nursery

Nursery (Infant-PreK4)

First UMC is a great place to be a kid!
At First UMC, kids have fun learning all about God’s love, His sacred stories, His son Jesus and the parables. We strive to provide a comfortable environment where each child can not only hear and learn God’s teachings, but experience it through their teachers love and example. We are firm believers in Proverbs 22:6, “Train children in the way they should go; when they grow old, they won’t depart from it.”

Sundays & Special Events

Our nursery is open on every Sunday from 8:00AM to 12:30PM for Worship and Sunday School attenders and leaders, and when requested for church events. The classrooms for Infants through PreK-4 are in the Children’s Ministry Center located at the corner of Milam St. and Douglas St. When you arrive, you can use the covered drop-off area or parking is provided for easy access in our Parking Plaza South and Municipal Parking lots.
Once you arrive, You will be greeted at the door. All of our outside doors stay locked or guarded to ensure utmost safety. The registration process is quick and simple, making sure your child is placed in the correct room and they’re there until you pick them up. Once you’ve registered your child, you can simply sign them in on your next visit.

Classrooms

Once registered (new guests) or signed-in (returning guests and members), you can escort your child to one of the following classrooms:
• Infants – Lovable Lambs
• Walkers and Crawlers – Mighty Monkeys
• 1’s – Gentle Giraffes
• 2’s – Lively Lions
• 3’s – Friendly Frogs
• 4’s – Kind Kangaroos

Promotion for ages 1-4 is done in August each year. Promotion to the Walkers and Crawlers and the 1’s is based on development and should be discussed with Mrs. Billie. Staff/child ratio also affects the decision to promote in these two rooms.

Our nursery staff is dedicated to providing great care and has been trained to properly feed, change and play with your child according to their age. We make sure to follow any special instructions and are equipped to care for children with special needs.

PRESCHOOL ACTIVITIES

**events/dates/times are subject to change. Please check The Columns, First Kids Facebook group, and emails for specifics. Events, such as camps, requiring pre-registration will have an online registration link on the EVENTS page of our website.

EASTER ACTIVITIES
Pig Roast/Egg Hunt – April 2
Palms Procession – April 9
Flowering of the Cross – April 16

SUMMER 2017
Online registration opens May 1, so be sure to register early! Grades listed are grades completed in 2016-2017 school year. Preschool students must be potty-trained. Some camps will have limited availability.
ART CAMP (ages 3-K) – June 5-7
VEGGIE CAMP (ages 3-K) – June 19-22
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (ages 3-3rd grade) – July 17-21
IN THE KITCHEN WITH BILLIE (ages 3-K) – July 31-August 2

FALL 2017
Promotion Sunday/1st Kids Parent Meeting – August 13
Birthday Party for Jesus – December 2
Drop and Shop Parents Day Out – December 16

Check out our full church events calendar to see all of the great things happening at First Shreveport!

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1st Kids Staff

If you have any questions regarding FirstKids, you can contact the church office at 318-424-7771 or feel free to contact a member of the FirstKids staff.
Pre-K: Billie Tate – btate@fumcshreveport.org
Elementary & Step-Up (5th & 6th): Staci Zeagler – szeagler@fumcshreveport.org