Masthead a play based Christian curriculum which offers a safe and stimulating environment that is developmentally appropriate and strives to meet each child's individual needs.

Our Program Focuses on...

Children's Day Preschool is a Methodist program that provides a Christian loving environment for children from 3 to 6 years old. We strive to nourish healthy relationships with peers, high self esteem and individual independence, enhanced by a creative curriculum.

Our goal is to provide a safe, loving, creative and exciting environment for children. Our Christian-based curriculum provides a hands-on program, rich in cognitive and language development, that is based on individual needs and capabilities.

Our program offers a safe and stimulating setting that is developmentally appropriate, while engaging the children in their emerging Christian Beliefs. By virtue of our small adult-to-child ratio (1 to 8) each child receives maximum attention. This program encourages growth and interaction through a variety of exciting centers:

  • Self help and socialization skills
  • Math readiness
  • Reading readiness
  • Fine motor and writing skills
  • Large motor skills
  • Science
  • Developmentally and age appropriate centers
  • Shape & color recognition
  • Music and rhythm
  • Story time
  • Finger plays
  • Creative art
  • Cutting skills

Children's Day Preschool is a mission of the Wheat Ridge United Methodist Church. We are a non-profit organization run by Missi Erskine (Director) and governed by the Children's Day Preschool Council. For more information contact Missi Erskine.



Our Christian staff consists of loving, well trained professionals with years of combined Early Childhood Education. Our student to staff ratio is 8 to 1 or lower.

Missi Erskine

Director of Children's Day Preschool

Missi Erskine I am the Director and classroom teacher of Children’s Day Preschool. Our Preschool is licensed by the state and offers a two or three - ½ day program. Our program is a play-based curriculum and is a community outreach for the Wheat Ridge United Methodist Church. I have a 4-year degree along with Director certification. I also have 8 years experience in the Early Childhood field.

Ariel Taylor

Lead Teacher of Children's Day Preschool

Ariel Taylor I am the Lead teacher of Children’s Day Preschool. I have a 4 year degree and a masters in special education. I have 10 years of experience and moved to Colorado in 2015. Our preschool provides a curriculum where children have the opportunity to learn through hands-on experiences.



The two day a week tuition per month is $120.00. Three day a week tuition per month is $180.00.


Hours of Operation

Parents may choose to register their child for two or three days a week.



Registration is a three step process:

  1. Visit! Anytime we are open — no appointment necessary.
  2. Choose between the two or three day program:
    • two days a week for 3 year olds (must be 3 by October 1st)
    • three days a week for 4 year olds (must be 4 by October 1st)
  3. Choose the days of the week for school
    • Monday and Wednesday classes
    • Tuesday and Thursday classes
    • Friday class for children 4 years old.

Next Steps

  1. Print the registration form or pick one up at the Wheat Ridge United Methodist Church.
  2. Complete & return the registration form to the pre-school along with your registration fee.

Contact Us

For further information contact Director Missi Erskine:

  1. Monday-Friday 8-12 (mornings) at 303-422-3459.
  2. Evenings at 616-334-7042.
  3. Email inquiries to