Montgomery Street Preschool

The proven source for faith-based early childhood learning in Knoxville and surrounding area for over 40 years.

Classes are available for 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds, and 4/5-year-olds; offering a 4 day/week Pre-K class.

You may download and print a brochure by clicking on the following link MSPS Registration Brochure.  Call 641-842-2193 or email for enrollment information.


Totally Twos

This class gives children a chance to begin experiencing preschool with learning experiences primarily coming from play, while working on social/emotional growth. (Friday mornings)

Thrilling Threes

This class explores in a learning environment where activities are set up to encourage development of large and small motor skills while also working on social/emotional development. (Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday mornings)

Kinder Explorers

Classes meeting four days per week while preparing children for kindergarten. Classes work on both academic and social/emotional skills while in a loving nurturing environment.  (Monday through Thursday mornings or afternoons)

Children must be the age listed by September 15 of the current school year.

Your Child is a Unique Child of God

Montgomery Street Preschool, an educational outreach ministry of the First United Methodist Church, exists to provide high quality early childhood education from a faith-based perspective to children of Knoxville and its surrounding area.

Our Philosophy

Your child is a unique child of God. At Montgomery Street Preschool, children are encouraged to have a healthy self-image and appreciation of themselves and the community. Through opportunities for individual affirmation and group sharing, the children learn positive feelings of self-worth, confidence and trust.

Your child learns by doing. Children learn best when they have “hands-on” experiences. Through learning centers, children grow in basic skills needed for further growth in language arts, mathematical thinking, science, and creative arts. Our learning environment provides activities which develop large and small motor skills, listening skills, and school readiness skills.

Our Setting

  • Spacious, bright, colorful rooms with a variety of equipment for developing large and small motor skills.

  • Fenced in outdoor play area with climbing structure.  Indoor climber for cold or rainy days.

Our Teaching Staff

  • Director and teachers are highly qualified through continuing education classes, training events, and teaching experiences.

  • Classes have no more than 12 children with a teacher and an assistant.

Katie Bishop

Katie Bishop

Director & Lead Teacher

Carey Liston

Carey Liston

Lead Teacher

Chelsey Kingery

Chelsey Kingery

Assistant Teacher



Marsha McCullough

Marsha McCullough

Assistant Teacher

Our Dedication to Quality

Montgomery Street Preschool is a state-licensed child care facility. We voluntarily participate in the Iowa Quality Rating System for preschools. We take pride in following all state requirements for Iowa licensing. We continue our staff and facility through education and evaluations at the state and local levels.

Montgomery Street Preschool is an agency of the Marion County United Way.

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