Weekday Preschool

First Friends Early Learning

New Program Hours beginning this Fall Semester
Starting Sep 5, our weekday preschool program hours will be 9:15a–2:15p

Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 9a–2p*

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.

Registration is currently open for the 2017-2018 year. For more information, please complete the following interest form.


Additional Resources

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

Summer Event Calendar - Important events and dates for Summer 2017


The two-fold purpose of First Friends Early Learning is:

  1. To provide a program for children to attend while parents are involved in an Houston's First Bible study, or volunteer at the Faith Center.
  2. To provide a program where students can develop spiritually, cognitively and socially in a safe and loving environment.


Please remember that ALL families must re-register every year. Have all paperwork completed and drop-off at the preschool desk. Packets missing any paperwork, including shot records, will not be accepted. We will not be able to accept digital copies of any paperwork or shot records.

Completing Your Registration

  • You will be notified by email if there is a spot available for your child to attend FFEL.
  • Registration and Auto draft form need to be completed to retain your child’s spot. The registration fee is non-refundable and is required to secure enrollment.
  • If you would like to receive a key fob which allows access into the Preschool space a deposit of $25 is required. The deposit will be returned when the fob is turned in at the end of the semester.
  • We are a NUT FREE facility. Do not pack any items made from or contain nuts.

Fees & Payment

All costs below are based per child.

Mother's Day Out

Mother's Day Out Registration Fees

1 Day per week $75
2 Days per week $150

Mother's Day Out Tuition Rates for 2016–2017

1 Day (Tue or Thu) $125/mo
2 Days (Tue & Thu) $250/mo

Bible Study Child Care Registration Options

If you are interested in childcare while attending a Houston's First women's bible study on a Tuesday or Thursday morning, please see below for registration options.

Bible Study Child Care 9a–12p

Registration Fee — $25/study

There is no additional charge for care from 9a–12p during the bible study.
This option does not guarantee a childcare spot once the bible study has concluded.

Bible Study Extended Child Care 9a–2p

Registration Fee* — $25 per study
Extended Care Fee* — $10 per day

*To be prepaid for the entire study at the beginning of the semester.
This option does not guarantee a childcare spot once the bible study has concluded.


Monthly tuition payments for First Friends Early Learning are done through an auto draft system. If your payment does not go through, please pay at the Preschool Desk and not through an online link. Your auto draft will not occur until the beginning of the Fall semester (September) and may be cancelled at any time with a 30 day written notice and withdrawal from the program.

Please keep in mind:

  • Each month is the same tuition
  • Monthly payments are due the first day of the month.
  • First Friends Early Learning is NOT prorated for absences.

For questions concerning program payments, contact Marlyne Plata below.

Meet Our Staff

Weekday Preschool
Amy Shelton

Amy Shelton

First Friends Early Learning Coordinator
Amy Shelton

Amy Shelton

First Friends Early Learning Coordinator