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Children's Day Out

Designed for our youngest enrollees, Children's Day Out includes infants and toddlers. The primary goal of Children's Day Out is to introduce infants and toddlers to a group setting and social interaction.

Infant classes are held Monday - Friday from 9:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M. for children who are two-months to one-year old. Infant classes are made up of 8 children and 2 teachers.  Children may enroll up to 5 days.

Classes for one-year olds are offered Monday through Friday 9:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M. Children may enroll for 1 day or up to 5 days a week. Classes are made up of 10 children and 2 teachers. One-year-old classes continue to prepare children for group and social interactions and further include increasing language skills and awareness of the world around us.

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Preschool classes for two-year olds (by September 1 of the school year) are offered on Monday/Wednesday, Tuesday/Thursday, Monday/Wednesday/Friday and Monday-Friday from 9:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M.. Two-year old classes use the High/Scope curriculum to build upon previous skills and also emphasize increasing attention span, pro-social skills, and self-care abilities. Classes include 8 children and 1 teacher.

Preschool classes for three year olds (by September 1 of the school year) are offered Tuesday/Thursday, Monday/Wednesday/Friday and Monday-Friday from 9:00-2:00. Preschool for three-year-olds is planned as a bridge to Pre-kindergarten. Preschool is play-based, but enrollees have exposure to emergent literacy activities and early number skills through the High/Scope curriculum. An additional emphasis is placed on functioning in a group, social and emotional adjustment, and language development. Classes include 10 students and 1 teacher.

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Pre-kindergarten is designed to promote school readiness. Pre-Kindergarten also uses the High/Scope curriculum. This curriculum is teacher adjusted according to developmental readiness of each child and class. Children engage in phonemic awareness activities, writing, and simple math activities. While preparing four and five-year olds for school, Pre-kindergarten continues to be center based with many hands-on, play-based activities. Classes include 12 students and 1 teacher.

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Transitional Kindergarten

The Weekday Program offers Transitional Kindergarten, also referred to as Trans K, for children who will turn 5 prior to January 1st of the current school year.  Classes are offered as 5-day, 3-day, and 2-day options from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M.  Children who need before or after care will be with their prekindergarten peers before 9 and after 2. The class ratio for Trans K is 12 students to 1 teacher, which is much lower than a traditional kindergarten classroom.  The Transitional Kindergarten program is designed to be a bridge between preschool and kindergarten.  Our Trans K teacher partners with parents as they guide student’s learning by offering an intriguing classroom environment, fostering creativity, and promoting exploration through play.

The Weekday Program uses the HighScope Curriculum to teach to all areas of development through eight main content areas (approaches to learning, social and emotional development, physical development and health, language, literacy and communication, mathematics, creative arts, science and technology and social studies).  While learning in these content areas prepares children for later schooling, HighScope uses a non-traditional process by applying methods that promote independence, curiosity, decision making, cooperation, persistence, creativity and problem solving.  Our curriculum is also differentiated according to developmental readiness of each child and class.

Transitional Kindergarten differs from our Pre-K program in two main ways.  First, this “gift of an extra year” offers children who are not quite mature enough for kindergarten, to have an extra year to gain impulse control and to let their brains develop. Second, it is more academically rigorous than our Pre-K program and is mindful of the kindergarten TEKS.  Our teachers also began to implement the expectations of kindergarten as it pertains to self-help and social-emotional skills.  We have found that children with late spring and summer birthdays who have an extra year to mature are often the leaders in their class and qualify for talented and gifted programs, instead of being the ones who are trying to catch up to the rest of the class.  It is truly a gift to a child who might struggle otherwise.


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Before & After Care

Little Friends' Place

We are thrilled to offer Extended Day for children enrolled in our infant through pre-kindergarten classes. Children may enroll from 7:00-9:00 A.M. and/or 2:00-6:30 P.M.. The additional cost for these services includes full-day care on school holidays (excluding major holidays). Summer rates will vary. Our extended day staff is made up of caring, experienced teachers who seek to provide a home-away-from-home for the children enrolled.

Please see our tuition/fees and applications pages for information on rates.

AfterSchool Care

Kindergarten - 7th grade

My Friends' Place

My Friends' Place is after school programming for children in Kindergarten-Seventh Grade. Transportation is provided each afternoon from local elementary and middle schools (call to see if we pick up from your school). Depending on need and availability we will consider other schools within a 5 mile radius of FUMC Plano.

We currently serve: 

  • Plano ISD: Allen ISD: Plano Preschools:
    Barron Story Isaacs
    Bethany Vaughan *we do not transport under Kg
    Dooley   age, Isaacs will transport to us

    Wylie ISD:

    McCall Groves  
    Meadows Tibbals  
    Bowman Middle School    

Each day, enrollees enjoy a healthy snack and may participate in a supervised homework time. In addition, outdoor recreation is provided (weather permitting) and indoor gym recreation. Children also have the opportunity to participate in games and creative activities. My Friends' Place is designed to offer a safe, fun, Christian, after school alternative. On school days, My Friends' Place is open until 6:30. On school holidays and during the summer My Friends' Place is open from 7:00-6:30. Tuition for the school year is $300 a month, which includes the cost of full-day care on school holidays. An enrollment fee of $50 is required upon registration.

My Friends' Place Enrollment Form (pdf format)

My Friends' Place Enrollment Brochure (pdf format)

Parent Handbook (pdf format)


What sets our program apart from other after school programs?

First, we allow free choice of activities and mixed age groups thorugh the afternoon.  Children who need active time right after school, can choose that.  Those that want to get homework done right away, can choose that.  Children who are hungry go straight to snack and socializing after a structured day at school.  Our students love to have choice in what they do each day. 

Activity Rooms

In addition to our Art Studio and Construction Room, we have dedicated Homework and Snack Rooms each afternooon.

In both the art and construction rooms, teachers are planning and or curating activities rooted in open ended, experiential learning. In addition to this commitment to an open-ended environment, we are working to provide activities that will help develop tactile skills while at the same time allowing the children to develop their own creative language.

In the Art Studio, we are putting an emphasis on painting, weaving and origami this fall along with our open ended art projects suggested and executed by our students.

In the Construction Room, children are given ample room and time with varied building materials such as Legos, Keva Planks, and any number of block toys that we have collected over the years. We also have a day that is dedicated to using loose parts and fasteners that the children use to create freely.

The Homework Room will serve as a quiet area for children to study independently, read or receive tutoring and supplemental work in areas where they are needing assistance. We provide opportunities for our older children to learn strategy and problem-solving games, which place emphasis on communication and cooperation. Examples of these games include Settlers of Catan, Azul, and Pandemic.

The Snack Room provides an opportunity for the children to eat and socialize at their pace. We continue to put an emphasis on serving fresh fruits and vegetables as well as promote healthy eating practices by introducing the children to new ways of serving and preparing these fruits and vegetables that make them a bit more palatable. In addition to snack, the room offers opportunities for the children to learn table games such as dominoes, connect 4 and any number of card games that are learned in the early elementary years.

Gross Motor Areas

We use the gym for gross motor time to begin the year, mainly due to the high temperatures in the afternoon. We are able to provide a number of different activities while playing in the gym thanks to a steady accumulation of materials over the years. Each afternoon, we provide areas where the children can play a (self) organized game of soccer or basketball, work on drawings they may have started in the art room, and construct structures and tools using blocks and materials that vary greatly in type and size. We are hoping to re-introduce field hockey later in the year.

We spend more time outside as the weather cools down. We continue to offer outdoor art activities such as sidewalk chalk and sidewalk chalk paint. We also have a highly popular dirt kitchen area which is a clear benefit to the children’s creative development. 


Our monthly rate includes all holidays from 7-6:30 at no additional cost.  


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 (

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 ( 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:

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


Transitional Kindergarten,
and Children's Day Out
Infants to Prekindergarten
9 A.M. - 2 P.M

Before and after care
7 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
Little Friends Place
Infants to Prekindergarten
My Friends Place
Kinder - 7th Grade