Shandon Preschool and Kindergarten

Welcome From Our Director


We’re happy you’re in interested in Shandon Preschool and Kindergarten, a ministry by and for Shandon United Methodist Church members and the community. The program was developed in response to the need for high-quality childcare in the Columbia area and accepts children ages six weeks to five years.

Shandon Preschool and Kindergarten is operated under the supervision of the Director, Carla Graf and Assistant Director, Amber Sims. Each classroom is staffed with a lead teacher and an associate teacher all of whom are dedicated, caring and highly professional. Continuing education requirements are a priority for all staff members as they are committed to personal and professional growth and development.

Shandon Preschool and Kindergarten is under the guidance of a Board of Directors. The Board is responsible to Shandon UMC’s Church Council.

Learn Through Play

Shandon United Methodist Preschool and Kindergarten, in continuous operation since 1952, strongly believes that children learn through play and supports the idea that the early formative years are crucial to optimum development.

Hours of Operation

Part Time:
Monday-Friday beginning in late August through the third week of May, 9:00 am–12:00 pm

Early Morning Care (EMC):
Opens at 7:45 am each day

Extended Care (EC):
12:00-4:00 pm each day
Part-time infant room closes at 12:00 pm each day

Full-time Program:
Monday-Friday, 7:30 am–5:30 pm year round