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Preschool & Kindergarten

First Friends

Coronavirus Update


Return to First Friends


We are excited to have your child back in the Preschool Suite. However, we want to make sure you return when you feel you're ready. Click here to learn what we've done to prepare you and your children for the return.




First Friends at Home


The NextGen Ministries recognizes parents as primary disciplers of their children and is honored to come alongside you as reinforcers of spiritual truth, especially during this time of uncertainty. The First Friends team is praying for you and your family, and we are committed to standing alongside you and continuing to minister to you and your family during this unsettling time! If you have any questions or would like to be added to our email and text list please contact Brianna Saunders at Brianna.Saunders@HoustonsFirst.org.


SUN — FAMILY WORSHIP ONLINE & TEXT MESSAGE

On Sundays, join Pastor Gregg and Houston's First Worship Team for a family worship experience. Use Sermon Notes and Sermon Activities to help engage your kids. Find links to our streaming platforms, worship playlists, and more on our Sunday Toolkit page. We'll also be sending families an encouraging text message!

MON — SOCIAL MEDIA POST

Starting Monday through Thursday, check out our Facebook and Instagram pages for new resources!

THU — LIFE BIBLE STUDY LESSON EMAIL

On Thursdays, be on the look out for a Life Bible Study email with lessons and Heartland Worship videos! You can also find more resources on Facebook and Instagram.

Text & Emails


Family Worship


Life Bible Studies


Family Resources


We recognize that the preschool years are filled with astounding growth and rapid development. We also recognize that this development was created by God. We know that children between birth and six years learn over half of all they will learn in life during these formative years. This is a critical time of foundation building for all that will follow.

The mission of First Friends is to love preschoolers and their families into a closer relationship with Jesus. We strive to provide a safe and secure environment where every child learns from the Bible through Bible conversations, singing, centers, and group time.

Learning from the Bible

Every time young children come to our church, they are taught from the Bible. The smallest babies hear the comforting words, “Jesus loves you.” Older twos begin to hear simplified Bible stories as they eat a snack. Older Pre-Ks and Kindergartners hear complete Bible stories and related verses in group time. We believe that we have great opportunities to use Bible songs, verses, stories, pictures and related activities with young children to make Bible learning fun and exciting.

Upcoming Events

Preschool & Kindergarten

  1. 21
    Aug

    VBS Family Drive Thru

    Aug, 21 2020 @ 6:00 pm - The Loop Campus (South & West Parking Lots)

  2. 04
    Oct

    First Camp

    Oct, 04 2020 @ 1:45 pm - The Loop Campus (Reception rm)

  3. 25
    Oct

    Parent Commitment Ceremony

    Oct, 25 2020 @ 3:00 pm - The Loop Campus (Chapel)

  4. 11
    Mar

    NextGen Israel Family Trip

    Mar, 11 2021 - Off Campus ()

Parent Commitment

Parent Commitment is a three-fold commitment available to our parents of new babies under 12 months old: Pre-Parent Commitment Class, Parent Commitment Ceremony, and a commitment to serve.

First Friends Volunteers

Meet Our Staff

Preschool & Kindergarten
Melinda Scurlock
MS

Melinda Scurlock

Director of Preschool & Kindergarten
Jeanne Bolin
JB

Jeanne Bolin

Administrative Assistant
Brianna Saunders
BS

Brianna Saunders

Life Bible Study Associate
Maribel Bailey
MB

Maribel Bailey

Employee Associate
Abigail Perez
AP

Abigail Perez

First Friends Early Learning Director
JH

Janet Havens

Ministry Coordinator
Miranda Robledo
MR

Miranda Robledo

1s Coordinator / First Friends Early Learning Assistant
Kelli Meyer
KM

Kelli Meyer

Programming Associate, 2's Coordinator
Julie Lehman
JL

Julie Lehman

Preschool & Kindergarten LBS 3's Coordinator
Leticia Ruata
LR

Leticia Ruata

Preschool & Kindergarten LBS 4's/K's Coordinator
Kristen Malott
KM

Kristen Malott

Preschool & Kindergarten Worship / Event Childcare Associate
Thien Phan
TP

Thien Phan

Heartland Coordinator
Mayra Lucio
ML

Mayra Lucio

LBS Evening Coordinator
Endy Consolabe
EC

Endy Consolabe

Coordinator for Heart2Heart Volunteers
Gisela Bardasz
GB

Gisela Bardasz

Fitness Childcare Coordinator
Melinda Scurlock
MS

Melinda Scurlock

Director of Preschool & Kindergarten
Jeanne Bolin
JB

Jeanne Bolin

Administrative Assistant
Brianna Saunders
BS

Brianna Saunders

Life Bible Study Associate
Maribel Bailey
MB

Maribel Bailey

Employee Associate
Abigail Perez
AP

Abigail Perez

First Friends Early Learning Director
JH

Janet Havens

Ministry Coordinator
Miranda Robledo
MR

Miranda Robledo

1s Coordinator / First Friends Early Learning Assistant
Kelli Meyer
KM

Kelli Meyer

Programming Associate, 2's Coordinator
Julie Lehman
JL

Julie Lehman

Preschool & Kindergarten LBS 3's Coordinator
Leticia Ruata
LR

Leticia Ruata

Preschool & Kindergarten LBS 4's/K's Coordinator
Kristen Malott
KM

Kristen Malott

Preschool & Kindergarten Worship / Event Childcare Associate
Thien Phan
TP

Thien Phan

Heartland Coordinator
Mayra Lucio
ML

Mayra Lucio

LBS Evening Coordinator
Endy Consolabe
EC

Endy Consolabe

Coordinator for Heart2Heart Volunteers
Gisela Bardasz
GB

Gisela Bardasz

Fitness Childcare Coordinator