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Help us celebrate 50 years!

BUMP began as a preschool in 1974 after Virginia legislated public kindergartens. The preschool was revamped from serving Kindergarten-aged children to children from ages three to five. Since 1974, BUMP has served over 2,500 children and families. This year, we celebrate 50 years as a preschool!

You can help us to continue to thrive and serve our community

If you've been touched by BUMP in any way, we are asking you to consider donating $5.50 to help us continue this vital community ministry. You may use the form below or drop us a note in the mail, to: BUMP, PO Box 931, Blacksburg, VA 24063. Contact Debbie McDowell, BUMP Director, if you wish to give in another way, at 540-552-5424 ext. 7 or

We continue to evolve and improve

Through generous support from tuition and fees, contributions, and church support, we have been able to make many improvements to our facilities over the past few years. Some of these improvements include:


Refreshed rooms, including paint and furniture

New flooring throughout the Education Building

Improved security doors

New and brighter lighting

We have also begun hosting more events throughout the year to engage our families, including a Christmas program and cookie bar and a Spring/Graduation program and picnic. We invite you to engage with us in these offerings.

We recognize the past

While we celebrate 50 years as a preschool, we recognize the United Methodist Women of BUMC who paved the way for the preschool in 1949 by establishing one of the first kindergarten programs in Montgomery County, Virginia. Without their insight and leadership, we wouldn't be where we are today.


2024 marks 75 years of early childhood education at BUMC!


Our donation form below is secure and hosted through Donorbox. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to us at or 540-552-5424 ext. 7.

We appreciate your support!

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