CONTACT INFORMATION

DIRECTORS: Sharon Smith & Tricia Tucker

PHONE: 254-780-9673


EMAIL: 

sharon@foundationumc.org

(general info, prospective families, payments, etc.)


trish@foundationumc.org

(class-specific queries, daily schedule, curriculum, etc.)

OUR MISSION

Foundation Kids Preschool 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


2021-22 PARENT HANDBOOK & 2021-22 SCHOOL CALENDAR & SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS

2021-22 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 curriculum supplies and train teachers for the coming school year. There are no separate curriculum fees or cleaning fees expected during the year.


Monthly tuition for children 12 months-23 months (as of September 1) is $200/mo; tuition for children 24 months and above (as of September 1) is $180/mo. There is a 10% sibling discount for each additional child. (For example, if you are enrolling a one year old, a three year old, and a four year old, you would be invoiced at $200 for the first child, with a discounted rate of $162 for the two others, for a monthly total of $524.)


Tuition is invoiced via PayPal on the 23rd of each month, with payment considered late by the 3rd. 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 cannot offer discounts or refunds for days missed due to family illness or bad weather closures.


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 $40 per month. For families who require both Early Bird and Late Day, we offer a combo for $60 per month. Sibling discounts do not apply for Early Bird and Late Day.

To join our 2021-22 waitlist, please CLICK HERE.



OUR CLASSES

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


We adhere to MinistrySafe guidelines of two non-related, trained, and background-checked adults per classroom, which supports excellent class size ratios for a productive, safe, and attentive learning environment. All admin, teachers, and aides are CPR/FirstAid certified.


Our 2021-22 class breakdown will be:


Caterpillars (12m-23m)--capped at 8 children

Sprouts (2yo)--capped at 10 children

Seedlings (2-3yo)--capped at 12 children

Trailblazers (3-4yo)--capped at 14 children

Explorers (4-5yo)--capped at 16 children


Our curriculum is hands-on, standards-based, and research-based to streamline instruction across age groups. Backed by meticulous research, classroom testing, and organization of standards that build upon learned skills each year, instruction is based in activities and games that incorporate Concept of Word and Word Study instruction. All of these techniques are adapted for preschoolers of all ages to provide a solid foundation for reading and math skills in a way that is fun and developmentally appropriate.


Click the links below to view our academic goals and objectives for each age group:


Infants and Toddlers

Twos

Threes

Fours

our staff

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

  • Ms. Trish serves as the Associate Children's Director/MDO Coordinator at Foundation. She is the loving mother of three children--Caleb, Matthew, and Madelyn--and the caretaker for her niece and nephews--Stormy, James, and Orion. Originally from Oregon, she has called Texas home for over a decade.


    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 our Trailblazers Teacher. Flexible, creative, and dedicated, she has proved a tremendous asset to our team. She and her husband, Rodney, have 5 children and 1 grandchild.


    Let all that you do be done with love. 

    1 Corinthians 16:14

  • Ms. Jill serves as our Explorers Teacher. She has been working with children since she was a teenager and is thrilled to be a part of Foundation Preschool as it continues to grow. She has two beautiful girls, Addison and Annalise, and 5 fur babies: two cats and three dogs. In her free time, you can find Ms. Jill enjoying game night or fishing with her family, attending UMHB football games and events (GO CRU!), and crafting.


    So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you;  I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

    Isaiah 41:10

  • Ms. Heather serves as our Seedlings Teacher. She is a married mother of 2 children and is active in her church and community. She loves the Lord, going to church, and spending time with her family. We are happy to have her calm and nurturing presence guiding our Seedings!


    My dear friends, we must love each other. Love comes from God, and when we love each other, it shows we have been given new life. We are now God's children, and we know him.

    1 John 4:7

  • Ms. Tyler serves as our Caterpillars Teacher. A loving wife and mother of three, Tyler has been a dedicated children's volunteer for several years and we are thrilled she accepted the call to join our staff. Her patience and desire to meet each of her students' individual needs makes her a tremendous blessing to us all.

    For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, 

    and to give his life as a ransom for many.

    Mark 10:45

  • Ms. Kayla serves as our Sprouts teacher. She has taught for several years, both in the classroom and remotely, and is glad to be back in the classroom helping your children learn.

    Ms. Kayla and her husband are new to Temple, along with their two-year-old daughter, Kiernan, and two bunnies. She looks forward to a bright school year and making Temple her forever home!

    May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, 

    so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

    Romans 15:13

  • LYNN CONGER

    Ms. Lynn is a long-time Foundation volunteer and nursery worker who serves as our Trailblazers 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

  • casey buecker

    Ms. Casey serves as our Seedlings Aide. She has experience in the MDO/Preschool setting and is very excited to be here and to get to know your children! She grew up in Illinois but has called Texas home since 2019. Ms. Casey lives in Temple with her husband and two children, a cat named Arachne and two dogs, Abbie May and Austin.

    Stand firm and you will win.

    Luke 21:19

  • MARICELA rodriguez

    Ms. Maricela serves as our Sprouts Aide. She is a mother to 4 boys, a rabbit named Frost and a dog named Blue. She is excited and looking forward to helping the children in her class through the preschool adventure!


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

    Philippians 4:13

  • patricia vargeson

    Ms. Pat serves as our Caterpillars Aide. She has been richly blessed with children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and is looking forward to the joy of getting to know your children and watching them grow.


    Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. 

    Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.

    Philippians 4:6

  • CAITLIN RICHARDSON

    Ms. Caitlin serves as our Explorers Aide. Caitlin has been working with children for 17 years within the church setting. In her free time, she enjoys crafting, baking, and singing. You can also often find Caitlin at the Temple Civic Theater as performing is one of her favorite past times! 

    "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

  • Ms. Sharon serves as the Director of Children's Ministries at Foundation and acts in an administrative capacity for our MDO program, handling prospective families, registration, and tuition. Her absolute favorite task, however, is leading the weekly Chapel time. 


    My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, 

    but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever.

    Psalms 73:26