Methodist Day School
A Happy Place to Learn
Our comprehensive and holistic early childhood program, provides the environment and tools your child needs to thrive to the best of their abilities.
When we expose children to various learning experiences, diverse friendships, and a challenging curriculum in a safe and loving environment we afford them an opportunity to gain self-awareness and a sense of the world around them.
Once they leave Methodist Day School, they are fully prepared for the next stage of their young lives.
Our Educational Programs
Classes are based on the child's age as of September 1.
Children in our Pre-K3 program are just beginning to explore friendships. Social and emotional development is at the core of our Pre-K3 curriculum. This is the age where we learn to interact appropriately with peers, develop personal skills and broaden our independence.
In Pre-K3, we will begin letter and number recognition, learn shapes and colors, reinforce rote counting, listen to and repeat simple rhymes, expand vocabulary and so much more. Our academic work is play-based, hands-on learning scaled to your individual child's level.
Our loving staff will foster your child in developing a feeling of security, independence, self worth and belonging. The students will participate daily in songs, prayers and Bible Stories that will nurture their relationship with God and grow an awareness of the Bible.
In Pre-K4, our teachers use a challenging, yet fun curriculum carefully designed to engage students in learning across a broad spectrum. While working and playing alongside their classmates, your child will develop cooperative play skills that will allow them to be successful with the structure and nature of a group setting.
Our students become emergent readers through phonics and holistic literary opportunities. They become writers and artists while participating in activities designed to foster creativity. They become mathematicians, engineers and scientists while exploring nature and being challenged by daily STEM activites. Although we are guiding our students to be strong learners and to perform at their optimal level, we are a play-based school using carefully chosen lessons and activities by experienced staff.
Interwoven in our strong academic program are daily Bible stories and enrichment activities. These activities help students to understand their connection to God and His creations in their everyday lives.
Children have the opportunity to participate in a variety of special programs including art, music, library visits, STEM, gardening, and cooking.
All classes participate in weekly chapel with the church pastor. Our pastor uses this time to expand on our weekly Bible stories and lessons. Chapel is a fun time for the children to dive a bit deeper into the Bible each week.
Methodist Day School Team
Loving, Highly Trained, State Certified
As our Director, Stephanie Randall is committed to helping children explore and learn in a loving, Christian, hands-on environment. Nothing brings her more happiness than seeing the growth and evolution of our students as they learn and grow in their academics and relationships. She has 20 years experience in Early Childhood Education.
Mrs. Oakley was a kindergarten special education teacher in TISD for 16 years. She has been with Methodist Day School for 8 years. With her kind, patient heart your child will thrive.
Mrs. Cooper has a Bachelor's Degree from Grand Canyon University. She many years of experience with Pre-Kindergartens. She worked at our Parent's Day Out, served for 3 years as a as a Paraprofessional and Life-Skills Aide at Terrell ISD and Kindergarten Teacher at Quinlan ISD.
Mrs. Tracy has an Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education and over 30 year experience in the preschool classroom. Her experience and knowledge is a huge asset to our team.
Mrs. Kines is a blessing to Methodist Day School. Her enthusiasm and love for the Lord brings a positive energy to our school.
This is Mrs. Vandveers first year teaching. She is excited to see what the school year holds. With a nurturing personality and hands-on approach towards learning, we are thrilled to have Mrs. Vandaveer as a part of our team. Her commitment to childhood education makes them the perfect fit.
Mrs. Stewart has been with Methodist Day School for 6 years. She loves watching the children grow each year and seeing their sweet smiles. She genuinely cares for each family in our program.
PreK Floating Aide
Mrs. Norton has 2 young children and a hardworking spirit. She is eager to get to meet each of your children.
Mrs. Bunch has lived in Terrell her entire life. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from Texas A&M in commerce and has taught Spanish to preschoolers here in Terrell for many years.
Mrs. Hunt is a certified educator who taught for many years at public school and served as a Kinder teacher and Director here at Methodist Day School. Now in her retirement she enjoys leading our gardening class in the fall for the Pre-K4 students
Mrs. Cole is a blessing to students and staff at Methodist Day School of Terrell. Her musical talents and love for the children shine through in the student's performances throughout the year.
Mrs. Craig brings extensive experience and a kind spirit to our program. Her gentle nature is a blessing to the children and the program.