Cumberland United Methodist Church
2262 George Owen Rd.
Fayetteville NC 28306


The mission of Cumberland UMC Preschool is to provide quality early childhood education and care that will nurture our students spiritually, academically and socially in an environment where Jesus Christ and His Kingdom are placed first.  We strive to develop well rounded children who are happy, secure, confident, and eager to learn.  The preschool has remained true to those standards, strengthening them as the program expanded.  Cumberland Preschool functions as a ministry to the community on behalf of Cumberland United Methodist Church.  Established in 2000, Cumberland United Methodist Preschool was founded by a small group of dedicated church members who recognized the need for a quality church-based preschool in the surrounding community.  The preschool is designed to provide children with age appropriate learning experiences that will enhance their continuing growth and development.  Children are involved each day in planned learning activities using the curriculum High Reach Learning that is designed to provide the basic academic and intellectual habits and skills required for success in secondary school.  The preschool offers programs that are designed for children age two, three, and four years old.  Cumberland Preschool is a four-hour day, 9AM – 1PM, preschool program, serving the Fayetteville, Cumberland County, and surrounding areas.
Cumberland United Methodist Church Preschool Director

Connie Wirt was born and raised in Missouri and graduated from Missouri State University (Springfield) with Bachelor of Science degrees in Marketing and in Management and a minor in Communications.  She has a daughter and son who are in the 10th and 7th grades at Village Christian Academy.  She is a volunteer coach for the Fayetteville Parks and Recreation.  Connie founded Cumberland UMC Preschool Program with two other teachers in August of 2000.  This is her 11th year as the Preschool Director.  She and her family are members of Cumberland UMC where she is on the Board of Trustees and Cumberland UMC Preschool Board of Directors.  Connie is certified by the American Heart Association in CPR, AED, and the EPI Pen.

From Left to Right; Front Row:  Inge Trezza, Cynthia Free, Gini Baker,  Paula Gardner, and Teresa Garris

From Top to Bottom; Stairs:  Connie Wirt, Noelle Martin, Ale Britton, Laura McIntosh, and Renae England