Loving and Leading God’s Little ones
Children and Family Ministry serves children birth through fifth grade, providing Sunday School, weekly programs, and family events throughout the year. We encourage and equip parents with tools and resources to help them be the primary spiritual influencers in their homes, and we commit to engage our kids with God’s truths through relevant Bible teaching, music, small group discussion, large group worship, and age-appropriate activities.
All children, including those who have special developmental and/or health challenges are welcome. FPC has developed age-appropriate environments where your child will experience God’s love and learn His truths in a program designed especially for them.
SundayS FOR KIDS
Who: 8 weeks - 3 years
Where: Education Building
When: Available during regularly scheduled church activities
Care is offered for children 8 weeks to 3 years by trained, qualified caregivers and volunteers. Nursery care is provided in age appropriate infant and toddler nursery rooms. The Nursery is available in a secure environment during all regular scheduled worship services and activities. We have an automated check-in system for families who utilize the church Nursery. The Nursery is located on the main hall of the Education Building.
Who: 3 years - 1st grade
Where: Education Building
When: During Arise or Traditional Worship Services
Children’s Worship is a special time for children held during both the Arise and Traditional worship services. Children are dismissed early in the service to attend their own age appropriate program, held in the Education Building. Children’s worship includes a time of Scripture study from The Gospel Story Bible and an applicable craft, treat or activity.
Children are dismissed to Sunday school at the conclusion of Arise worship and to parents at the end of the later worship service. Children’s worship is led by parent volunteers and student assistants.
PREschool SUNDAY SCHOOL
Our Preschool Sunday School is led by caring teachers for 3 and 4 year old students. Curriculum for the class is The Gospel Project for Kids – Preschool edition. Plenty of time is provided for music and movement and free play within the Sunday school hour.
Who: Pre-K3, Pre-K - Kindergarten
Where: Toddler Room (3s) & Leach Room, Education Building
When: 10 - 10:50am
Elementary SUNDAY SCHOOL
Who: K - 4th grade
Where: Education Building, Upstairs Classrooms
When: 10 - 10:50am
Sunday school for our children is led by an outstanding team of committed volunteers. Our elementary curriculum is The Gospel Project for Kids. The Gospel Project immerses kids in the gospel through every story, theological concept, and call to mission from Genesis to Revelation. Through The Gospel Project for Kids, children will understand that the Bible is not just a collection of stories, but one unified story—God’s story of redemption.
FPC offers a special class for ‘tweens – 5th and 6th graders. The students meet together during the Sunday school hour in the Student Ministry Building and are led by Beth Filston, Alison Knox, and Bob & Laura Miles through The Gospel Project.
Who: 5th - 6th grade
Where: Student Ministry Building, Breakout Classroom
When: 10 - 10:50am
Sundays 4-6pm | Edwards Building
Discipleship program for children K-5th grade focused on Bible study, scripture memory, and life-skills training, all with an emphasis on personal application and outreach.
Pioneer Club meets on the same schedule as our Adult Life Groups (2nd and 4th Sundays), providing an opportunity for children's ministry. Pioneer Club is designed for children Preschool through 5th grade. Our time together includes recreation, snack, Bible story time, Scripture memorization, and Bible workbook. You may register your child for Pioneer Club by contacting our Director of Christian Education, Elizabeth Mitchum.
FPC Preschool Program
Preschool Day: 8:30 - 11:30AM
Early Morning Drop-off: 7:30AM
Contact: Elizabeth Mitchum
For more information or to set up an appointment, please call or email our Director of Christian Education, Elizabeth Mitchum.
Our intention is to offer a warm Christian atmosphere where children grow intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. Our curriculum includes age appropriate experiences in each of these developmental areas; prayerfully producing happy, well-adjusted children. We seek to instill and reinforce Christian values that will enrich a child’s life and learning, providing a strong foundation for their future.
The Preschool schedule is designed so that each day, your child will learn through imaginative play, self-expression in groups, stories, and creative arts. Because of our spiritual foundation, children will also have the opportunity to hear Bible Stories, pray before snacks, and learn church songs.
Each month you will receive a newsletter and calendar that will keep you informed about our learning themes as well as any special events planned. Throughout the year, there will be local field trips. Children will also participate in weekly Music Class under the direction of Stephanie Hart. You can look forward to special programs at Christmas and in May as we celebrate our Year End.
2019-2020 Registration Documents
PRIORITY REGISTRATION for the upcoming school year begins January 28, 2019. If you are interested in registering your child(ren), please complete the attached registration form and return to Linda Rish, Assistant Preschool Director.
Please note that the child must be the age of the class you are registering for by September 1 of this year. Registration must also include $150 deposit to be considered complete and a spot held. Deposits may be made by check or paid online, https://pushpay.com/g/fpcthomasville. Please attach check or make note of online payment on the registration form.
The Priority Registration period will last 2 weeks. On February 11, 2019, registration will open to the community. We do expect ALL class to be filled for next school year. You are urged to complete registration prior to February 11.
CLASSES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
· Little Learners (one by 9/1/18) will meet M/W/F or Monday – Friday schedule
· Twos (2 by 9/1/18), Monday - Friday
· Threes (3 by 9/1/18), Monday – Friday
· Pre-K/Fours class is for children who will be 4 by 12/31/18 and have completed the 3 Year program but are not yet ready to enroll in traditional Pre-K programs.
Tuition for 3 day Little Learners is $150/month.
For all other classes, 5 day/week tuition is $175/month.
Tuition is set for the school year, and payable in full (5% discount), one-half each semester (August/January) or in 10 monthly installments, due by the 5th of each month. Preferred method of payment for monthly payments is auto debit from bank account.
The Preschool day is 8:30-11:30 and Early Drop Off will be available at 7:30 a.m. There is an additional charge of $50/month for EDO.