Educating Children Twelve Months through Kindergarten


2404 Kirby Road, Memphis, TN 38119

EUMK's 50th Birthday Party

Our birthday cake was designed by SK student, Rowan Donaldson.


What an Occasion to Celebrate!


This school year marks the 50th anniversary for Emmanuel United Methodist Kindergarten.

During the week of April 18th, the school and church join hands to share in the daily festivities to honor this momentous year.

We hope you will participate in the public events which include the Drive By Parade, the Annual Day of Giving, and Kindergarten Sunday.

Check out our line-up of festivities:

Monday, 4/19 - Crazy Sock Day

Tuesday, 4/20 - EUMK Birthday T-Shirt Day

Tuesday - 5:30-6:30pm  Drive-By Birthday Parade

Decorate your car birthday style and come drive through the EUMC lot to honk your horn for EUMK! Enter from Kirby Road.

Grand Marshall of the Parade is Director of the Day, EUMK Alumna and First Grader, Margaret Chiles.

Our SK Students will lead the parade traveling with Rand Bouldin, EUMK Board Chair.

Wednesday, 4/21 - Spirit Day, wear your favorite EUMK T-Shirt

Annual Day of Giving 

We are so grateful for all donations to our Annual Fund to celebrate the Annual Day of Giving. Proceeds will purchase items from the EUMK Wish List below.


Students and Staff will each bring fifty coins to fill the EUMK Bucket.

EUMK will use these coins to Replace, Replenish, and Repair needs in our own square inch.

Over the years, EUMK has joined hands with a variety of organizations to serve as beacons of compassion. We believe that empathy can be taught at a young age. We refer to the empathy process as “Filling the Bucket.” Allowing our students to connect to a need and to be game changers in small ways inspires each of them to see they can make a difference in our world today.

Thursday, 4/22 - PJ Day

Friday, 4/23 - Hat Day

Sunday, 4/25 - Kindergarten Sunday @ 11:00am Church Service (In Person or Live Stream)

Our Senior Kindergarten Class will be honored at this time.

EUMK’s Story


Fifty years ago, Emmanuel United Methodist Church opened its doors to young children by creating a preschool that continues to serve one through five-year-old learners.


Nelie Waller founded the early childhood program which originally began as one class of four-year old learners and one class of kindergarteners.


In 1988 and every five years since, EUMK has received the prestigious accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Today, EUMK serves a student population of 156 with 30 teachers.


The power of EUMK’s story is a strong one, built on a firm foundation to provide each child with a nurturing learning environment that encourages social, emotional, physical, spiritual and cognitive development. It defines who we are. Our storylines are threaded throughout our school culture. They provide the fuel that encourages us to live out our mission statement on a daily basis.