University United Methodist Day School follows the Northside Independent School District's school calendar including all student holidays and bad weather make-up days (if necessary) as well as the University UMC Holiday Schedule.  The Day School also observes approximately two to three of the NISD early release days (review your parent calendar for specific dates) so that the Day School staff may participate in staff development and planning sessions.

University UMC Day School follows the Northside ISD's school closure plans for inclement/hazardous weather conditions or emergencies.  Please tune in to local television and radio stations for school closing or start/end times.

A typical day at our school for Toddlers

  • 8:30- 8:45 - Greeting and parent departure
  • Center Time (free choice) – Art, blocks, dramatic play, manipulative, sensory
  • Music class twice a month
  • Snack
  • Playground (45 minutes)
  • Story Time
  • Lunch
  • Rest Time
  • 2:30 – Parent pick-up

Classroom Student:Teacher Ratios

12-17 months 9 students : 2 teachers
18-23 months 10 students : 2 teachers
24-29 months 12 students : 2 teachers
30-35 months 12 students : 2 teachers     


A typical day at our school for Preschoolers

  • 8:30 - Greeting and parent departure
  • Chapel - Wednesday or Thursday
  • Circle Time - story, music and or movement
  • Playground (45 minutes)
  • Center Time - free choice:art, blocks, dramatic play, manipulative, sensory, Library/listening
  • Snack Time
  • Special Activity – Either music, motor-skills, computers*, Spanish*, or art                                   *Computers offered to children attending three or more days.                                                 *Spanish and art are offered to children attending M-F.
  • Story Time
  • Lunch
  • Nap
  • 2:30 – Parent pick-up

Classroom Ratio

3 yrs. 12 students : 2 teachers
4 yrs. 12 students : 2 teachers