our director

Amber Herrmann


Amber has an extensive background in early childhood education and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this position. She has been a director for over 10 years, has four children of her own and truly loves nurturing young children.


"When looking for a place to have your child attend a preschool program, most parents look for a place they feel comfortable, where they know their child will be learning and exploring, as well as a place they feel is safe. I believe that FSYC embodies all of those qualities and more and I will strive to maintain an environment that is satisfying for each child, parent and teacher.”


You can email Amber at amber.herrmann@faithumc.org
















our beliefs

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, 

for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these."

                                                                                                          - Matthew 19:2

  • our purpose

    The purpose of our program is to provide a Christian atmosphere where we can help children grow in all areas of early childhood development: physical, spiritual, emotional, intellectual and social.  Children of every race, color, religion and cultural heritage are welcome at FSYC, and enrollment shall be open to any child, provided the school can meet the needs of that child.  The student/teacher ratio will be kept at a low level to facilitate individual attention and instruction of each child. 

  • our philosophy

    At FSYC, we believe a child learns best through his/her own explorations, experiences and discoveries. We will provide the manipulative tools in an environment of loving guidance and positive discipline, which enables a child to explore, discover, compare, group, solve, remember and imagine.  FSYC will take every opportunity to teach children through natural events and examples.  Our classrooms include learning centers, which allow children to select from several activities, stimulating all areas of development.

  • your child's development

    At FSYC, we recognize that each child is unique, with an individual pattern for growth and development. We provide an environment in which children can grow at his/her own pace by exploring, creating, testing, observing - and by watching others. The daily schedule is organized to meet the children’s need for a balance of active/quiet play, large and small group interaction, academic and developmental learning, and indoor and outdoor time. Our methods, combined with what you teach your child, form the foundation on which they become lifelong learners on a  journey filled with questioning instead of just answering.

  • daily chapel

    FSYC strives to reflect a love of God and love of neighbor, and children of all faiths are welcomed and valued in our program.  In chapel each day, and through activities/songs in the classroom, children are helped to become aware of God’s love, which is reflected through each teacher’s thought, word, and deed in their approach to the children in their care. An emphasis is placed on the development of moral values, such as honesty, responsibility, accountability, kindness, cooperation, fairness, tolerance and understanding.  

  • our curriculum

    Our curriculum recognizes the need to provide multiple avenues for children to learn to grow and progress. Therefore, children:

    * Practice decision making by selecting activities from a variety of learning centers.

    * Express themselves creatively through art, music, movement, dramatic play, and use of unstructured materials.

    * Develop appropriate concepts and thinking skills through exploration of a variety of concrete materials and activities.

    * Experience warm and positive interactions with children and adults.

    * Participate in physical activities to develop fine and gross motor skills.

    * Learn math, reading and science.



our staff

At FSYC, we know that the strength of our program is the experience, expertise, and dedication of our faculty. We support them with training, resources, and the freedom to create a unique learning environment. All of our staff are First Aid/CPR certified, receive Pre-Service Training, and accrue a minimum of 24 hours of professional development yearly.  The information board near the front door of our school has a current listing of all employees.


Our staff truly loves and cares for each child at FSYC.  We play as we tie shoes, wipe faces, hold hands, and sing. We listen to the children and feel privileged to get to view the world through their eyes. Time and time again we are touched by their hearts. We are aware of the trust you have placed in us. Thank you for choosing our school!


If you would like to join our team, please contact Amber Herrmann to inquire about any available positions.















our board

Faith School for Young Children (FSYC) and its Director are under the guidance of the Board of Directors. The Lay Leadership of Faith United Methodist Church appoints this Board of individuals who are members of the church and volunteer their time, effort and energy to making sure FSYC maintains excellent standards.


2017-2018 Faith School for Young Children Board Members:


Pam McLean - Chairman

Emily Wisbrook - Assistant Chairman

John Stephenson - Pastor

Amber Herrmann - Director

Mindy Standlee - Children's Ministry

Kim Thurmond - Secretary

Ted Smith - FUMC Financial Support

Marie Kunkel - Board Member

Itohan Owen - Board Member

Craig Russell - Board Member

Leslie Fridge - Board Member