University UMC

Day School

About Us

The University United Methodist Church Day School was started in 1960 with an enrollment of 10 students, consisting of six 5 year olds and four 4 year olds. Other classes have been added through the years, and a curriculum has been developed for each age group. The program was expanded to include full time day care in February of 1976.

Although the Day School is operated under the auspices of the University United Methodist Church, it is non-denominational in its teaching. Any religious instruction is within the context of the Christian faith.

UUMC, in organizing the weekday school, recognizes and accepts its opportunity for the Christian education of the young child by providing a Christian environment for his care, and a teaching learning situation in which the child will enrich his life spiritually and afford him a good readiness program for formal education in the elementary schools. The curriculum includes art and creative activities, story time, singing and music, games, science, discussion, and supervised play in and out of doors.

We have designed our program to help the child find a comfortable, contributing place in a group situation, to feel his own worth and the worth of others as children of God, and to consider the developmental needs of the individual child.

The Day School is a Type III licensed center, and as such must meet the minimum requirements established by the State of Louisiana.


Our Philosophy 


For more than 50 years, University United Methodist Day School has strived to form close relationships with each child in our care, and their families. We see each child as a unique individual with a great capacity to learn and able to make positive contributions to those around him or her. We strive to provide an environment where children and families from different cultural backgrounds feel welcomed and accepted. Our goal as a center is to provide children with a rich environment where they feel safe to explore, initiate learning, and feel free to express themselves.


Classes Available

Infants 6wks-1yr.

Full Time Tuition: $675/month


1 -2 year olds

Full Time Tuition: $650/month

2 - 3 year olds

Full Time Tuition for 2 Year Old Classrooms: $625/month

Full Time Tuition for 3 Year Old Classrooms: $600/month


4 year olds

Full Time Tuition: $580/month



Part Time Tuition (7-12:30):

Part Time Tuition is M-F 1/2 day or all day MWF

Rate for All Students: $450/month



What are the hours of operation?

Our hours are from 7:00am-5:30pm. Drop off is allowed from 7:00-9:00am. After 9, no child will be allowed to enter a classroom without a doctor’s excuse.

If a child is not picked up by 5:30pm, you will be charged a $1 penalty for every minute you are late. After the 3rd offense it will increase to $5/minute.


What is the holiday schedule?

UUMDS honors the following holidays and will be closed:

Labor Day: September 2, 2024

Thanksgiving: November 28-29, 2024

Christmas: December 24-26, 2024

New Year: December 31, 2024 & January 1, 2025

MLK Day: January 20, 2025

Mardi Gras: March 4, 2025

Good Friday: April 18, 2025

Memorial Day: May 26, 2025

Juneteenth: June 19, 2025

Independence Day: July 4, 2025


What are the registration fees?

There is a registration fee of $100/child for the Fall session with a supply/curriculum fee of $50 for all children and a Summer session registration fee of $50/child.

In total, registration for Summer only is $50, Fall only is $150, and registration for Summer AND Fall is $200.


What is the payment schedule?

Monthly tuition is due on the 1st of each month.

If tuition is not paid by the 8th, you will be charged a $25 late fee.

If tuition is not paid by the 15th, your child will not be able to come to school until your balance is paid in full.


How to get in contact with the school?

The Day School telephone number is 337.478.4347.

In case of emergency and no one answers the Day School office line, please contact the Church office at 337.477.2003.