Welcome

Dear Parents,

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.”

Sincerely,

Vickie Whitley
Preschool Director
v.whitley@asburychristianpreschool.org

Meet our Staff

Vickie Whitley

Vickie Whitley

Preschool & Clubhouse Director

v.whitley@asburychristianpreschool.org

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

Audrey Beer

Finance Officer

a.beer@asburychristianpreschool.org

Audrey’s youngest daughter graduated from Asbury and is heading off to Kindergarten. Audrey loved Asbury so much she did not want to leave and is now working for us in the Finance Office. In addition to a Kindergartner, Audrey has a daughter in Middle School and a son in High School.

 

Jennifer Forstell

Kim Alden

Administrative Assistant

k.alden@asburychristianpreschool.org

Kim grew up in Pittsburgh, PA (and is an avid Steeler fan!). She received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Villanova University. Kim soon moved to Northern Virginia where she worked as a Bell Atlantic/Verizon subcontractor for FEMA. Once she began a family, Kim chose to stay home to raise her children. In 2011, her family moved to the Annapolis area after the surprise of a twin pregnancy. Kim loved her Asbury experience as a parent for 3 years and was thrilled to begin working in the office in November 2016. This year Kim’s children will be in 6th, 9th and 10th grades while her twins will be starting Kindergarten. Kim enjoys spending time with her family as well as coaching and playing soccer.