Child Development Center

Purpose & Philosophy

                Our program is an extension of First United Methodist Church, Killeen’s mission which is to meet the needs of children and parents in the congregation and surrounding communities.  Our purpose is to provide quality child care in a wholesome Christian environment.  We believe each child is a child of God and should have every opportunity to develop physically, mentally, emotionally, socially and spiritually to the fullest potential.

 Curriculum

           Semester units with a weekly theme are planned and implemented year round.  A weekly lesson plan is written by the teachers and carried out in the center for children 12 months and older.
            Learning Centers included in the classroom are:
 
            -Arts                                        -Woodwork
            -Science                                   -Sensory Play
            -Manipulatives                        -Music
            -Prewriting Skills                     -Story Time
            -Family Living                          -Finger Plays
            -Blocks                                     -Calendar Time
 
            Outdoor play is offered three times a day to develop large motor skills, weather permitting.  Spiritual development is met through a weekly bible verse, Chapel on Thursdays, and religious songs and prayer at snack and meal times.  In the summer all children are encouraged to take part in Vacation Bible School (VBS).
            Special activities such as field trips and special guest speakers are also part of the curriculum.  These activities are planned to enhance the weekly units.  Field trips are planned once a month for children 4 years and older.

Admission & Tuition Fees

 Applications for the Child Development Center are accepted at any time.  Listed below are the different tuition programs we offer to meet the needs of the church congregation and surrounding community. 

Weekly Rates

0-23 Months………………………………………………………………….$120

2-5 Years………………………………………………………………………………………………$100
Three Days a Week
 2 years and older………………………………………………………………………………….$75 

Two Days a Week

2 years and older………………………………………………………………………………….$65

Half Days 8 am -12, or 12-5pm

2 years and older………………………………………………………………………………….$75

After School

School Age…………………………………………………………………………$75

From public school afternoon dismissal time.  School children needing a full day, an additional $10 will be added to the weekly payment.  We do not charge for afterschool transportation.

Hourly Care

0-18 months…………………………………………………………………………….$4.50/hr

19 months +……………………………………………………..$4.00/hr

Available only if there is an open space

 We do offer discounts for families with multiple children.

Click here for registration forms.  Please call or email Director Pam Stephenson for an appointment or more information at (254)634-5149 or pam.stephenson@fumc-killeen.org

First United Methodist Church of Killeen   |   3501 East Elms Road, Killeen, TX 76542   |   254-634-6363