Preschool & Kindergarten

First Friends


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. 15
    Oct

    First Camp

    Oct, 15 2017 @ 1:45 pm - The Loop Campus (Reception rm)

  2. 22
    Oct

    Parent Commitment Ceremony

    Oct, 22 2017 @ 2:00 pm - The Loop Campus (Chapel)

  3. 31
    Oct

    FirstFest

    Oct, 31 2017 @ 5:30 pm - The Loop Campus (Fitness & Rec Center and South Parking Lot)

  4. 18
    Feb

    First Camp

    Feb, 18 2018 @ 1:45 pm - The Loop Campus (Reception rm)

  5. 25
    Feb

    Parent Commitment Ceremony

    Feb, 25 2018 @ 2:00 pm - The Loop Campus (Chapel)

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.

Sundays

Life Bible Study + Heartland @ 9:15a, 11a, and 5p

In addition to building a foundation of faith, Sunday provides one of the best times for children to learn and interact with others of the same age. Children from birth to three years hear stories about Jesus, play and explore in their classroom during the two hours parents are in Life Bible Study and the worship service.

Much like their parents, older preschoolers (4s-Kindergarten) transition from Life Bible Study to worship in Heartland, an age-appropriate worship experience where they sing, hear a message from the Bible and participate in interactive stations, reinforcing the lesson taught earlier in Life Bible Study.

Wednesdays

Worship + Mission Friends @ 6–8:30p

Mission Friends is our Wednesday night gathering where birth through Kindergarten can explore Biblical truths, missionaries from around the world, and other cultures. While parents attend a MidLink gathering, children will learn about Mission Friends and participate in group worship with their class or go to Kid’s choir.

Babies-1s — Wee Praise
2s-3s — WOW Worship
4s-K — High Five Kids’ Choir

Our Wednesday evening programs follow the MidLink schedule. For more details on breaks, MidLink Cafe, or other activities, please visit our campus-wide Wednesday Evenings page.

Giving Our Lives

A soul growing closer to God cannot be contained. Eventually, it will need to find a release. Missions and volunteering are just two such outlets.

Preschool Life Bible Study Teacher

Preschool & Kindergarten

If you want to make a difference in a young child’s life and teach them about Jesus, then volunteer as a Teacher in a Preschool LBS...

Sundays @ 9:15a, 10:45a, 5p, 6:30p

Preschool Life Bible Study Director

Preschool & Kindergarten

If you want to make a difference in a young child’s life and lead others, then volunteer as a Director in a Preschool LBS class. Direct a...

Sundays @ 9:15a, 10:45a, 5p, 6:30p

Preschool Connection Team

Preschool & Kindergarten

Do you like greeting and helping people? Make the best first impression for the Preschool Ministry as part of the Connection Team. When...

Sundays @ 9a & 10:45a

Preschool Mission Friends

Preschool & Kindergarten

If you love missions and want to teach children about God’s love and how we can share it with the world, then volunteer with Mission...

Wednesdays @ 7–8p

First Friends Early Learning

Preschool & Kindergarten

Come join the fun in First Friends Early Learning. Team teach alongside employed teachers in our Early Learning program. We use a...

Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 9a–2p

Heartland Volunteers

Preschool & Kindergarten

If you are excited about worship and you want to help PreK & Kindergarteners learn how to express their love for God through singing, then...

Sundays @ 9:15a & 10:45a

Heart2Heart Volunteer

Preschool & Kindergarten

Do you enjoy rocking babies, singing with the little ones and teaching preschoolers about Jesus? Partner with an employed teacher to teach...

Sundays @ 9:15a, 10:45a, 5p, 6:30p

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
Hyejin Kim
HK

Hyejin Kim

Event Childcare Associate, 3's Coordinator
Emily Nguyen
EN

Emily Nguyen

LBS 1s Coordinator
Elizabeth Walters
EW

Elizabeth Walters

LBS PreK & Kindergarten Coordinator
Carolyn Evans
CE

Carolyn Evans

LBS Evening Coordinator
Lisa Wong
LW

Lisa Wong

Heart 2 Heart Coordinator
Amy Shelton
AS

Amy Shelton

First Friends Early Learning Coordinator
JH

Janet Havens

Ministry Coordinator
Kelli Meyer
KM

Kelli Meyer

LBS 2s Coordinator
MR

Miranda Robledo

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
Hyejin Kim
HK

Hyejin Kim

Event Childcare Associate, 3's Coordinator
Emily Nguyen
EN

Emily Nguyen

LBS 1s Coordinator
Elizabeth Walters
EW

Elizabeth Walters

LBS PreK & Kindergarten Coordinator
Carolyn Evans
CE

Carolyn Evans

LBS Evening Coordinator
Lisa Wong
LW

Lisa Wong

Heart 2 Heart Coordinator
Amy Shelton
AS

Amy Shelton

First Friends Early Learning Coordinator
JH

Janet Havens

Ministry Coordinator
Kelli Meyer
KM

Kelli Meyer

LBS 2s Coordinator
MR

Miranda Robledo

Fitness Childcare Coordinator