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Thank you for visiting the First United Methodist Church Plano's Weekday Program Website.

For over 30 years, the Weekday Program has maintained a standard of excellence in education, enrichment, and care.

The Weekday Program ministry is proud to serve the children and families of Plano and its neighboring communities.

The early childhood program includes Children's Day Out , Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten.

The after school and summer programs are known as "My Friends' Place." After school care is available for children in Kindergarten through sixth grade attending East PISD schools (See My Friends' Place for more information).


Check out this video of the Weekday School


The Weekday Program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) - the world's largest organization of early childhood educators - established its accreditation system to raise the quality of early childhood education and help families and others identify high-quality child care centers, preschools, kindergartens and other early childhood programs.

NAEYC-accredited programs are committed to providing high-quality educational services to young children and their families. While the accreditation process examines all aspects of a program - including health and safety, teacher qualifications, and administration - the focus is on the interactions between teachers and children, and the quality of the child's experience.

To earn accreditation, programs comply with national standards of quality that go well beyond state health and safety licensing requirements. The NAEYC Accreditation criteria address all aspects of an early childhood education program, including:

  • Teacher qualifications and development
  • Teacher - to - child ratios
  • Teacher/child and teacher/family relationships
  • Curriculum
  • Physical environment
  • Health and safety

(Details about NAEYC Accreditation criteria - and other helpful information for families - can be found on the Web at (www.naeyc.org/accreditation.)

A program begins the accreditation process with an extensive self-assessment to determine how well it meets the criteria. After the program makes necessary improvements, it is observed by early childhood professionals, and then reviewed by a national commission of experts in child care and early education. Early childhood programs that substantially comply with the NAEYC guidelines are accredited for a five-year period.

The accreditation system was established by NAEYC in 1985, and the criteria have been revised several times to reflect best practices in the field of early childhood education. In 1999 NAEYC established a commission of early childhood care and education experts to recommend improvements for the future of NAEYC's accreditation system. Those recommendations form the core of key changes NAEYC is making in the system.

NAEYC Accreditation has become widely recognized as a leading measure of quality in early education, and in recent years the number of programs earning accreditation has grown significantly. There are more than 8000 NAEYC accredited child care centers, preschools, kindergartens and other early childhood programs - serving nearly three-quarters of a million young children - and many other programs working toward accreditation. However, while NAEYC Accreditation is growing, most early childhood programs are not yet accredited.

Go to the NAEYC Web site (www.naeyc.org/academy) to search for NAEYC - accredited programs using your city, state, or zip code, and to get a variety of information and services for families of young children. Many accredited programs display a torch - the symbol of NAEYC accreditation.

Things for you to know:

1. Each year we will have surveys for you to fill out regarding our program.

2. Each year (and anytime you wish) we also request suggestions to improve our program and better meet your needs.

3. We will inform you of results from the surveys and ways we will correct any problems.

For a short video on NAEYC Accreditation, please visit the following link: http://www.naeyc.org/families

To learn more about NAEYC, parents are encouraged to access their Web page by clicking here.

 April

7-22- 3's/PreK Conferences
6/7-God's House
7- PTC General Meeting 9:15 am
11-15- Scholastic Book Fair
14/15- Grandparent Lunch 11:30-12:30 in the gym
13/14- God's House
24-Weekday Program Sunday @ 11 am service

May

2-5 Teacher Appreciation Week
4/5- God's House
6- Year End Jam 6-8 in the gym (open to all families to celebrate the end of the year)
11/12- God's House
18/19- God's House
26- Last Day of Preschool
30- Memorial Day-CLOSED
31, June 1st, 2nd, 3rd- May Camp (only eligible if attend LFP full-year and enrolled in Summer Program at no additional cost) There is an extended school year option through June 3rd with summer enrollment fee waived and prorated rates if care is needed. Form will be sent home soon.

June

3- Extended school year option ends
6- Summer Session 1 & MFP/Kinder Camp begins
13-17- VBS 9-12 (included if enrolled in MFP/Kinder Camps)

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p. 972.423.4910 f. 972.633.9126 E-mail: adanielson@firstmethodistplano.org
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