Our History

Kids Depot, formerly the First United Methodist Preschool (FUMP), was founded by the First United Methodist Church in September 1971. It was established to provide childcare in a loving and accepting environment as part of the church's outreach ministry in downtown Madison.

Through the years, the center has provided care to hundreds of children from all ethnic, religious, and socio-economic groups. Each child is loved, respected, and encouraged to maintain his or her individuality. The teachers are experienced in early childhood education. They provide a day, which combines their best teaching techniques and concern for each child with a loving, peaceful and happy environment.

In 1989, the center became accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). In 1992, 1996, 1999 and 2003 the center was reviewed and accreditation renewed. In its new home at Calvary Gospel Church, and under its new name, Kids Depot Childcare Center, the same accreditation will be pursued.