Child Development Center

The Child Education and Development Center (“CDC”) is a ministry of First Presbyterian Church.  Our program is open to all families in the community and the surrounding area.

Our CDC classes are Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Children as young as 6 month old (as of September 1 of year enrolling) all the way up to our K-2 enrichment class attend. Our school year begins in September and ends in May.

OUR PHILOSOPHY AND CURRICULUM

First Presbyterian Child Development Center adheres to a play based developmentally appropriate curriculum for our students. We believe that the first five years of a child’s life are crucial to early learning and brain development. We pride ourselves on providing a hands on learning environment with an emphasis on oral language and vocabulary development, literacy, fine and gross motor skills, social skills, pre-reading skills, math, and science. Our purpose is to partner with families to develop and foster within each child a lifelong love of learning within each child’s heart.

We incorporate Learning Without Tears (“LWT”) curriculum for ages 3 and up. The foundational skills of the “LWT” curriculum adheres to meeting the highest standards of building strong and successful writers and communicators.

Our Chapel Program uses Think Orange curriculum to help our children learn and engage in stories from the Bible. Chapel lessons are reinforced throughout the classrooms guiding the children to learn about God’s love for each of them.

Students ages 3 and up attend weekly STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) class. Students participate in activities from making apple volcanos to creating bridges out of various materials. Our 2 year olds also engage in STEM activities throughout the school year too.

All students in the CDC program participate in Music and Movement class. In class students develop and practice gross motor skills, following directions and teamwork while singing and dancing to nursery rhymes, Christian and educational music.

We are pleased to offer a K-2 enrichment class for homeschooled children. It is offered for the same tuition and hours as our traditional program. This class offers Project Based Learning in science, geography, literature studies, art appreciation and history in a positive classroom setting. Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic engaging complex question, problem or challenge. Children for this class must be 5 years old by September 1 and no older than 7 years old by September 1.

We believe play is the hard work of a child and we adhere to providing them with meaningful developmentally appropriate learning experiences. The staff at First Presbyterian Child Development Center is committed and proud to offer these learning practices in a loving and caring Christian environment. 

REGISTRATION 2019-2020

First Presbyterian Children’s Development Center will have registration for the 2019-2020 school year on the following dates:

Tuesday January 15th Currently Enrolled Students

Thursday January 17th Siblings of currently enrolled CDC students

Tuesday January 22nd Active FPC of Midland Church Members

Tuesday January 29th Community

Registration will be held on-line this year through a link provided on our website or emailed. Currently enrolled students and siblings of currently enrolled student’s applicants will receive an email link to register. Active FPC church members and the community will register through a live link on our website. The link will go live at 11:00 am on the assigned date mentioned above. All applicants will be checked through our system and time stamped as to when the application has been completed. We will review all applicants and contact you as soon as possible with your enrollment status. Please enroll under the correct category listed above. All applicants will be checked to see if you are currently a student, or a sibling of a currently enrolled student or an active church member of First Presbyterian of Midland. If you register during the wrong period, your application will be voided and you will be required to re-register in the appropriate grouping and placed accordingly.

A non-refundable registration fee of $100 per child will be charged at the time of registration and must be paid through our on-line portal.

A $50 supply fee per semester (September and January) per child will be paid at the beginning of each semester or at registration if enrolling after the semester has started.

Upon acceptance, your child’s placement within the program will only be secured with completion of application, payment of supply fee and the payment of last month’s tuition (May 2020). If our classes are full, you are welcome to still register and be placed on the waiting list. Parents will be contacted once a spot opens up and payment of tuition, supply fee and May 2020 tuition will be required to secure your child’s placement.

Supply fee and May 2020 tuition will be refunded if withdrawal of your child takes places before May 1st of 2019. Request must be made in writing for our financial records.

TUITION

$210 per child per month

Monthly tuition may be paid by check, cash, money order or by ACH (where tuition is automatically taken from an account selected by you on a certain day each month before tuition is considered late). An ACH form is available at the CDC office (this is a convenient way to pay monthly tuition and never be late). If you would like to pay tuition for the entire year or by semester (September-December and January-April), please contact the CDC office. Tuition is due on the first (1st) of each month and is late after the tenth (10th) of the month, unless the 10th falls on a date that the CDC does not have school. In that case, a “last date for tuition to be paid without being late” will be posted in various locations throughout the CDC. A late penalty of $20.00 will be charged to your account on the eleventh (11th) of the month, or the day after the alternative posted due date. If your child will not be in school during the time tuition is due, you will need to either pay tuition in advance, or mail it to:

First Presbyterian CDC, 800 West Texas Ave., Midland, TX 79701.

If mailed, please allow for delivery time so that payment is received before the last day tuition may be paid, to avoid a late payment fee. We cannot carry your child past twenty (20) calendar days without payment. Returned check fee is $30.00.

If you would like more information, please contact:

Kathy Hobart,

Olivia Ortiz,

Or you may call, 432-683-0851 x 136