can be reached at or 748-2612.  The website for the programs can be found at