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Children's Ministry

Weekday Kids at First, Inc.

We offer quality childcare for families who live or work in the Richardson area.

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  • All-Day Care
    Child Development Center

    Ages: 8 weeks - 5 years/Pre-K
    Mon-Fri, 7 am - 6 pm, year-round

    The Child Development Center opened its doors for an all-day children’s program in August 1990. Licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, we are routinely inspected by the state licensing offices, fire and health departments.

    Child Development Center Handbook

    Monthly Chapel

    Weekday Kids provides a nondenominational chapel service for children two years of age and older. This includes singing, a story, and prayer.  FUMCR's Director of Children’s Ministry conducts this monthly service. Prayer before each meal is lead in the classrooms.

    Meals

    Children receive morning and afternoon snacks, and a nutritious, well balanced lunch each day. All meals are served family style in the classroom. We encourage manners and self –help skills. The Child Development Center does not serve any food containing nuts, peanut butter or pork.

    Child-to-Staff Ratios and Fees

    Registration:
    Initial Registration - $125 per child
    Annual Registration - $125 per year
    Each Additional Child - +$50.00 per year

    Tuition:
    Infants - 10:3, $230 weekly
    Young Toddlers - 10:2, $205 weekly
    Older Toddlers & 2-Year-Olds - 10:2, $200 weekly
    Preschool (3-, 4- & 5-year-olds - 20:2, $180 weekly

    Severe Weather Policy

    In the event of severe weather, we will follow Richardson Independent School District closings.  IF RISD IS CLOSED, WE ARE CLOSED.  Inclement weather days WILL NOT be made up and tuition fees will not be refunded.

    To find out if RISD is closed, please monitor local media outlets for SCHOOL CLOSINGS.  You may also visit the RISD homepage at www.risd.org or visit their official social media sites at facebook.com/richardsonisd or twitter.com/richardsonisd

     

    Optional Programs (additional cost)

    TOTs (basketball)
    Dance (Ballet)
    Computer
    Soccer
    Spanish

    2019-20 Child Development Center Calendar

    Admission form

  • Mothers Day Out
    Mothers Day Out

    2019-20 School Year

    Registration for the 2020-2021 school year will begin on Monday, Feb. 3 for currently enrolled families and church members.  Registration for new families to the WKAF program will open on Tuesday, Feb. 18.  Registration packets will be sent home to current families in mid-January and will be available in our offices at that time for new families.  New families wishing to tour the program can set up a tour time with our office beginning Jan. 6- Jan. 31.  Tours are offered Monday- Friday 9:30-11:30.

    Ages: 3 mos. - 2 years as of Sept 1 Hours: 9 am - 2 pm
    Program Days: Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri (choose 1 or more)
    Tuesday after Labor Day - 3rd week of May, following RISD days off

    The Mother's Day Out program is a Christian-oriented childcare program designed to be of service to the community. Your child can enjoy having fun with other children his/her age in a loving, nurturing and safe environment.

    MDO Fees  •  $50 annual registration/# of days during week  •  $125 monthly tuition/# of days during week

    Severe Weather Policy

    In the event of severe weather, we will follow Richardson Independent School District closings.  IF RISD IS CLOSED, WE ARE CLOSED.  Inclement weather days WILL NOT be made up and tuition fees will not be refunded.

    To find out if RISD is closed, please monitor local media outlets for SCHOOL CLOSINGS.  You may also visit the RISD homepage at www.risd.org or visit their official social media sites at facebook.com/richardsonisd or twitter.com/richardsonisd

    2019-20 Mothers Day Out Calendar     MDO / Preschool / Kinder Handbook

    Admission form

  • Preschool
    Preschool

    2019-20 School Year

    Registration for the 2020-2021 school year will begin on Monday, Feb. 3 for currently enrolled families and church members.  Registration for new families to the WKAF program will open on Tuesday, Feb. 18.  Registration packets will be sent home to current families in mid-January and will be available in our offices at that time for new families.  New families wishing to tour the program can set up a tour time with our office beginning Jan. 6- Jan. 31.  Tours are offered Monday- Friday 9:30-11:30.

    Ages: 2 1/2 - 4 years/Pre-K as of Sept 1
    Hours: 8:45-11:45 am, optional 12-2 pm extended day
    Program Days: T/Th, M/W/F, M-F 
    Tuesday after Labor Day - 3rd week of May, following RISD days off

    Our preschool is a Christian-oriented half-day developmental preschool program for children 2 1/2 years old through pre-kindergarten and follows the Richardson Independent School District calendar beginning the week of Labor Day and closing the third week of May. Classes are limited in size and divided according to birth dates.

    Music & Movement

    Music & Movement is a developmental program designed to develop gross motor skills within the child. It helps with neuromuscular balance and coordination, which are essential elements for reading, writing, spelling and number readiness. Children spend 20 minutes each day developing the total child through their own learned body controlled movements.

    Chapel

    Preschool classes attend chapel once a month in which a minister or Children's Ministry director leads the children in a short Christian lesson.

    Extended Day

    This program, 11:45 am - 2 pm each day, is offered to children involved in the Preschool and Kindergarten programs. Children bring their lunches and participate in a more relaxed classroom atmosphere for this period.

    Parent Involvement

    Parents are welcome to visit classes. They are asked to provide snacks, assist with parties, and are encouraged to share their talents and hobbies. Parent/teacher conferences are held at least once a year. At least two evening family events are planned during the school year.

    Fees

    2 ½, 3, and 4-yr-olds  •  2 days/wk  •  $120 annual registration  •  $170 monthly tuition
    3- & 4-yr-olds  •  3 days/wk  •  $140 annual registration  •  $190 monthly tuition
    2 ½-yr-olds  •  4 days/wk  •  $160 annual registration  •  $240 monthly tuition
    3- & 4-yr-olds  •  5 days/wk  •  $175 annual registration  •  $250 monthly tuition
    Extended Day  •  per day/wk  •  $10 annual registration  •  $50 monthly tuition

    Severe Weather Policy

    In the event of severe weather, we will follow Richardson Independent School District closings.  IF RISD IS CLOSED, WE ARE CLOSED.  Inclement weather days WILL NOT be made up and tuition fees will not be refunded.

    To find out if RISD is closed, please monitor local media outlets for SCHOOL CLOSINGS.  You may also visit the RISD homepage at www.risd.org or visit their official social media sites at facebook.com/richardsonisd or twitter.com/richardsonisd

     

    2019-20 Preschool Calendar     MDO / Preschool / Kinder Handbook

    Admission form

  • Kindergarten
    Kindergarten

    2019-20 School Year

    Registration for the 2020-2021 school year will begin on Monday, Feb. 3 for currently enrolled families and church members.  Registration for new families to the WKAF program will open on Tuesday, Feb. 18.  Registration packets will be sent home to current families in mid-January and will be available in our offices at that time for new families.  New families wishing to tour the program can set up a tour time with our office beginning Jan. 6- Jan. 31.  Tours are offered Monday- Friday 9:30-11:30.

    Age: 5 years as of Sept 1
    Hours: 8:45-11:45 am, optional 12-2 pm extended day
    Program Days: Mon-Fri
    Tuesday after Labor Day - 3rd week of May, following RISD days off

    The kindergarten program is a half-day class that focuses on children’s strengths to build strong academic and social skills for future success in elementary school.  Lessons and experiences in this classroom are developmentally appropriate and focused on five academic subject areas: English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. This program follows the state standards for public kindergartens in the state of Texas - Texas Knowledge and Essential Skills (TEKS) - including Richardson ISD. The kindergarten program is taught by Libby Gordon, a former RISD kindergarten teacher.

    The program follows the Richardson Independent School District calendar beginning the week of Labor Day and closing the third week of May. Classes meet Monday - Friday from 8:45 - 11:45 am, with an optional Extended Day (see Preschool tab).

    Music & Movement

    Music & Movement is a developmental program designed to develop gross motor skills within the child. It helps with neuromuscular balance and coordination, which are essential elements for reading, writing, spelling and number readiness. Children spend 20 minutes each day developing the total child through their own learned body controlled movements.

    Chapel

    Preschool classes attend chapel once a month in which a minister or Children's Ministry director leads the children in a short Christian lesson.

    Extended Day

    This program, 11:45 am - 2 pm each day, is offered to children involved in the Preschool and Kindergarten programs. Children bring their lunches and participate in a more relaxed classroom atmosphere for this period.

    Parent Involvement

    Parents are welcome to visit classes. They are asked to provide snacks, assist with parties, and are encouraged to share their talents and hobbies. Parent/teacher conferences are held at least once a year. At least two evening family events are planned during the school year.

    Fees

    Kindergarten Fees  •  $175 annual registration  •  $285 monthly tuition
    Extended Day (per day)  •  $10 annual registration  •  $50 monthly tuition

    Severe Weather Policy

    In the event of severe weather, we will follow Richardson Independent School District closings.  IF RISD IS CLOSED, WE ARE CLOSED.  Inclement weather days WILL NOT be made up and tuition fees will not be refunded.

    To find out if RISD is closed, please monitor local media outlets for SCHOOL CLOSINGS.  You may also visit the RISD homepage at www.risd.org or visit their official social media sites at facebook.com/richardsonisd or twitter.com/richardsonisd

     

    2019-20 Kindergarten Calendar     MDO / Preschool / Kinder Handbook

    Admission form

NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS
Weekday Kids at First, Inc., admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. 


Weekday Kids Staff

Allison Blalock
Director, Weekday Kids at First
972.996.0125
Monica Molina
Assistant Director, Weekday Kids at First
972.996.0122
Judy Grope
Assistant Director, Weekday Kids at First
972.996.0128
Cheryl Winnenberg
Administrative Assistant, Children’s Ministry, Weekday Kids at First
972.996.0120
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