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UCC Preschool Academy is designed to meet the needs of the UCC church body and local community by sharing the mission to partner with families to help build a Spiritual foundation for children that will enable them to become fully devoted followers of Christ, as well as life- long learners. Our purpose is to provide children the opportunity not only to attend preschool but to attend one that teaches Christian values.  Our goal at UCC Preschool Academy is to minister to the whole child, and our individual objectives are derived from the “Kansas Early Learning” standards as well as child development milestones. We are a Christ-centered licensed preschool with an Academic focus that engages children in active learning.

  • At UCC Preschool Academy we enroll children ages 2.5-5 years 
  • Our regular classes run 9 am - 1 pm Monday through Thursday.
  • We offer 2, 3, & 4 day options for specific age groups
  • Additionally,  we offer extended days from 1-3 pm for an additional fee.
  • We know individualized attention is important! That's why we staff our classrooms to keep a low child/teacher ratio! 
  • There is a non-refundable one time registration fee per family to hold your child’s spot.

Meet our Director 
Kristi Plummer | 

I am so excited that you are considering our faith- based preschool as the place for your child to grow and learn, and I look forward to collaborating with you in the beginning stages of your child's education!  
We look forward to all that God will do as we work together to build a foundation for your child's future.  Please feel free to call, email, or stop by the preschool office to ask questions or set up a tour of our program.

More Kristi facts:
  • Director at UCC Preschool Academy since May of 2013. 
  • My husband Randy and I have been married since 1982 and we have four children and six grandchildren. We both came from the Wichita area but have lived in Manhattan and attended UCC since 1996.
  • I received my Bachelor degree at Manhattan Christian College in 2007, and my Master’s degree in Early Childhood Studies at Walden University in 2012. I have been in the early childhood field for 20+ years; seven of those as a home childcare provider, one as a childcare licensing surveyor for the Riley County Health Dpt, five as an early childhood Educator for the Health Dpt, and I’ve been the childcare center director here at UCCPA since 2013.      
  • I have had a passion for working with children since as far back as I can remember and worked as a Para Educator for about 7 years with elementary and middle school aged children. It was after my third child that I felt called to the early childhood field and never turned back. I believe that the early years play an integral part in forming the foundation that each child needs to succeed in school and beyond. UCCPA is unique in that, we not only prepare them academically, but we develop them socially, emotionally, AND Spiritually.