early education center

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Early Education Center

Full-Time Preschool
Ages 6-week-olds* thru Pre-K
Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Hours as of October 12, 2020)

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Early Childhood Educators & Parents Conference: SEPTEMBER 17

We are excited to invite you to our first annual workshop for early childhood educators and parents of preschoolers on Saturday, September 17 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. The speaker is Amanda Morgan. Amanda holds a BA in both elementary and early childhood education and an MS in family and human development. Her past experience includes teaching in public, private, and migrant school settings as well as teaching preschoolers, grade-schoolers, college students, teachers, and parents. She writes, speaks, and consults on the topic of intentional, whole child development. This workshop will focus on "Meaningful Interactions" between parents and children. We will enjoy a morning session with our speaker followed by lunch, with two breakout sessions after lunch. This workshop is offered at no charge with advance registration. Attendance is free, but you may register for breakfast and lunch at a cost of $15 per person. 

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The Early Education Center is First Presbyterian Church's answer to providing quality early education to the Fort Worth community. Our state licensed child care program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). We offer a full-time preschool program for 6-week-olds through Pre-K. Our excellent staff is degreed professional educators passionate about teaching and caring for your children, striving to provide enrichment and educational preparedness for their futures.

OUR MISSION

OUR CURRICULUM

NAEYC accreditation

MCCYN/Child Care Aware

 

Contact Mindy Samples, Early Education Center Director

The mission of the Early Education Center's preschool is to offer a developmentally appropriate educational experience for infants and early childhood aged children in a weekday church school setting. Learning activities will be provided in a nurturing Christian atmosphere that encourages the spiritual, physical, mental, social and emotional development of the child. Because children learn most effectively through a concrete, play-oriented approach, our children are offered a variety of activities to help them explore, discover, and experiment. Our program is process-oriented rather than product-oriented, and therefore, is an active, noisy environment.   

The Frog Street Press Curriculum is used in all of our classrooms to enhance the overall classroom experience. Content areas include Social and Emotional Development, Language and Communication, Literacy, Literacy Writing, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Fine Arts, Physical Development, and Technology. The development of these skills is produced by weekly themed lesson plans. Frog Street Press Curriculum is endorsed by TEA and NAEYC.

NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) is the oldest and most prestigious early childhood education accreditation agency in the country. NAEYC accredited centers follow higher standards of care than the basic standards required by the state of Texas. The process of maintaining high standards and consistently following the best practices of the early childhood education field is one of the many reasons accreditation benefits you as a parent. An accredited program is one that not only provides developmentally appropriate curriculum and activities, well qualified teachers, and a safe environment; it also has a higher operational standard, stricter guidelines, and is held accountable by an agency that is dedicated to providing quality education for young children.

We are a Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood (MCCYN) provider. The Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood program is an extension of the child care services offered at the various military installations throughout the United States. Eligible providers for the MCCYN program must have a state child care license, a state inspection report dated within the last 12 months, employee background checks for all staff, and must meet additional high-quality accreditation standards.

 

Prohibited Items On Campus: Due to regulations that apply to licensed child care centers, firearms, hunting knives, and other weapons are prohibited on the premises of the child care center (see Minimum Standards for child care centers, TX DFPS Licensing Division, section 746.3707).