Director's corner

Welcome Back to Ourday!

The Church of Messiah congregation and the Ourday staff would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our new families as well as to those families that are returning this fall.   We appreciated seeing many parents at orientation!  This year I shared my vacation journey of camping two weeks in Nova Scotia and how new adventures affect us all.  For parents, preschool may be a new adventure, giving your child their first school with new trusted adults, a large building to navigate, learning about sharing with other parents and children.  My journey included a hike on Rim Trail overlooking Cape Breton on the Atlantic Ocean where my 15 year old grandson, Jack, helped me to make it 3.2 miles out and back to the parking area.  Your child’s new friends and Ourday teachers offer support and encouragement that assist many new adventures in learning, physical skills, and importantly social skills.  First experiences are important to develop confidence in accomplishing the task at hand, small or large.  The best moment of my trip was having Jack to encourage me to finish the hike.

When the parents begin opening night at orientation, the teachers will be sharing the news of the fall preschool activities.  Ourday children really have some fun beginning activities like:  getting to know each other as first classmates at school and staff getting to know about your family; hiking at Heritage Park Day Camp, celebrating at the Halloween costume parade, and beginning to learn how to be part of a class of friends.  Please always keep in touch with staff and feel invited to visit my office for any questions or resource about early childhood education.  We are here to serve you in the important task of raising young children.

Church of Messiah United Methodist is offering a FALL family activity for all ages:  FALL FEST, OCT 13TH AT LYND’S FRUIT FARM, 3-6 pm, and families will be able to cook hot dogs, s’mores, and enjoy hayrides.  Ourday families are invited.


Charity Monroe, Ourday Director

Ourday first opened it’s doors in October of 1979. In celebration of our director’s 40 years here, the outdoor classroom has been named after her.

Ourday first opened it’s doors in October of 1979. In celebration of our director’s 40 years here, the outdoor classroom has been named after her.


What's happening

  • Oct. 2nd & 3rd: Park Days @ Heritage Park

  • Oct. 13th: 3pm -6pm @ Lynd’s Fruit Farm Church of the Messiah Fall Fest

  • Oct. 17th & 18th: NO SCHOOL COTA Day

  • Oct. 30th & 31st: Halloween Parade 9:15am


CHAPEL overview

October Memory Verse: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid… for the Lord your God goes with you.”

  • Oct. 7th & 8th: Daniel and the Lions Daniel 6:1-23

  • Oct. 14th & 15th: Gideon at Battle Genesis 1:20-25

  • Oct. 21st & Oct. 22nd: Miriam Exodus 1:22-2:10

  • Oct. 28th & 29th: Hezekiah 2 Chronicles 32: 1-23


Welcome new 2019-2020 families!

It’s registration time again!

The pre-enrollment form for the 2019 - 2020 school year is at the bottom of this page. Please call for availability of classes.


Ourday Preschool, established in 1979, is dedicated to providing a quality preschool program in a Christian environment and supporting families in the important years of early childhood.

Christian Faith

Ourday Preschool is owned by the Church of the Messiah United Methodist Church and is open to all children in the community. The staff creates a Christian environment. The children say a prayer or blessing before lunch. The children celebrate Christmas and Christian holidays. The Ourday Christmas program includes the story of the birth of the Baby Jesus and Christmas carols. The Ourday staff represents the church in transforming Christian love into action by caring for and teaching children.

Program Information

  • Smaller ratios: Two teachers with only 12 -14 children in each class

  • Education: Teachers with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, participating in continuing education classes.

  • Specialists: Degreed teachers in physical education, music, and art

  • More time to learn, more time for fun.

  • Serving preschoolers ages 2.5 through 5 years old from 9am to 1pm.

Ourday offers preschool classes for children 2.5 to 5 years of age.  Most children come two or three mornings per week.  We have two teachers in every classroom of 10-14 children.  One of the special things about Ourday Preschool is our four hour morning program.  In addition to their classroom experiences, the children have music, gym, and art classes. 

email: phone: 614.882.4416