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Programs

 Available Classes  MW MWF TTh F M-F
1 year old 9a-2p    9a-2p 9a-2p 9a-2p
2 years old 9a-2p   9a-2p 9a-2p 9a-2p 
3 years old   
 9a-12p
12p-2p
 9a-12p
12p-2p
 
 9a-12p
12p-2p
4 years old  
 9a-12p
12p-2p
9a-12p
12p-2p
 
9a-12p
12p-2p 
Kindergarten
        9a-2p
Stay & Play AM  (all ages)  7a-9a 7a-9a 7a-9a 7a-9a 7a-9a
 Stay & Play PM (all ages)  2p-4:30p 2p-4:30p 2p-4:30p 2p-4:30p 2p-4:30p

Our Goal

Our goal is to make your child's first school experience a positive one that will provide a strong foundation for a lifetime of learning. Our purpose is to provide a planned program for children appropriate to their age and within a Christian environment. Experiences are provided that meet children's needs and inspire learning in all developmental areas - physical, social, emotional, and intellectual.

Young School and Preschool

First Methodist School's Young School (ages 1-2) and Preschool (ages 3-4) programs prepare children for Kindergarten and beyond through interactive, hands-on learning. Thematic units, developed over our school's successful history, provide learning opportunities through our early childhood curriculum. Preschool students attend music, gym, Spanish, and computer weekly.  Young school students (2 years old) attend music and gym weekly.  Chapel service is held weekly for 2 through 5 year olds.

Kindergarten

Our Kindergarten class is open to children who have turned 5 on or before September 1. Kindergarten class is offered Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.  The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) are incorporated into our curriculum to prepare students for the next level of their academic careers. Phonics/reading, math, science, and social studies are taught by a certified teacher in a small class setting.  Kindergarten students attend music, gym, Spanish, computer, and Chapel weekly.  Our kindergarten student to teacher ratio will not exceed 15:1 in order to provide more opportunities for one-on-one instruction. Kindergarteners participate in several special FMS traditions such as the Kindergarten Circus and the Mother's Day Tea.

Our students learn to:

  •  Get along with other children and adults.
  •  Improve physical skills and coordination.
  •  Share - time, toys, and attentions.
  •  Hear and respond to music.
  •  Experiment with many art materials, using his/her own body and feelings to produce something satisfactory to him/herself.
  •  Gain new security and independence in the world outside his/her home.
  •  Discover many people who contribute to his/her own well-being and find ways to contribute to others.
  •  Play a lot, because play is his/her work. Play is the way children learn best, and we provide equipment and guidance for optimum learning experiences in the child's world.