Walnut United Methodist Preschool

October 2020 News: We are ready to go! The facility has been disinfected, sanitized, and spruced up. It looks great! The teachers have prepared their classrooms and planned a great curriculum that includes social distancing activities as well as teaching healthy habits and social skills. We are trained and prepared to follow all the safety measures that have been put in place to make this a safe environment for all.


Ms. Yonni Tayag (Director) and Ms. Kathy Acosta (Assistant Director)

 Walnut United Methodist Preschool

Welcome to Walnut United Methodist Preschool! Here at WUMP, we are driven to provide each child with a love of learning, a foundation of success and a base of respect for others. We are committed to  nurture each child’s  physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and spiritual growth.


  • To help the child develop a good self-image
  • To give guidance in their social relationships
  • To help them work and play independently and to be at ease away from home
  • To provide opportunities for physical development of large and small motor skills
  • To guide them in reaching their academic potential
  • To encourage creativity and self-expression
  • To help them grow in their understanding and appreciation of God’s love for them and their ability to respond to that love


Walnut United Methodist Preschool is a ministry of Walnut United Methodist Church. We are a non-profit organization and are licensed by the State Of California Department Of Social Services, facility #198006178.

The school was first opened in Rowland Heights in 1971 as Bell Memorial United Methodist Preschool. The Lord opened a door for us to relocate the school to the city of Walnut, on September 1, 2000, where we proudly took on our new name and continue to serve God through the care and teaching of the children in this community.

The preschool will be in session Monday through Friday on a year-round basis, except on specified holidays shown on the annual calendar. Children may attend either two-day, three-day, or five-day in the morning enrichment, half-day, or full-day programs.

Our Walnut United Methodist Preschool Staff – August 2019

Our staff is  thoroughly trained in Early Childhood Education and certified in CPR/First Aid. Each teacher is allowed the opportunity to create a unique and well balanced program within a warm and loving environment. The staff benefits from the school’s membership in the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Church Related Nursery School Fellowship of Southern California.

Read more about our Philosophy, Curriculum, Admission Requirements, and Fees.



8:30AM – 12PM


7AM – 6PM


8:30AM – 2PM


20601 La Puente Road, Walnut CA 91789

Ms. Yonni Tayag (Director)

Ms. Kathy Acosta (Assistant Director)

Phone Number: 909-444-9340