Welcome to Starshine Preschool, where little minds grow and learn of God’s love!


Starshine is in session September through May, Tuesday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  For enrollment or any questions, please contact Claire Jones at (816) 254-6900.


For 35 years, Starshine Preschool has called Independence First United Methodist Church home.  It has prided itself in showing God’s Love through a caring and nurturing staff and a Christian Based Preschool Curriculum.  Starting from Infants up through Pre-Kindergarten, your child is guided through our program by a combination of Monthly themes, daily classwork, music class, plus arts and crafts to achieve complete “kindergarten readiness”.  Our teachers love helping little mind’s learn of God’s big love for them and helping them to achieve all their goals. 


Starshine preschool prides itself in being able to provide each age group it’s own classroom filled with age appropriate toys that are changed out monthly to go along with our theme for that month.


We offer an indoor playroom for those rainy cold days as well as an outside playground. Your child will experience the transition of switching classrooms every day to  enjoy Music class and Art.


We are a secured facility that puts our students’ safety as top priority.  All outside doors are locked at all times.  Fire and tornado drills are practiced regularly as well as yearly inspections by the State Fire Marshal.  We are also inspected by the Independence Health Department and State of Missouri.  All reports are posted for parents to review.


400 W. Maple Avenue

Independence, MO  64050

Email:  IFUMC@att.net

Telephone: (816) 254-6900

Pastor:  JC Harp


STARSHINE Preschool: Tue-Thur 9:30-2:30

Director: Claire Jones


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