What Parents Are Saying

The families know best about what makes Crestview United Methodist Preschool (CUMP) in Austin a special place.  In a survey taken in April, 2015, when asked what drew our families to enroll at our Preschool, the top 5 factors were:

  1. Location
  2. Play-based curriculum
  3. Atmosphere
  4. Class sizes
  5. Rates

Here are a few things parents are saying about the school:

  • “I think what I like most about CUMP actually starts with Terri and the other parents. I’ve seen other preschools where the Director is too busy putting out fires and managing too much. The size of CUMP allows the Director to engage, and the teamwork among the teachers works because of the familiarity and stability of the staff.” – PJ C., dad


  • “I love that it is just the right mix of play-based and academic learning. My son loves it because of the awesome teachers and the huuuuuuge sand box!” – Katie F., mom


  • “We loved the sense of community, the little library, and most of all the teachers and families.” – Hillary H., mom


  • “Mr Jeff’s awesome. He really gets to know and understands the kids. We couldn’t have asked for a better first teacher.” -Larissa R., mom


  • “I send both of my girls to CUMP for many wonderful reasons (clean, organized classrooms, and an emphasis on learning through play, both indoors and outside on the awesome shaded playground, etc.,) but what I love most about CUMP are their amazingly gifted and caring teachers. Each teacher my girls have had has loved them as if they were their own. It’s rare to find that in a preschool and I’m just so thankful we found Crestview!” -Mindy B., mom


  • “I am really looking forward to having Ms. Andrea teach my child next year. She was fabulous with my oldest son. She really cared about him and wanted to prepare him for a successful year of kindergarten. She even followed up with me over the summer on some things we were working on with his development. Ms. Andrea rocks!- Heidi O., mom


  • “CUMP is a small, simple, play-based school that our daughter has enjoyed being a part of for nearly 3 years.  Patient and loving teachers, weekly chapel and dance class, flexible schedules, the option of summer school, and awesome parents make this a one-of-a-kind preschool that has been a great fit for our family.” -Sarah B., mom


  • “Ms. Suzy has been a great teacher to both of my daughters that have been in her toddler class. She is kind, warm, very patient and nothing seems to rattle her. She is aware of each child’s needs and gently guides them toward learning the ropes of school and group behavior.” -Sara Z., mom


  • “Our son has been at CUMP for two years and we love it! The small size and community feel is a perfect match for our family. His teacher this year, Miss Linda, is wonderful. She has never met a stranger and makes everyone – parents included – feel at ease. Her genuine care and concern for our child, is heart-warming. She truly loves her job and it shows each time one of the kids walks in the door. We love how excited she gets when she tells us of the new things our son is learning, and we can see that she takes great joy in his successes. We knew when we first walked in the door last year, that CUMP was a very special place.” -Erin S., mom


  • “Our daughter has truly blossomed over the past two years at Crestview United Methodist.  I think that her development and enthusiasm for everything has been nurtured by both Miss Linda and Miss Suzy.  They have both been such a wonderful part of her life.  Nearly every day, she comes home with stories about how wonderful Miss Linda was that day.  Miss Linda is wonderful about highlighting and encouraging the positive aspects of each child.  I consider myself so lucky to have discovered such a fun and loving school.  I look forward to having my son in Miss Suzy’s class next year.” – Christina C., mom


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