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First Friends Early Learning

FFEL


Event Calendar PARENT HANDBOOK

Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 9:15a–2:15p

First Friends Early Learning is a year-round Mother’s Day Out style program for children 6 weeks old through 5 years old. We offer play-based and Biblically-focused activities with age-appropriate academic enrichment.

The purpose of the First Friends Early Learning is to provide a program where students can develop spiritually, cognitively and socially in a safe and loving environment.

    Registration | Fees & Rates | Payments

    School Year Registration

    Registration for the 2022-2023 school year has now closed.

    Registration for the 2023–2024 school year:

    • February 14 — Currently Enrolled Families
    • February 21 — Church Members (Please email Megan.Pavelka@HoustonsFirst.org for link)
    • February 28 — Open Enrollment (Links will be available below on Feb 28 @ 8a)

    2–DAY ONLY — For 2-day only registration, register here.
    1–DAY ONLY — For families requesting 1-day options, register here.

    For any additional enrollment inquires, please contact Miranda.Robledo@HoustonsFirst.org and Megan.Pavelka@HoustonsFirst.org.

    Fees & Rates (effective Sep 1, 2022)

    • All costs below are based per child. Completing the Registration Form and paying Administration Fee ensures a spot on the waitlist. When a spot is available, you will be notified, and a $100 deposit is required.
    • A $50 administration fee will be paid by all families who desire to register for the FFEL program whether a spot is available or not. The administration fee is non-refundable.
    • The $100 deposit to secure your child’s spot in a classroom is non-refundable.
    • The $100 deposit to secure your child’s spot in a classroom is non-refundable.
    • Please note: 2-day enrollments will receive priority enrollment. Families that desire 1-day options will automatically be placed on the waitlist.
    • September tuition will be due Thursday, Sep 1.
    • Complete Scholarship Forms must be submitted by May 15.

    Monthly Tuition Rates

    • 2 days (Tue & Thu) a week — $320/mo
    • 1 day (Tue or Thu) a week — $175/mo

    Discounts

    Effective Thursday, Sep 1, 2022, a 10% sibling discount will be applied to the additional child’s tuition (example: 1st child: $320, 2nd child: $288).

    Payments

    Monthly tuition payments for First Friends Early Learning are due by the 1st of each month. Failure to pay tuition will result in the loss of your child's spot in the program.

    For questions concerning program payments, contact Megan.Pavelka@HoustonsFirst.org.

    Withdrawal Policy

    You may withdraw at any time with a 30-day written notice. Withdrawals with less than a 30-day written notification will be responsible for the next month's tuition.

    Late Pickup Policy

    A $1 per minute fee will be charged for children picked up after 2:15p.

    Please keep in mind

    • Each month is the same tuition.
    • First Friends Early Learning is NOT prorated for absences or weather related closures.
    • Refunds for classroom closures due to any communicable illness will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

    FFEL Summer Camp

    Summer Camp is only offered as a 2-day program with a two month commitment. Currently enrolled families will receive priority registration for Summer Camp 2023. Availability inquires for non-enrolled families may be requested after May 15th, 2023 to Megan.Pavelka@HoustonsFirst.org.

    Summer Camp will run:

    • June 6–15
    • Closed for VBS (June 19–23)
    • June 27–Aug 3 (closed July 4)

    For any enrollment inquiries or questions about the program, please contact Miranda.Robledo@HoustonsFirst.org and Megan.Pavelka@HoustonsFirst.org.


    Additional Resources

    Parent Handbook — Policies, procedures, and what to pack.

    Event Calendar — Important events and dates for the year.

    Meet Our Staff

    First Friends Early Learning
    Miranda Robledo
    MR

    Miranda Robledo

    First Friends Early Learning Coordinator
    Megan Pavelka
    MP

    Megan Pavelka

    First Friends Early Learning Coordinator
    Miranda Robledo
    MR

    Miranda Robledo

    First Friends Early Learning Coordinator
    Megan Pavelka
    MP

    Megan Pavelka

    First Friends Early Learning Coordinator