CONTACT INFORMATION

Tricia Tucker, MDO Coordinator

trish@foundationumc.org

(class-specific queries, daily schedule/curriculum, etc.)


Sharon Smith, Director of Children's Ministries

sharon@foundationumc.org

(general info, tuition payments, etc.)

OUR MISSION

Foundation Kids Preschool is an extension of the children's ministry of Foundation Church. 

We strive to serve not only our own church members but the families of our surrounding community. Our mission is to provide a safe, nurturing, Christ-centered environment where children can learn and grow.


MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS, 9AM-2:30PM*

*Optional Early Bird 7:30-9am and/or Late Day 2:30-3:45pm


*NEW* 2022-23 PARENT HANDBOOK & *UPDATED* 2022-23 SCHOOL CALENDAR

WE CURRENTLY HAVE LIMITED OPENINGS IN OUR SAPLINGS AND TRAILBLAZERS CLASSES

CLICK HERE TO apply

Please be sure and review the 2022-23 Parent Handbook and 2022-23 Tuition Information before applying. 

We look forward to serving your family in the coming year.

2022-23 tuition & FEES

There is a $150/child registration fee that must be paid at the time of registration to guarantee your child's placement. The registration fee is non-refundable and allows us to prepare curriculum supplies and train teachers for the coming school year. 


The tuition breakdown is as follows (based on age as of September 1):

Caterpillars (12m-23m): $220/mo

Sprouts (24m-30m): $200/mo

All other classes: $190/mo


Beginning in September 2022, we can no longer accept paper checks. Tuition must be paid via the emailed PayPal invoice.


There is a 10% sibling discount for each additional child. (For example, if you are enrolling a one year old, a three year old, and a four year old, you would be invoiced monthly at $220 for the first child, with a discounted rate of $171 for the two others, for a monthly total of $562.)


Tuition is invoiced via PayPal on the 1st of each month, with payment considered late after the 5th unless you have made prior arrangements with the Director. Tuition has been averaged out over the year and is therefore collected regardless of the number of educational days per month (Christmas break, spring break, etc.). We cannot offer discounts or refunds for days missed due to illness, bad weather closures, or forced quarantine closures. We cannot pro-rate tuition if your child enrolls or withdraws mid-month.


Some families may have need of an extended school day. We offer an optional Early Bird (7:30-9am) or Late Day (2:30-3:45pm) for an additional $40 per month. For families who require both Early Bird and Late Day, we offer a combo for $60 per month. Sibling discounts do not apply for Early Bird and Late Day.

OUR CLASSES

Foundation Kids offers classes for children aged 12 months through PreK. Children will be placed into classes based on their age and/or development as of September 1st. Occasionally, classes may be combined or divided according to registration numbers. 


We adhere to MinistrySafe guidelines of two non-related, trained, and background-checked adults per classroom, which supports excellent class size ratios for a productive, safe, and attentive learning environment. All admin, teachers, and aides are CPR/FirstAid certified.


Our 2022-23 class breakdown will be:


Caterpillars (12m-23m)--capped at 8 children: $220/mo

Sprouts (24m-30m)--capped at 10 children: $200/mo

Seedlings (2.5-3yo)--capped at 12 children: $190/mo

*NEW* Saplings (3-3.5yo)--capped at 12 children: $190/mo

Trailblazers (3.5-4yo)--capped at 14 children: $190/mo

Explorers (4-5yo)--capped at 14 children: $190/mo

(Trailblazers and Explorers must be FULLY potty-trained.)


Our curriculum is hands-on, standards-based, and research-based to streamline instruction across age groups. Backed by meticulous research, classroom testing, and organization of standards that build upon learned skills each year, instruction is based in activities and games that incorporate Concept of Word and Word Study instruction. All of these techniques are adapted for preschoolers of all ages to provide a solid foundation for reading and math skills in a way that is fun and developmentally appropriate.


Click the links below to view our academic goals and objectives for each age group:


Infants and Toddlers

Twos

Threes

Fours

2022-23 staff

All of our administrators, teachers, and aides are vetted through MinistrySafe and are CPR/FirstAid certified. 

  • trish tucker - preschool coordinator

    Ms. Trish serves as the Associate Children's Director/MDO Coordinator at Foundation. She is the loving mother of three children--Caleb, Matthew, and Madelyn. Originally from Oregon, she has called Texas home for over a decade.


    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. 

    Proverbs 3:5

  • kristina smoczyk - trailblazers teacher

    Ms. Kristina serves as the Nursery Manager at Foundation as well as our Trailblazers teacher. Flexible, creative, and dedicated, she has proved a tremendous asset to our team. She and her husband, Rodney, have 5 children and 2 grandchildren.


    Let all that you do be done with love. 

    1 Corinthians 16:14

  • Anne McLish - seedlings teacher


  • TYLER MINGLEDORFF - CATERPILLARS TEACHER

    A loving wife and mother of three, Ms. Tyler's patience and desire to meet each of her students' individual needs makes her a tremendous blessing to our program. 


    For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, 

    and to give his life as a ransom for many.

    Mark 10:45

  • BREE GARRETT - SPROUTS TEACHER


  • CAITLIN RICHARDSON - SAPLINGS TEACHER

    Ms. Caitlin serves as our Saplings teacher. Caitlin has been working with children for 17 years within the church setting. In her free time, she enjoys crafting, baking, and singing. You can also often find Caitlin at the Temple Civic Theater as performing is one of her favorite past times! 

    "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord

    “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

    Jeremiah 29:11

  • tracy jacques - explorers teacher


  • LYNN CONGER

    Ms. Lynn is a long-time Foundation volunteer and nursery worker who serves as our Trailblazers Aide. She has a beautiful daughter and two wonderful grandsons. 


    The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.

    Psalm 28:7

  • MARICELA rodriguez

    Ms. Maricela serves as our Sprouts Aide. She is a mother to 4 boys, a rabbit named Frost and a dog named Blue. She is excited and looking forward to helping the children in her class through the preschool adventure!


    I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.

    Philippians 4:13

  • patricia vargeson

    Ms. Pat serves as our Saplings Aide. She has been richly blessed with children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and is looking forward to the joy of getting to know your children and watching them grow.


    Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. 

    Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.

    Philippians 4:6

  • Ms. Sharon serves as the Director of Children's Ministries at Foundation and acts in an administrative capacity for our MDO program, handling prospective families, registration, and tuition. Her absolute favorite task, however, is leading the weekly Chapel time. 


    My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, 

    but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever.

    Psalms 73:26