OUR MISSION

FoundationKids Mother's Day Out is an extension of the children's ministry of Foundation Church. 

We strive to serve not only our own church members but the families of our surrounding community. Our mission is to provide a safe, nurturing, Christ-centered environment where children can learn and grow.


MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS, 9AM-2:30PM*

*Optional Early Bird 7:45-9am and/or Late Day 2:30-3:45pm


2020-21 PARENT HANDBOOK

2020-21 MDO WAITLIST FORM

2020-21 SCHOOL CALENDAR


Open enrollment for our stand-alone June session and Fall 2021 Registration

will be available on this website the week of March 15, 2021. 

(Registration for our currently enrolled families will open March 1st.)

CLICK THE GRAPHIC ABOVE TO VISIT OUR CLASSROOMS and hear from our staff

"Virtual Meet the Teacher Fall 2020"

TEACHERS AND aides

Be sure and click the Virtual Meet the Teacher graphic above to view our welcome videos and "tour" our classrooms. 

All our teachers and aides are vetted through MinistrySafe and are CPR/FirstAid certified. 


Due to our program's growth, we will be adding two classes in the fall and will be actively recruiting qualified applicants to fill roles as substitutes, aides, and teachers. If you or someone you know is interested in employment, you may download our application here and email a digital copy to trish@foundationumc.org or drop it by the church office during business hours. 

  • Ms. Trish serves as the Associate Children's Director/MDO Coordinator at Foundation. This year, she is also the Year 2 Lead Teacher. She and her husband, Joe, have been married 22 years. They have three children, Caleb, Matthew, and Madelyn, and are caretakers for their niece and nephews, Stormy, James, and Orion. Originally from Oregon, they have called Texas home for the past 11 years.


    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. 

    Proverbs 3:5

  • Ms. Kristina serves as the Nursery Manager at Foundation as well as the Year 3 Lead Teacher. She and her husband, Rodney, have been married 17 years and have 5 children together. They also just became new grandparents in October! 


    Let all that you do be done with love. 

    1 Corinthians 16:14

  • Ms. Bridgette serves as our Year 4 Lead Teacher. She and her husband, Chris, have been in Central Texas for 5 years. They have a cat named Autumn and love to travel, especially to Disney! She is a kid at heart who loves to educate and point children to Truth.


    I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. 

    Philippians 4:13

  • Ms. Jaime serves as our Year 1 Lead Teacher. She and her husband, Bo, and have 2 children, Lexy and Quinn. They also have 2 dogs and a cat and love to have fun as a family, especially anything outdoors. Her favorite place to travel is to the beach. 


    Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. 

    Your people are my people and your God shall be my God. 

    Ruth 1:16

  • kathryn Arredondo

    Ms. Kathryn serves as our Year 1 Aide. She loves hiking, volleyball, and spending time with her family.


    “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, 

    “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

    Jeremiah 29:11

  • JASMINE GARCIA

    Ms. Jasmine serves as our Year 2 Aide. She is "mom" to a Jack Russell terrier mix named Arlo.


    He who believes in me will live, even if he dies.

    John 11:25

  • LYNN CONGER

    Ms. Lynn is a long-time Foundation volunteer and nursery worker who serves as our Year 3 Aide. She has a beautiful daughter and two wonderful grandsons. She also has a precious pup named Sushi.


    The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.

    Psalm 28:7

  • HEATHER HENDERSON

    Ms. Heather serves as our Year 4 Aide. She is a married mother of 2 children. She loves the Lord, going to church, and spending time with her family.


    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. 

    In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your path straight.

    Proverbs 3:5-6

  • WANDA TENERY

    Ms. Wanda serves as our Floating Aide but spends most of her days assigned as our second Year 1 Aide. She has extensive childcare experience and, due to her nurturing demeanor, is developing a bit of reputation as our resident "baby whisperer." 


    For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord , 

    thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. 

    Jeremiah 29:11

CONTACT INFORMATION

DIRECTORS: Sharon Smith & Tricia Tucker

PHONE: 254-780-9673


EMAIL: 

sharon@foundationumc.org (general info, prospective families, payments, etc.)


trish@foundationumc.org (child- or class-specific queries, daily schedule, curriculum, etc.)

2020-21 tuition & FEES

There is a $150/child registration fee that must be paid at the time of registration to guarantee your child's placement. The registration fee is non-refundable and allows us to prepare supplies and curriculum and train teachers for the coming school year.


Tuition is $180/month (September-May) and is due on the 1st of each month. Tuition has been averaged out over the year and is therefore collected regardless of the number of educational days per month (Christmas break, spring break, etc.). We offer a 10% sibling discount.


Some families may have need of an extended school day. We offer an optional Early Bird (7:45-9am) or Late Day (2:30-3:45pm) for an additional $30 per month. For families who require both Early Bird and Late Day, we offer a combo for only $50 per month.

OUR CLASSES

Foundation Kids offers classes for children aged 12 months through PreK. Children will be placed into classes based on their age on September 1. Occasionally, classes may be combined or divided according to registration. 


We adhere to MinistrySafe guidelines of two trained and background-checked adults per classroom, which supports excellent class size ratios for a productive, safe, and attentive learning environment.


Our current class enrollment as of January 2021:


Year 1: 1 teacher & 2 aides/9 students (full)

Year 2: 1 teacher & 1 aide/10 students (full)

Year 3: 1 teacher & 1 aide/14 students (full)

Year 4: 1 teacher & 1 aide/10 students (4 spots available)

CURRICULUM & OBJECTIVES

We utilize the ABCJesusLovesMe Preschool Curriculum, which is a comprehensive, research-based preschool curriculum focusing on Bible, academics, and personal development. Children will learn through sit-down activities and circle time, crafts, play, music and more. Each year's curriculum contains appropriate goals and objectives to gauge each child's learning and growth. 


Our 12m-24m class will...

  • be introduced to several Bible stories, poems, songs, and books
  • know their first and last name
  • know 28 signs for basic words
  • be introduced to 28 animals
  • be introduced to various colors and shapes
  • name and manipulate various pieces of clothing
  • increase fine and gross motor skills
  • name and point to body parts
  • learn basic obedience

Our 2 year old class will...

  • be introduced to and know several Bible stories, memory verses, nursery rhymes, finger plays, and songs which he/she can recall when prompted
  • know their first, middle, and last name along with parents' and siblings' names
  • know the name of their hometown and state
  • be introduced to letters and their phonetic sound
  • identify and count numbers 1-10
  • successfully identify various colors and shapes
  • be introduced to many books
  • increase fine and gross motor skills
  • understand basic manners and self-care

Our 3 year old class will...

  • know several Bible stories, memory verses, nursery rhymes, finger plays, and songs which they can recall when prompted
  • know the names of all the uppercase and lowercase letters
  • know the phonetic sound of all the letters
  • be able to correctly trace all uppercase and lowercase letters with their finger
  • know by name and be able to correctly trace the numbers 1-15 with their finger
  • be able to identify various colors and shapes
  • be able to demonstrate spatial concepts, sorting, and AB and ABA patterns
  • be able to say the letters of their first name as well as write each letter
  • be introduced to many books
  • increase in fine and gross motor skills

Our 4 year old class will...

  • know several Bible stories, memory verses, and songs which they can recall when prompted
  • know the name of each letter in the alphabet--uppercase and lowercase
  • know the phonetic sound of all letters
  • be able to correctly write the lower and uppercase letters of the alphabet
  • know by name and be able to correctly write the numbers 1-25
  • be able to identify various colors and shapes
  • be able to demonstrate spatial concepts, sorting, sequencing, and patterns
  • be able to write both their first and last name using a capital letter for the first initial
  • be able to say their full name, address, and phone number
  • be able to politely answer the phone and call 911
  • be introduced to many books
  • increase in fine and gross motor skills along with visual perception skills

Our 5 year old class will...

  • know several Bible stories, memory verses, and songs which the child can recall when prompted
  • be able to say the names of the books in the Old Testament
  • know the name of each letter in the alphabet--lowercase and uppercase
  • know the phonetic sound of all letters and identify words that begin with the letter
  • be able to correctly write the lower and uppercase letters of the alphabet
  • know by name and be able to correctly write and group the numbers 0-40
  • be able to count backwards from 10 and count by 10s to 100
  • be able to identify various colors and shapes
  • be able to demonstrate spatial concepts, sorting, sequencing, and patterns
  • be able to name the daily weather as well as appropriate clothing needed for the day's weather
  • be able to write their full name using a capital letter for both initials
  • be able to say their full name, address, and phone number
  • be introduced to coins, the clock, and addition
  • be able to classify animals and plants along with modes of transportation
  • be able to age-appropriately handle emergency situations
  • identify community helpers and the roles they play in the child's life
  • be introduced to their place in the world by looking at maps and studying their state and country
  • be able to say the Pledge of Allegiance
  • begin to experiment with the weight of various objects
  • be able to classify items as living or non-living
  • be able to name various holidays and explain the central theme of each
  • be able to help with basic chores around the home
  • be able to take care of basic hygiene and personal needs
  • be able to politely answer the phone and call 911
  • be able to name the five senses and give examples of each
  • be able to name and explain the parts of a book
  • be able to read 28 sight words
  • be introduced to many books
  • increase in fine and gross motor skills along with visual perception skills