Preschool Association

"Helping weekday preschools flourish"

Welcome to North Georgia Preschool Directors' Association


Dear Weekday School Directors,

The North Georgia Conference Directors Association has been in existence for over 30 years. It includes directors who serve not only in United Methodist Churches but also in churches from other denominations in the North Georgia area. We invite you to become an annual member!

We believe that we can help each other with information about good practices, offer fellowship with others who are experiencing similar challenges, and gain access to quality training experiences for ourselves and our teaching staff. Our goal is to foster great programs in all church schools.

Director meetings are held four times during the school year. You will enjoy the opportunity to discuss such topics as: management policies, recruiting and staffing issues, best practices in early childhood, financial issues, registration and tuition practices, and support for the families of preschool children. Frequently we enlist speakers on these
subjects who can share innovative ideas in our congenial setting. The opportunity to share information with experienced directors is invaluable and the fellowship with other church-
based professionals can support you in a stressful ministry.

We hope that you will join our association for the upcoming school year. The dues are just $25. We are attaching the Annual Membership Application Form. If you have any questions, please contact our co-presidents, Adele Harrison, 770-939-6036 or or Emily Howard, 404-373-3367 or

We also encourage you to pursue certification for your preschool as a ‘Program of Excellence’ through the process we have established. Application forms for the certification process will be available on the website, as well as a list of procedures. In
addition, our Recertification chairs, Angie Mayo and Lindsey Jarrett, will contact all schools that are up for re-certification this year.

We hope that you will get involved in this great organization. You’ll learn something at every meeting and make new friends too!

Sally Kramer
Membership Chairperson
North Georgia Conference Directors Association


Our next meeting will be held at

Bethlehem FUMC 

We are happy to welcome back Cindy McNeil. She will be presenting 
"Strengthening Georgia Families: An Effective Approach to Supporting Families and Communities".

Please RSVP directly to Lizzy Sheffield (

Bethlehem FUMC
709 Christmas Ave
Bethlehem, GA 30620


Please note that we will alternate between Wednesday and Thursday meetings to try and accommodate everyone's schedules.


Preschool Resources



Sample Forms