Arroyo Grande United Methodist Children's Center

Children's Center Upcoming Events


80th Harvest Festival Parade
September 23, 2017

8:30am check-in. Arrive no later than 9am. Thank you for showing your school spirit and wearing your AGUMCC T-shirt in the 80th Harvest Parade. Also, bring a hat, water, and possible snacks. Last year it was a bit hot. Enter from Brisco St. then drive south on West Branch Street. There is a dirt parking area off of Old Ranch Rd for you to leave your car, then walk south on the dirt path next to the West Branch Road towards Bank of America. Bring something for your child to ride; a trike, scooter, a wagon, or a stroller. Flier.

10th Annual Family Fun Day
October 14, 2017

11am-1:30pm. COME JOIN US! Games, Face Painng, Bounce Houses, Veggie Stand, Pumpkin Patch, Tri-Tip BBQ, Trike-a-Thon and more. Special Guest: Smoke Bear with Cal Fire of San Luis Obispo County Fire SLO Ambulance Service Demo. Flier.





Completed Events

In reverse chronological order (most recent first)

Week of Welcome

June 19-23, 2017. See the Flyer for complete details.

End-of-the-Year Picnic

Thursday, June 15, 2017, 12pm Noon. Place: AGUMCC Courtyard. Instead of packing a lunch for your child, bring an item to the Pot Luck Picnic to share. And bring something to sit on. Minimum Day Schedule. Remember to "Sign Out" your Child/Children. Flyer.

Acknowledgement and Promotion Program

Thursday, June 15, 2017, 6:30pm. Place: First United Methodist Church. This is an ALL school event. Children must arrive by 6:15pm, in their classrooms. Show your school spirit and wear your AGUMCC T-shirt. A reception will follow the ceremony in Criswell Hall. Please sign up to bring refreshments. The Sign Up Sheet is on the Sign in/Out Table. Flyer.

School Closed

Friday, June 15, 2017. Staff development.

2017 Golf Tournament

Saturday, June 10, 2017, 9am Check-In. Join a Golf Tournament at the Trilogy Monarch Dunes Challenge Golf Course on Saturday, June 10, 2017 to support Arroyo Grande United Methodist Children’s Center (AGUMCC). Our goal is to raise $3,000 to improve our outdoor playground. Show your support by participating at this fun event. Individual golf registration is $65, which includes a round of golf at the challenge course, a golf cart, and a buffet lunch at the Monarch Grill. Registration deadline is May 20, 2017. You can also share your business and be a sponsor of the event! Flier - Details/Registration - Sponsorships. Thank yous and photos..

Children’s Center Sunday Art Show & Silent Auction
April 30, 2017

Want a keepsake from your child’s art experience at AGUMCC? Get your bidding number from Ms. Maddy in the office. Place a bid on the bidding sheet in your child’s classroom. Track your number on the bidding sheet to watch how it’s stands during the Silent Auction process. Details...

Positive Discipline Course

Tuesday evenings 6-8pm, March 7 through April 11, 2017. Feel more confident as a parent, caregiver, or teacher. Raise a child that is responsible, respectful, and resourceful. Learn practical methods for resolving challenging behaviors. "I really appreciated how the instructors showed how to implement the strategies with the kids and what to say." Registration deadline is February 24, 2017. Flier/Form.

Pizza and Rain Gutter Regatta Races

Friday, February 24, 2017. The evening will start at 6:30PM, with dinner, and the races will beginning around 7:00 PM. This event will help the staff raise funds needed to attend the "California Association for the Education of Young Children" (CAEYC) conference in Pasadena. Flyer. Entry Form.

Parents Night Out

January 28, 2017. This is a community event. Enjoy an evening to get errands done or have a date night while your child spends a fun evening with the AGUMCC Staff. Deadline to register is Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. Flier and Registration Form.

See Candy Winter Fundraiser

Order deadline is December 2nd
Help the AGUMCC Staff go to conference in March 2017. Check out the See's Candy Winter Fundraiser Order Form. Dead Line to order is Friday, December 2nd. Candy will be available for pick up by Friday, December 16th. Order Form.

Pennies for Turkeys

Last Collection Day is November 23rd
AGUMCC Community Service Project 2016. It's time to collect your pennies and spare change to help the needy families in our community. Did you know that for every $1 you give it has a value of $10 at the Food Pantry? Place your spare change in this collection canister in your child's classroom by Wed., Nov. 23. 100% of your contribution will be given to the Five Cities Christian Women's Food Pantry. Our goal this year is to raise $200. Thank you for your support.

9th Annual Family Fun Day

Saturday, October 8, 2016, 11am-1:30pm
COME JOIN US! Games, Face Painng, Bounce Houses, Pumpkin Patch, Tri-Tip BBQ, Games, Trike-a-Thon and more! Special Guest: FREE Car Seat Safety Check by the San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department. Flier and Sponsorship Form. Thank Yous and Photos.

79th Harvest Festival Parade

Saturday, September 24, 2016, 8:30am Check-In
Arrive nolater than 9am. Thank you for showing your school spirit and wearing your AGUMCC T-shirt in the 79th Harvest Parade. Also, bring a hat, water, and possible snacks. Last year it was a bit hot. Enter from Brisco St. then drive south on West Branch Street. There is a dirt parking area off of Old Ranch Rd for you to leave your car, then walk south on the dirt path next to the West Branch Road towards Bank of America. Bring something for your child to ride; a trike, scooter, a wagon, or a stroller. Flier.

School Closed - Summer Break

June 27 – July 1, 2016.

Week of Welcome

June 20 – 24, 2016.
Details (PDF)

Promotion and Acknowledgement Program

Thurs. June 16, 2016 at 6:30 PM.

End of the Year Picnic

Thurs. June 16, 2016 at 12 noon.

2016 Golf Tournament

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 9am Check-In
Join a Golf Tournament at the Trilogy Monarch Dunes Challenge Golf Course on Saturday, June 11, 2016 to support Arroyo Grande United Methodist Children’s Center (AGUMCC). Our goal is to raise $3,000 to improve our outdoor playground. Show your support by participating at this fun event. Individual golf registration is $55, which includes a round of golf at the challenge course, a golf cart, and a buffet lunch at the Monarch Grill. Registation deadline is Wednesday May 25, 2016. You can also sponsor the event! Flier, Details/Registration, Sponsorships.

Children’s Center Sunday

Sunday April 24, 2016, 9:30 am -12:30 pm.

Registration to start our next session
(Which starts July 5, 2016)


"Waiting List Registration" is April 15. Families on our Waiting List.

"Open Registration" is May 2 Families not on our Waiting List.

It is always good to plan ahead when looking for a quality program. We pride ourselves on having an educated staff that have a love for and commitment to young children. We work hard on creating an environment that stands for quality, by following the standards set by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. We provide a low child-to-teacher ratios; 4:1 for toddlers and 6:1 for preschool and Pre K.

Children’s Center Open House

Thursday, April 14 at 6:30 PM. This is a community event, Invite your families and friends. This is a time for the staff to share the importance of play, exploration, and learning, that occurs each day at our center. In addition, you will have an opportunity to see the many learning activities and areas of interest both in and outside the classroom.

Positive Discipline Course

Tuesday evenings 6-8pm, March 1 through April 5, 2016. Feel more confident as a parent, caregiver, or teacher. Raise a child that is responsible, respectful, and resourceful. Learn practical methods for resolving challenging behaviors. "I really appreciated how the instructors showed how to implement the strategies with the kids and what to say." Registration deadline is February 26, 2016. Flier/Form.

Pizza and Rain Gutter Regatta Races

Friday, February 26, 2016. The evening will start at 6:30PM, with dinner, and the races will beginning around 7:00 PM. This event will help the staff raise funds needed to attend the "California Association for the Education of Young Children" (CAEYC) conference in Pasadena. Flyer. Photos...

Parents Night Out

January 23, 2016. This is a community event. Enjoy an evening to get errands done or have a date night while your child spends a fun evening with the AGUMCC Staff. Deadline to register is Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. Flier/Form.

Family Fun Day

Saturday, October 3, 2015. The Arroyo Grande United Methodist Children's Center is hosting their 8th Annual Family Fun Day on Oct 3 from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm. The event will have bounce houses, face painting, games, a pumpkin patch and music. A tri tip lunch will be cooked the Arroyo Grande Valley Kiwanis. Pre-sold lunch tickets are $ 8 at the event lunch tickets are $10. The County of SLO Health Dept. will offer a FREE Car Seat Safety Check Up. Special Guests: Pictures with Princess Anna, Story Time with Smokey Bear and CAL FIRE of SLO County, The Woods Humane Society will have a canine ambassador, AG Police, and Music Motive. Proceeds from the event will be used to purchase needed supplies and materials for the children's classroom. See photos and thank yous.

78th Harvest Festival Parade

Saturday, September 26, 2015. This year we get to ride on a hay covered trailer. Space is limited. You can also pull your child in a wagon, or you can walk with your child as he/she rides his/her tricycle with their helmet. Parents, you must accompany your child in the parade. If you would like to participate in this community event, please sign up. The Sign Up Sheet is located on In/Out table. Parade Staging area is on West Branch St. Staging Time is 9:00 am. To show your school spirit, wear our AGUMCC T-shirt. If you need an AGUMCC T-shirt, see Ms. Maddy.

Summer Break

June 29 - July 3, 2015
The school will be closed this week.

Children's Center Welcome Week

June 22-26, 2015
This week is to prepare children for the next session that starts July 6, 2015. See the Flier for details about the week's schedule.

AGUMCC Promotion and Acknowledgement Program

June 18, 2015, 6:30pm
This evening is to Promote the children to their next level in our program and acknowledge those who will be moving on to Kindergarten. We will also celebrate the many wonderful volunteers that have helped us this past year. Reception and refreshments follow the program. Photos.

AGUMCC End-of-the-Year Picnic

June 18, 2015, Noon
Instead of packing a lunch for your child, bring an item to the Pot Luck Picnic to share. What to bring?: a dish to share and something to sit on. In the courtyard. Minimum day schedule. Remember to sign-out your child and then join everyone. School is CLOSED June 19th for staff development.

Children's Center Sunday

Sunday April 26, 2015
9:30am to 12:30pm
Come to the church service to hear your child sing at the Children's Moment - "Rain or Pours". After the Children's Moment the children may attend Sunday School or return to the pews to sit with his/her family for the rest of the service. Come Join us for fun before and after church service in Criswell Hall. The children's center will be hosting a Social. There will be ice cream, homemade treats, children's art work and a Silent Art Auction. Flier

Children's Center Open House

April 9, 2015
6:30pm
It is a time for the teachers to share the importance of play, exploration, and learning that occurs each day at our center. It is a time for children to share their daily routine, learning activities, and the different areas of interest in their classroom. Please check with your teacher for more information regarding details for this special event. Flier

Positive Discipline

Tuesdays, 6-8pm, March 3 thru April 7, 2015

"Positive Discipline" Book Study. Tuesday evenings 6-8pm, March 3 through April 7, 2015. Feel more confident as a parent, caregiver, or teacher. Raise a child that is responsible, respectful, and resourceful. Learn practical methods for resolving challenging behaviors. "I really appreciated how the instructors showed how to implement the strategies with the kids and what to say." Registration deadline is February 27, 2015. Details and Registration Form

From Past Events...


Community Visitors
Down on the Farm, March 2015
Community Helpers, February 2015
Down on the Farm, 2016
Community Helpers, 2016

Family Fun Days
Sept 20, 2008. Thank You!
Sept 10, 2009
Oct 16, 2010. Thank You!
Oct 22, 2011
Oct 20, 2012
Oct 19, 2013 (PDF, 2.2mb w/photos)
Oct 11, 2014
Oct 3, 2015
Oct 8, 2016

Promotion and Acknowledgement
Mar 28, 2010
June 10, 2011
June 8, 2012
June 13, 2013
June 12, 2014
June 18, 2015

Christmas Programs
Dec 18, 2008
Dec 15, 2011
Dec 11, 2014

Rain Gutter Regattas:
Feb 27, 2010 Boat Races
Feb 25, 2011 Boat Races
Jan 27, 2012 Boat Painting
Feb 24, 2012 Boat Races
Jan 25, 2013 Boat Painting
Jan 31, 2014 Boat Painting
Feb 28, 2014 Boat Races
Jan 30, 2015 Boat Painting
Feb 26, 2016 Boat Races

Golf Tournaments
June 10, 2017

Back to School Night:
Sept 8, 2011
August, 2012

Open House:
April 11, 2013

Children's Center Sundays
April 19, 2009
May 22, 2011
April 22, 2012
April 14, 2013

Work Days / Misc:
March 31, 2012, Work Day
Sept. 29, 2012, Harvest Festival