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Children's Ministry

Weekday Kids at First

With great hope and excitement, Weekday Kids at First will reopen in the fall of 2021 with a commitment to quality care and education for children, 6 months through transitional kindergarten, in our restructured Preschool, Kindergarten, and Parent’s Day Out.

Program Dates & Times:
August - May, Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, following RISD calendar

Our Mission

Weekday Kids at First is dedicated to providing early childhood care and education in a Christian environment that focuses on developing the whole child. Weekday Kids at First believes that children will grow into who they are created to be with a strong, developmentally appropriate foundation. The environment and curriculum provide support for each child's spiritual, emotional, physical, cognitive, and social development. All children in the program will develop an awareness of God’s love and acceptance through discovery and learning. Weekday Kids at First supports the overall mission of FUMCR, “With open hearts and minds, we welcome people for Christ, grow people in Christ, and serve people with Christ.”

Classes Offered in 2021-22

  • Parent's Day Out
    Parent's Day Out

    6 - 11 months*     
    2 days  •  Tuesday/Thursday or Wednesday/Friday  •  $250 per month

    12 - 17 months*
    2 days  •  Tuesday/Thursday or Wednesday/Friday  •  $250 per month

    18 - 23 months*
    2 days  •  Tuesday/Thursday or Wednesday/Friday  •  $250 per month

    24 - 30 months*
    2 days  •  Tuesday/Thursday or Wednesday/Friday  •  $250 per month

    *Ages are as of September 1, 2021.                                                                                                                                                   

  • Preschool
    Preschool

    2½ years old*
    2 days  •  Tuesday/Thursday or Wednesday/Friday  •  $280 per month
    4 days  •  Tuesday - Friday  •  $450 per month

    3 years old* (must be able to independently take care of restroom needs)
    2 days  •  Tuesday/Thursday  •  $280 per month
    3 days  •  Monday/Wednesday/Friday  •  $350 per month
    5 days  •  Monday - Friday  •  $510 per month

    4 years old* (must be able to independently take care of restroom needs)
    2 days  •  Tuesday/Thursday  •  $280 per month
    3 days  •  Monday/Wednesday/Friday  •  $350 per month
    5 days  •  Monday - Friday  •  $510 per month

    *Ages are as of September 1, 2021.                                                                                                                                                   

  • Kindergarten
    Transitional Kindergarten

    5 years old*
    5 days  •  Monday - Friday  •  $550 per month

    *Age is as of September 1, 2021.                                                                                                                                                       

Registration for 2021-22

Enrollment applications will be taken ONLINE ONLY and will be processed in the order submitted.  

In order to keep everyone safe during the continued pandemic, there will be NO in-person registration.
Please submit a separate form online for each child.

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The online form asks for: child's name, gender, and age; 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices for class (see options above); and a parent's contact info. No money is due at this point.

Registration fee: $200 due when a child has been assigned to a class

The parent will receive an email that confirms a child's placement in a class and includes a link to pay the $200 enrollment fee, which must be paid within 48 hours to confirm and accept placement. 

Have Questions?

Contact a staff member listed below.


Weekday Kids Staff

Patti Puchala
Director, Weekday Kids at First
972.996.0125
Wendy Jones
Asst Director, Weekday Kids at First
972.996.0128
Cheryl Winnenberg
Admin Asst, Children & Weekday Kids at First
972.996.0120

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students:
Weekday Kids at First, Inc., admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs

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