The New Brighton United Methodist Preschool was started in 1970 and was the first preschool in the Beaver Valley. It provides a Christian based preschool education for 3 and 4 year olds. The 3 & 4 year old sessions are on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons, while the 4 & 5 year olds meet every morning Monday thru Friday. The NBUMC Preschool follows the New Brighton School District calendar. Students are provided with Christian based lessons on social skill development, basic letter recognition, number recognition, colors, and a variety of other basic educational skills. Programs in which the students can display their skills to their families occur at the end of the winter and spring semesters. The preschool works closely with the New Brighton School District to provide a smooth transition to kindergarten.