Thank you for your interest in Asbury Community Christian Preschool and Clubhouse. Our Preschool and Clubhouse are missions of Asbury United Methodist Church. We have been partnering with families in Arnold and the surrounding area for over 35 years, offering quality preschool and childcare programs. Asbury is accredited by Maryland State Department of Education and has a “Level 5” rating from Maryland Excels.
We believe that children learn best through hands-on exploration and play. Our preschool program provides opportunities for children to discover the world around them. Our goal for the preschool program is to provide children with scaffold kindergarten readiness skills, both academic and social, in a loving Christian environment. We offer preschool class times, as well as before- and after-care for the preschool age child.
The school age program at Asbury, known as Clubhouse, is a warm and friendly environment. The after-school program offers students healthy body activities, social time, homework time and exploration through our daily STEM activities.
I would be happy to talk with you and give you a tour through our facility. Please call or email me to schedule a visiting time.
We look forward to having you and your child join our “Asbury Family.”
Meet our Staff
Preschool & Clubhouse Director
Vickie Whitley, a native Annapolitian, has been the director of Asbury Community Christian Preschool since 2002. She became the director of the School Age Clubhouse program in 2015. A mother of four adult children (3 boys and 1 girl), she has had her share of stitches, broken arms, soccer games, baseball games, wrestling matches and skating competitions. When asked what she likes best about working at Asbury, Mrs. Whitley responded, “I most enjoy seeing the smiles of the children each day and sharing God’s love with the children and their families.” Mrs. Whitley holds a degree in Psychology and Social Work, coupled with a Certificate in Child Care Administration.
Jennifer Forstell has been the bookkeeper at Asbury since 1992. She received her degree from SUNY Oneonta, NY. She lives with her husband in Severna Park. Her children attended Asbury Preschool. Jennifer has two married daughters and 5 grandchildren (one on the way) who live out of state.