Where are the First Friends Staff Offices?
2nd Floor, Education Suite 217
How can I get involved as a parent?
One of the best and easiest ways to get involved as a parent is to volunteer with us on Sundays or on Wednesday evenings. We have several opportunities including Heartland leaders & helpers, Life Bible Study teachers, Heart2Heart volunteers, Preschool Desk or Door volunteers, and Mission Friends teachers. All volunteers must clear a background check and be members of Houston’s First. For more information—and to access required forms—please visit our Media & Resources page
. To see all volunteer opportunities, please browse our Volunteers page
What is the process for dropping my child off in the First Friends area?
All First time visitors will report to the First Friends Desk for class assignments. Once the child is assigned a room, the family will be entered into our system and be able to check in at the kiosks. Returning families will check in using their 10-digit phone number. Each child and parent will receive a nametag. No adult will be allowed to enter the preschool area without the proper nametag. Additionally you will receive a security card for each child (birth-Kinder). These are to be kept until the end of the session and given to the class teacher upon retrieving the child .
Can I go into the class with my child to help her feel more comfortable?
To ensure the safety of every child in the First Friends Ministry, the only adults that are allowed in classrooms are approved volunteers. (Volunteers wear designated nametags so they are more easily identified.) We encourage parents to volunteer, however they must be approved to serve before entry in the classroom.
How will I be contacted in the event there are concerns involving my child?
If there is an issue or any concern about your child, we will text you. Please have your cell phone with you and set on vibrate so you can receive messages.
What is the policy for bringing children who are ill?
All children who have had a fever or diarrhea within the past 24 hours or have vomited within the past 24 hours may not enter the First Friends Area. If your child becomes ill while in our care, we will contact you to pick him up. This policy is designed to ensure the well-being of all the children.
What if my child has nut allergies?
The First Friends Area is a nut free zone. We do not allow nuts, nut butters, or any product containing them in the classrooms or the First Friends Area.
Does the church have a Mother's Day Out program?
Yes. At Houston's First, the Weekday Preschool program is called First Friends Early Learning. Learn more here.
What is the best way to know what’s going on in the First Friends Ministry?
Join our Family Connect email! Parents are called to be the primary disciplers of their children and we want to partner with you in the discipleship of your child! See what your child is learning in Life Bible Study and check out upcoming events, activities, and parenting classes.
Once you sign up, you will receive a weekly email on Sundays. If you’re not currently receiving this email, let us know by emailing First.Friends@HoustonsFirst.org.
You can also check out our LinkTree for links to our Spotify playlists, Pinterest board, and lots of other great resources!