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 in both 2016 and 2017!  The preschool offers thanks to the church for all of your support and love!  Kim Crosen would also like to thank the wonderful Bright Beginnings teachers and staff who love and nurture the children as their own and help them grow and develop socially, emotionally, physically, intellectually and spiritually.  Our church should be proud of the incredible impact the preschool is having in the community!


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.


Bright Beginnings registration for the 2018-2019 school year is now open.  Please contact  Kim Crosen as soon as possible to get information on the preschool and to arrange a tour prior to registering.  Kim can be reached at 748-2612 or  The website for the programs can be found at