First United Methodist Church Bedford Early Childhood Academy

First United Methodist Church Bedford Early Childhood Academy Where we learn, explore, play, amd grow with God's love.

Welcome to Early Childhood Academy where we strive to provide a safe, nurturing, Christian environment, that enables all children to grow at their own developmental level. A variety of experiences are provided at our childcare center that enhance each child’s continued growth and lend support to the needs of each child and their family. Our Academy is made up of four newly remodeled rooms, designed for ages 6 weeks to Kindergarten, and five rooms designed for extracurricular activities, including birthday parties. Our teachers and staff are outstanding in their field and posses a desire for continued professional growth. We are excited that you have found us and look forward to hearing from you soon. Compromising on Strategy, never on Principle!

03/20/2020
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HI ECA!!

I'm learning a WHOLE lot this week, including trying a few different things to provide online chapel! Here is an introductory video, I hope it works and you can see it, Please please let me know if I need to change anything or try something else. This is a learning curve, but I would love to provide a few online chapel classes for the kids.

Check out a video I made via Loom

Fat Tuesday Pancake dinner is this week!  Tuesday, 02/25/2020, technically from 5-7pm, but we'll have pancakes ready ear...
02/24/2020

Fat Tuesday Pancake dinner is this week! Tuesday, 02/25/2020, technically from 5-7pm, but we'll have pancakes ready earlier than that, stop by whenever for pancakes, sausages, and some games! Family Friendly event, the dinner is free, but donations will be accepted to support the youth and adults who will be going on Mission Trip this June!

Family Movie Night is TOMORROW! Friday, Feb 7th, 6pm in children’s center.Bring your dinner, the church will provide des...
02/06/2020

Family Movie Night is TOMORROW!

Friday, Feb 7th, 6pm in children’s center.

Bring your dinner, the church will provide dessert and crafts/activities!

Neither storms yesterday with cancelled flights, nor near-freezing weather today shall keep the faithful from their annu...
01/11/2020

Neither storms yesterday with cancelled flights, nor near-freezing weather today shall keep the faithful from their annual January Bible Study.

Good news: our guest speakers were able to fly in last night, we’ll have the heat on and hot coffee ready, and we are excited to see you at 9am for the first session of January Bible
study.

01/10/2020

*****Update******

We are rescheduling family movie night tonight (stars theatre show of Frozen) due to inclement weather.

Please let me know if you can join us for the 7:30 show next Friday!

In lieu of family movie night for January, we are meeting at the church to watch the Stars theatre company's production of Frozen, Jr
Tomorrow night at 7:30pm! Free entrance with the church, if you let me know how many you will be bringing!
They do have $1 concessions for sale if you want to support their theatre program 🙂 I'll be there by 7, hope you can join us!

Family Movie night!  This Friday, November 8th, 6pm in the children’s center.  Bring your family’s dinner, the church wi...
11/05/2019

Family Movie night! This Friday, November 8th, 6pm in the children’s center.

Bring your family’s dinner, the church will provide dessert and water, plus lots of crafts and activities to go along with the movie!

Let us know if you’re coming (so we have enough dessert and crafts)

10/10/2019

Family Movie Night for October is tomorrow! October 11th
6pm, Children's Center, Bring your own dinner (we have some CUTE crafts this time!)

Movie is: How To Train Your Dragon 3!

Family Movie Night for October!Save the date for Friday, October 11th, 6pm.Our movie will be How to Train Your Dragon 3B...
09/26/2019

Family Movie Night for October!

Save the date for Friday, October 11th, 6pm.
Our movie will be How to Train Your Dragon 3

Bring your dinner, we'll provide a dragon-like dessert, and lots of crafts/activities!

RSVP is appreciated so I have an idea on how many to prepare for :)

The very first Family Movie night of the 2019-2020 school year is this Friday, September 20th!  Join us at 6pm in the Ch...
09/16/2019

The very first Family Movie night of the 2019-2020 school year is this Friday, September 20th! Join us at 6pm in the Children's Center for ALADDIN (the new one). We'll start the movie a little after 6 (we know there's traffic), bring your kids, bring your dinner, the church will provide dessert and some crafts and activities!
Hope to see you there!

First United Methodist Church of Bedford, TX
06/11/2019

First United Methodist Church of Bedford, TX

Youth Car Wash fundraiser was rescheduled for TOMORROW! (Wednesday, 5-7ish).
Weather actually looks good! Come on out and support them!

Recent pictures from chapel 🙂
05/24/2019

Recent pictures from chapel 🙂

Family Movie Night!  Tomorrow, (Friday, May 10th) at 6pm in the Children's Center!Free!  Bring dinner for your family an...
05/09/2019

Family Movie Night!
Tomorrow, (Friday, May 10th) at 6pm in the Children's Center!

Free! Bring dinner for your family and come enjoy a movie and crafts with friends!

Who's still waiting for a storm?  ;) Stay safe, everyone!In other news: we have the sweetest little craft set up for Fam...
04/18/2019

Who's still waiting for a storm? ;)
Stay safe, everyone!

In other news: we have the sweetest little craft set up for Family Chapel tomorrow! I hope you can make it to our first "Open House" for chapel, downstairs in the Children's Center at 5:15, Thursday, April 18th!

A reminder: there is no Wednesday chapel this week, We've moved Chapel to Thursday for Holy Week, and bumped it back to ...
04/16/2019

A reminder: there is no Wednesday chapel this week, We've moved Chapel to Thursday for Holy Week, and bumped it back to 5:15 in hopes that it lets parents get to join in and see what your kiddos have been learning/doing in chapel! We hope you'll join us! Chapel typically runs just 20-30 minutes, feel free to stop by, but leave whenever you need to!

Families are invited to join us for a special Holy Week chapel--and  "open house" of the chapel program ECA students att...
04/11/2019

Families are invited to join us for a special Holy Week chapel--and "open house" of the chapel program ECA students attend in PreK and Jr PreK.

During this short, interactive service, you will get to see what our chapel Bible stories are like, and watch your students sing & dance to chapel songs.

You will also get to meet the 3 pastors of FUMC Bedford who will be present to offer family blessings at the end of chapel.

We hope you'll join us on Thursday, April 18th, at 5:15pm!

Project Transformation Book fair for FUMC Bedford site is this week!  We're "fluffing up" our on-site library in prepara...
04/08/2019
Usborne Books & More

Project Transformation Book fair for FUMC Bedford site is this week! We're "fluffing up" our on-site library in preparation for this summer, and what's better than brand new, gorgeous books?
Please shop our link this week so we get credit and we can earn free books!
OR, if you have no one to shop for, but would like to donate a book or several, you can shop this link and select "ship to organization" to send us books! (your shipping will be free!) I'll put our wishlist in the comments.

Here is our unique online shopping link:
https://s6616.myubam.com/1259509

If you don't shop online but still want to donate toward the book fair, put PT book fair in the memo line of your check, or on your envelope for monetary donations.

View our current catalog which features the complete line of Usborne and Kane Miller titles. Need help? Just ask your Consultant.

First United Methodist Church of Bedford, TX
04/01/2019

First United Methodist Church of Bedford, TX

We’d like to add some beautiful new books to our library in preparation of Project Transformation this summer, and are hosting a book fair! Usborne has fantastic quality books, for all ages and interests, that include skills students need to excel in reading.
The book fair is open now, and has a unique shopping link to our church book fair. Feel free to invite friends and family to shop as well!
https://s6616.myubam.com/1259509
Three ways you can help us receive books:
1. Shop via the link. You can buy books for your kids, grandkids, Easter baskets, friends, (yourself), and we get credit for it to earn free books for our library.
2. Shop for our library via the link. Don’t need to buy books for anyone, but still want to help? You can purchase books from the shopping link and donate them to our library. Don’t know which books to buy? I'll put our wishlist in the comments. (please note, you will have to return to the shopping link above to purchase for us to receive credit).
3. Want to help, but don’t want to shop? You can donate money and we’ll use it to purchase books off of our wishlist.

If you select “ship to organization” your shipping will be free. And because Project Transformation is a tax exempt organization, all purchases will be tax free.

Shannon Benson, an Usborne representative, will have a table with a display in Java Junction on Sunday April 7th, during the morning worship hours, if you want to see samples (she will not have books available for purchase, that will only be online), or if you have qudstions. Further questions, contact Pastor Calia.
Thank you for supporting our children!

Spring Break Family Movie Night!Friday, March 15th, 6pm in the Children's Center. Bring dinner for your family, we'll pr...
03/14/2019

Spring Break Family Movie Night!

Friday, March 15th, 6pm in the Children's Center.

Bring dinner for your family, we'll provide the dessert!

Anyone excited to see the new live action movie about a famous elephant when it's in theatres later this month? In preparation for that...we're watching the classic animated version!
We'll have crafts and magic feathers for all! Give us a heads up if you're planning on coming so we'll prepare enough.

Preschool families are welcome to drop in on your way out for the day! (There’s a chance we’ll have some pancakes ready ...
03/02/2019

Preschool families are welcome to drop in on your way out for the day! (There’s a chance we’ll have some pancakes ready early).

The FUMC Bedford Youth will be hosting the Annual Fat Tuesday Pancake Dinner next Tuesday, March 5. Pancakes will be served from 5 pm to 7 pm in Scott Hall. We welcome donations for the dinner—they will go to support the Summer Mission Trip. Bring a big appetite and join us for a time of fellowship while we enjoy breakfast for dinner!

Airport YMCA is partnering with our church and dropped off flyers with a voucher for $50Registration fees for children (...
11/06/2018

Airport YMCA is partnering with our church and dropped off flyers with a voucher for $50
Registration fees for children (age 3-12) winter basketball league. Pick one up if your jr pre-k or Pre-k student wants to play!

11/02/2018

Dilemma!! With all the fun trunk or treat/moving event inside, and everything else going on, I had forgotten that family movie night was originally on the calendar for tomorrow!
I meant to ask: do we still want a family movie night the same week as Halloween?? I’m good with rescheduling, but need to know what’s best for most of you. Please respond 🙂

Don't let tomorrow's rainy forecast get you down! First United Methodist Church of Bedford, TX and Calvary Chapel's Trun...
10/30/2018

Don't let tomorrow's rainy forecast get you down! First United Methodist Church of Bedford, TX and Calvary Chapel's Trunk or Treat will be moving indoors. Join us on Wednesday, October 31 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm on the main campus in Scott Hall for fall fun and treats! The trunks may be out in the rain, but we will still have treats inside!

Don't let tomorrow's rainy forecast get you down! FUMC Bedford and Calvary Chapel's Trunk or Treat will be moving indoors. Join us on Wednesday, October 31 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm on the main campus in Scott Hall for fall fun and treats! The trunks may be out in the rain, but you can come in for some treats!

Friday, October 5th, at 6pm! Family Movie Night.  Bring your dinner and join us in the children’s enter 🙂
09/30/2018

Friday, October 5th, at 6pm!
Family Movie Night. Bring your dinner and join us in the children’s enter 🙂

Chapel this morning with Pastor Calia!
09/25/2018

Chapel this morning with Pastor Calia!

Family Movie Night tonight! See you in a couple hours!
09/07/2018

Family Movie Night tonight! See you in a couple hours!

First Family Movie Night of the school year!! FRIDAY, Sept. 7th, at 6:00pm in the Children’s Center (down the stairs at ...
09/03/2018

First Family Movie Night of the school year!!

FRIDAY, Sept. 7th, at 6:00pm in the Children’s Center (down the stairs at the end of the preschool hallway).

Bring your own dinner 🙂 we’ll have treats and activities for everyone! (RSVP helps so I have the right amount).

Starting off the school year with a classic—Robin Hood!
(Hint: it’s shorter—less than 1.5 hours, we thought that might be good for the beginning of the school year 😂)

Hope to see you then!

07/10/2018

Hi parents! This is Pastor Calia- the fire alarms at the preschool started going off during the storm, so we evacuated. We are all safe, in the basement (go straight through the preschool hallway towards Scott hall and then down the stairs to your left). If you are able to pick up your child(ren) at this time, please do, as the alarm company has not been able to shut off the alarms upstairs yet, and we cannot return to classrooms.

These keys have been in the preschool office for quite some time if anyone knows who's they are please let them know the...
07/02/2018

These keys have been in the preschool office for quite some time if anyone knows who's they are please let them know they are in the preschool office.

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1245 Bedford Rd
Bedford, TX
76021

General information

Established: 2010 Teachers’ Average Experience: 16.75 years Ages: 6 weeks- 12 years School Year: Year round Curriculum Sign Language, Spanish as a second Language, The complete Resource Book for Infants by: Pam Schiller, The complete Resource Book for Toddlers and Two’s by Pam Schiller, and Frog Street Press three to four years old curriculum. Unique features Low Staff/Child Ratio, weekly chapel, cooking class, puppet theater, news studio, art room, storytelling room, computer lab, gross motor room, Biblical times Dramatic Play Room, Theater and Drama Stage, History Room, Movie Theater, Gymnasium, individual portfolios to document children’s progress. Staff We have a team of teachers who are outstanding in their field and possess a desire for continued professional growth. We share a common mission of ensuring that each child in our care has a wonderful preschool experience in which he or she is loved and challenged. Our Pre-Kindergarten teacher has a bachelor of Science Degree in Christian Education from Texas Wesleyan University, others have countless hours in training in Early Childhood Development; each teacher is CPR and first aid certified. All teachers receive continuing education hours each year through in-house and out sourced training, mentoring and workshops. Our teachers are privileged to watch our families grow over time. Parents We view parents as critical partners in each child’s education. Our doors are open for parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles to visit with us and share their lives with us. We invite you to schedule a time with your child’s teacher to come read a story, share a snack, lead an art project, or share your career or hobby with the class. We know that children learn best when their parents are involved in their child’s education and knowledgeable about their child’s progress. Our parents communicate with their children’s teachers daily about their health, behavior, and happiness. Parent-teacher conferences are offered twice a year and can be scheduled at any time. The Director provides consultations with teachers and parents in cases of special needs and challenging behavior.

Opening Hours

Monday 06:30 - 06:30
Tuesday 06:30 - 06:30
Wednesday 06:30 - 06:30
Thursday 06:30 - 06:30
Friday 06:30 - 06:30

Telephone

(817) 283-5536

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Just a quick reminder, we will be having a rehearsal with then children's choir tomorrow morning (12/10) at 9:30 before they sing in church at 10:00! Thanks, David Montequin