2021-2022 Registration Information
Children First will have registration for the September 2021-May 2022 school year on the following dates:
  • Wednesday, February 3rd: Currently Enrolled Children First Students
  • Monday, February 8th: Siblings of currently enrolled Children First Students
  • Wednesday, February 10th: Children of Active First Methodist Midland Church Members
  • Wednesday, February 17th: Open to the Community
Registration will be held online this year through the above links. The links will go live at 10:00 am on the assigned date and close at 11:59 pm. All applications will be time stamped as to when the application has been completed. We will review each application and contact you as soon as possible to complete the enrollment process.
The enrollment process is not complete until the Registration fee and the last month’s tuition (May 2022) are paid in full. If a classroom is full, there will be a waiting list for children and parents will be contacted as openings become available.
Please make sure you select the correct category listed above. All applications will be checked to see if they meet the criteria for that registration category. If you register under the incorrect category, your application will be voided and you will be required to re-register in the correct category.
2020-2021 Forms & Important Information
For more information, please contact Penelope Hicks at penelopehicks@firstmethodistmidland.com.

Children First

Children’s Day Out & Preschool Program

Our Children First Program offers a two-day program on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. until 2:45 p.m.
We serve children ranging in age of 6 months (by September 1st of current school year) through Pre-K.
Purpose & Goals
Our purpose is to provide your child with a Christian environment where he or she can grow spiritually, socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually. Our goal is to support the development of each child to his or her greatest potential. We believe this happens in a nurturing environment which fosters mutual respect and appreciates the unique qualities of each individual. 
Philosophy & Curriculum
We adhere to developmentally appropriate practices — children learn while they play. Our curriculum focuses on the process of learning rather than the finished product. Teachers act as facilitators for learning by providing a carefully planned environment that is appropriately challenging for each age-level. The Preschool classrooms will use the Letter People® curriculum. The Letter People® curriculum is correlated to the Texas Pre-K standards. The Letter People® will develop the child’s print awareness, oral language and listening skills, letter identification and sound/symbol association, vocabulary development, writing and spelling, math and science focus, personal and social development, and engaging home-to-school activities.
Christian Education
In our chapel time each week, your child will be taught creative and age-appropriate Bible lessons. This means that the lessons are both developmentally and spiritually appropriate for your child, as well as intended to be fun and engaging. In the Infant and Toddler Rooms, Jesus’ love for your child is demonstrated by providing a safe and loving environment in which the child can sing and play. In the Two, Three, and Four Year-Old Rooms, your child will begin learning Bible stories, as well as the concepts of friendship, helping others, and forgiveness.