Early Education Center
The Early Education Center is First Presbyterian Church's answer to providing quality early education and childcare 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 part time preschool program for children two years old through Pre-K and a full time preschool program for children 6 weeks old through Pre-K.
Our excellent staff are degreed professional educators passionate about teaching and caring for your children, striving to provide enrichment and educational preparedness for their futures.
EEC Program Staff
Director: Mindy Samples |
| 817.335.1231, ext. 256
Assistant Director: Alyssa Martin | | 817.335.1231, ext. 254
EEC Part Time Preschool
Students: 2 years old (by September 1) - Pre-K
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
EEC Full Time Preschool
Students: 6 Week Olds* - Pre-K
Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
The mission of the Early Education Center's preschool is to offer a developmentally appropriate educational experience for toddlers 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.
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 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.
MCCYN/Child Care Aware
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 Premises
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).