License # C11MD0177
A Ministry of Cornerstone Church: A United Methodist Congregation
20740 Old Cutler Rd, Cutler Bay, FL 33189
Copyright 2013. Cutler Ridge United Methodist Kindergarten & Preschool. All rights reserved.
Welcome to CRUMK!
CRUMK is a full-time, full-year Christian based preschool in Cutler Bay located at the Old Cutler Campus of Cornerstone Church at the corner of Marlin and Old Cutler Road. We are open 7:30 am to 6:00 pm daily, except holidays.
We provide quality care for 105 preschool children ages 2-5 years old with Full Day and Morning Only options. We also provide a Morning Only 18 month-old program. Our Summer Camp is for children ages 3-6 years old.
Our enrollment is on-going with most children entering at the beginning of summer or the beginning of the school year in August. Please schedule a tour with us in the mornings between 9:30-11:30 am. We are glad you are interested in CRUMK. It is a place where laughter soars, discovery abounds and wiggling and giggling are celebrated!
What Makes CRUMK So Unique & Special?
CRUMK is a fantastic place for children because we are Cornerstone Church. Our families feel welcome to attend worship if they so desire and CRUMK children have Chapel once a week on Wednesdays with our Senior Pastor.
Our staff is wonderful. They are educated and passionate persons wgo are experiences beyond DCF requirements along with background screening; Lead teachers have a CDA/FCCPC or college degree/coursework in Early Childhood Education and all take 24+ hours of in-service training each year. Our staff are dedicated to enjoying each day with your child and creating a room environment full of discovery and age-appropriate activity.
Our playground has room to run, provides shade under 2 large trees, with planting boxes, and a butterfly garden for exploring.
Our classrooms have children's creative artwork on the walls and bright windows for the world to shine in.
Our programming includes family events and projects, as well as music and movement, a Spanish time and fine motor and large motor daily activities.
CRUMK is planned with a keen awareness of the special characteristics, needs, interests and way of learning of the preschool child. With loving teachers, CRUMK seeks to promote the child's spiritual, physical, intellectual and social-emotional maturity in an atmosphere which reflects basic Christian values.
CRUMK offers a lower student/teacher ratio with an assistant teacher in every classroom. We provide a loving caring, family-like atmosphere where children are happy to participate in a nurturing learning environment.
It is never too early to teach diversity to our children. CRUMK promotes diversity by welcoming all children into our classrooms equally, while also respecting their differences. We help our students learn that while we have many noteable differences on the outside, we also have many similarities. To further develop, we explore cultural traditions. We play music with words from different languages, make art projects that introduce concepts from other cultures and read stories that expose students to children from around the world.
Every child is born with creative potential, but this may be stifled if care is not taken to nurture and stimulate creativity. CRUMK teachers promote creative development by providing art activities that explore various media and encourage imagination, independence and individuality.
Our School-year Program
Our calendar follows the Miami-Dade County Public Schools calendar as much as possible.
Children who are 18 months by 9/1/15 are in a creative and fun room, Our teacher to child ration is 1:5 with two teachers for a classroom of 10 children. Diapers are provided by the parent.
Children who are 2 by 9/1/15 are with 2 teachers in a happy and expansive room which is connected to our bathroom to help and facilitate potty training. Our teacher to child ratio is 1:6 with two teachers for a classroom of 12. Pull-ups are provided by the parent.
Children who are 3 by 9/1/15 are fully potty-trained upon enrollment and are with 2 teachers for a ratio of 1:8, with a classroom of 16 children.
Children who are 4 by 9/1/15 are in our VPK program. All present a VPK certificate upon enrollment processed through www.VPKhelp.org. Our VPK ratio is 1:8.5 with a Lead VPK teacher and assistant for a classroom of 17 children.
Our educated and experienced staff use "The Creative Curriculum" for age-appropriate instruction, supported by scholastic, the Wright Phonological Curriculum, the VPK domains and our CRUMK Chapel curriculum.
Our teachers spend quality time with your child. We offer Parent/Teacher conferences each year as a way to truly partner with families during these wonderful growing years.
Other Important Items
Children bring each day:
* a small nutritional morning snack
* a lunch of fully prepared food
* a labled water bottle
* a full set of clothes which includes socks, underwear, shorts and a shirt.
In the afternoon: Preschool children are combined into smaller groups after 12 noon for activities which include playground play, lunch, quiet rest from 2-3:00 pm and free-choice activities.
Those resting in the Afternoon: Bring in a small pillow, fitted crib sheet and small blanket weekly. Please drop it off on Mondays in a white plastic garbage bag with your child's name on it. Rest items are sent hom on Fridays for washing.
Nutrition: Children bring their own morning snack and lunch. CRUMK provides the afternoon snack. We do not allow sugar based snacks or drinks, nuts or candy. We are a peanut and peanut-product free school because of children with severe peanut allergies. Thank you.
Summer Camp: Children age 3 to 6 may attend our summer camp and enrollment is possible in the spring.
Our VPK program maintains a high VPK readiness rate in our Cutler Bay area. We have a well-known, proven reputation in our area public and private kindergartens. Schools know who the CRUMK kids are who have graduated from our preschool. Our VPK classrooms have a ratio of 1 teacher to 8.5 children for there is a maximum of 17 children per classroom.
The VPK domains of learning requirements combined using the Creative Curriculum combined with the Wright Phonological Awareness program. Our children have weekly home learning assignments.
If Interested in Enrolling
* Please visit for a tour. Please call first.
* Submit our one page enrollment form
* Pay the registration fee as required
* Submit our VPK certificate as required
You will then receive confirmation that your child has a spot held with us for the program you desire and we then give you our Application Packet to complete enrollment. We are a first come, first served preschool. We do use a waiting list of needed.