Southern Pines United Methodist Church
PHONE:  910-692-3518
FAX:        910-692-5875                                                                                                                                              

I Believe in Children...

I believe in childen--little ones, big ones, chubby and thin ones.  There is faith in their eyes, love in their touch, hope in their attitude.  I thrill with them at life's joys, run with them through tall grasses, bow with them in worship, and hold them close in tragedy.  I believe in children--the fragile dream of yesterday, life's radiant reality today, and the vibrant stuff of tomorrow.  Yes, I believe in children, for wherever I go, to mountain village, industrial center, or open country, I find yesterday's children who are nurtured in the things of Christ at work in the building of the Kingdom of God. 

-Author Unknown- 

Purpose and Philosophy

Little People Loving and Learning has been developed in order to provide a safe and nurturing atmosphere where young children can grow and explore as individuals. 

We are committed to empowering children by teaching and modeling Christian love and values while promoting self respet and respect for others.  We will provide developmentally appropriate activities designed to stimulate learning of skills necessary for entering kindergarten.

Through whole group activities, small groups, center time and individual attention we plan for chiclren to thrive in a hands-on environment where exploration and creativity are encouraged.  We value the power of play and respect the importance of a strong, well balanced curriculum. 

​We would love to hear from you!  For more information, please contact Director Erin Shore at 


Our program is open to any child ages 1-5 provided that the preschool can appropriately meet the needs of that child.  We have four classes:  1 year old, 2 year old, 3 year old, 4 year old, and PreK class.  Children will be placed in the appropriate class based on age and individual development.  1 year olds come two days each week.  2 year olds come three days each week.  3 and 4 year olds and PreK come five days each week. 

Little People Loving and Learning Preschool