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

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.)

tuition & FEES

There is a $150 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.).


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

FoundationKids offers classes for children aged 12 months through PreK. Children are placed into classes based on their age on September 1st and remain in the same class all year. We adhere to MinistrySafe guidelines of two adults per classroom, which supports excellent class size ratios for a productive, safe, and attentive learning environment.


12m-24m: 1 teacher & 1 aide/6 students

2 years: 1 teacher & 1 aide/10 students

3 years: 1 teacher & 1 aide/12 students

4 years: 1 teacher & 1 aide/12 students

5 years: 1 teacher & 1 aide/12 students

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 his/her 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 his/her first, middle, and last name along with parents' and siblings' names
  • know the name of his/her 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 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 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 his/her place in the world by looking at maps and studying his/her 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