About

Purpose

First Fulshear Early learning Center was established as an outreach ministry of First United Methodist Church of Fulshear. Our purpose is to provide an opportunity for preschool age children in our community to work, play, learn and worship in a loving, safe, and caring Christian environment through experiences intended to foster a lifetime love for learning and create leaders in Christ. The Church and the School share a common mission of reaching ordinary people with the love of Christ and journeying with them in becoming extraordinary Christians. We are a caring organization where God ignites faith, changes lives and empowers people to reach children and families with the love of Christ.

Goals

To aid each child in understanding cooperative relationships with other students and provide opportunities to learn about fairness, independence, cooperation, trust, self-control, empathy, sharing and kindness.

Curriculum

First Fulshear Early Learning Center uses the Frog Street curriculum which is a comprehensive, research-based preschool curriculum for ages 2-5 that focuses on academics, age appropriate activities and the whole child. The curriculum incorporates learning into the preschooler’s day and helps teachers implement developmentally appropriate activities. We also write our own Faith based curriculum to tie into our academic curriculum. 

Children are introduced and know several Bible stories, memory verses, nursery rhymes, finger plays and songs. Academic activities will be worked on and explored through various hands on experiences. Fine and gross motor skills as well as basic manners and self-care will also be part of our curriculum. Each class will have a set of objectives that each child will be able to successfully work towards.

In addition, the guidelines of the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for pre kindergarten children may be used in conjunction with the Frog Street curriculum in our 4 year old classrooms to make way for a smooth, successful transition to kindergarten. These guidelines may be viewed online through the TEA website.

FELC Governing Body

First Fulshear Early Learning Center is governed by a board of directors who are members or active participants in First United Methodist Church of Fulshear and volunteer their time, effort and energy to supervise all aspects of the school. The board of directors is responsible for creating and supervising the school’s philosophy, curriculum, policies, procedures and budget while adhering to the charter and by-laws of FUMCF, the Discipline of the United Methodist Church, and the Texas State Minimum Standards for Childcare Centers. We are a part of the church and share its status as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Our Staff

The teaching staff of FFELC is selected on the basis of education, experience and the qualities of love and dedication to helping children grow in the early years. We believe the most important asset of our school is the quality of our teachers. All staff members are required to be CPR/First Aid certified, and have 8 hours of pre service training. Each year they must complete at least 24 hours of additional continuing education. As required by the state of Texas, all staff members are fingerprinted and have a background check in place. Substitutes are needed at times. We require that our substitutes have the same standards that we require of our permanent staff.

Licensing

We are licensed by the State Department of Family and Protective Services of Texas. Our school is inspected by the State Department of Family and Protective Services, county health, and local fire departments. We follow the guidelines set out for us regarding staff qualifications, facility, playground, health, safety, school and personnel records, schedules and rates. A copy of the Texas State Minimum Standards for Child Care Centers is available in the FFELC office for your review at any time. Our most recent Licensing Inspection Report is available to you any time our center is open.