Preschool Closing

The Mittineague Methodist Community Preschool will temporarily close beginning on Tuesday, March 17 through Friday, March 27, 2020. This decision has been made after obtaining information from the Department of Early Education and Care, the Center for Disease Control, and the local Boards of Health. This is a voluntary closing in order to support “social distancing” which professionals have stated will help control the spread of COVID-19. Our first priority continues to be the safety of the children, families and our staff members. At this time please be aware there have been no illnesses reported to MMPS and this is a strictly preventative decision.
On Friday, March 27, we will reevaluate the situation and a decision will be made as to when we will resume our normal schedule. We continue to monitor the situation and will make an informed decision in the best interest of our community. Please feel free to reach out to the director with questions and concerns via e-mail at Please continue to access MMPS’s Facebook page and website at for further information.

Mittineague Methodist Community Preschool


Wow!  50 years of providing a high quality educational environment for children in the West Springfield area.  Sometimes I wonder what those Methodist women were thinking!  We are so fortunate for their acts of Christian love back then.

The MMCP is still going strong, thanks to the hard work of all those people who could see a way forward back in 1968.  Today the preschool provides high quality education to over 60 children.  I’ve had the pleasure of observing their work, their compassion, their love for the children in our community.

It takes a lot to make a school like this happen.  Our congregation provides the foundation, through their generosity of time and money.  We believe that this school is one of the most important missions of Christian service for our congregation.  In late summer the church sexton(s) and volunteers work to clean and refurbish the school.  There’s endless hours of cleaning, painting and repairing.  As they finish and areas the teachers and administrative staff seem to swoop in to put their finishing touches on each classroom.  On opening day, they are all there, greeting each tiny smiling (and sometimes crying) face, reassuring the parents of our commitment to their children.

It gives me so much joy to have this facility as a part of our church.  Please watch for updates as we plan and announce celebration activities to honor those who brought this wonderful school from a dream into reality.

Pastor Rick



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