Open Enrollment Has Begun!

CDC Will Be Reopening Monday, July 19th

Purpose & Philosophy
Our CDC program is an extension of First United Methodist Church Killeen’s mission, and works to meet the needs of children and parents of our community as well as our congregation. Our purpose is to provide quality childcare in a wholesome Christian environment. We believe that every child is a child of God and should have every opportunity to develop physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, and spiritually to their 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:
  • Arts
  • Woodwork
  • Science
  • Sensory Play
  • Manipulatives
  • Music
  • Pre-writing Skills
  • Story Time
  • Family Living
  • Finger Plays
  • Blocks
  • Calendar Time
  • … and more!
Outdoor play is offered two times a day to develop large motor skills, weather permitting. Spiritual development is met through a weekly bible verse, weekly Children’s Chapel, and religious songs and prayer at snack and mealtimes. In the summer, all children are encouraged to take part in Vacation Bible School (VBS).
The center operates on a 12-month schedule (September – August),
and is open from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.
Admission & Tuition Fees
The waitlist form for the Child Development Center will open to the public on May 16, 2021 and is 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 Tuition Rates:
Infants – Toddlers – $155
Two’s – PreK2 – $135

3 days a week – $110
2 days a week – $100
 
  • Available only if there is an open space in the class
  • We do offer discounts for families with multiple children – contact us for more info
  • Tuition Rates are subject to change at any time with prior approval by the CDC Advisory Board & FUMC Killeen Finance Committee
  • Other fees include a registration fee,* annual $100 supply fee,** and 2-week tuition deposit***
 
Due at the time of initial enrollment are the registration fee, supply fee (prorated, if applicable), and two weeks tuition. The supply and registration fees are non-refundable should a parent or legal guardian choose not to enroll the child(ren). Fee and deposit details are below.
*What is the registration fee?
To hold your place, we require a registration fee, due when you register your child. This is to cover administrative costs, and is non-refundable.
**What is the supply fee?
This is an annual fee, used to cover any supplies your child needs while at the CDC, including things like crafts, snacks, and more! The supply fee is $100, and is due on September 1st, although it can be prorated, if applicable (if you register your child in the middle of the year). The supply fee is non-refundable.
*** Why is a 2-week tuition deposit due?
When you register, we require a one-time security deposit, just like a required security deposit if you are moving into a rental apartment or home. This security deposit equals 2 weeks of your tuition. We don’t keep this money! You get back this deposit as it will be credited to your account for your final two weeks of childcare, when you give us your two-week written withdrawal notice to leave our CDC.
Open Enrollment has begun for 2021!
 
After open enrollment ends, vacancies will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. A waiting list will be kept by the CDC Director in the CDC office at all times. All children using the center must be registered, even if they will only attend occasionally.
 
 
All current families of the FUMC CDC must re-register their children by April of each calendar year to ensure their place for the following year. The registration fee is due at the time of registration. The supply fee is due every September 1st, or at the time of enrollment, with a prorated supply fee if applicable.

Questions?
Contact the CDC Director, Michele Street, for more information at Michele.Street@fumc-killeen.org or 254-634-5149.
 

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 Parent Information

If you are a current CDC parent, you can join our private Facebook group at the link below!
 
 
Click the link below to view our Parent Handbook