First Friends Curriculum





Areas of Learning:

  1. Spiritual:  Children engage with a bible story each week in a variety of ways.  We want to establish a love of God’s Word by interacting with His word and memorizing scripture.  Students also attend Chapel twice a month, led by our Children’s Director.
  2. Social & Emotional:  All children need opportunities to grow socially – to learn how to take turns, share and interact with others.  They need to learn to identify and manage their emotions.  This is perhaps one of the best benefits of sending your child to preschool.
  3. Cognitive:  A thematic, unique curriculum incorporating language, literacy, math, science and social studies lays the foundation for future learning success.
  4. Physical:  Students have the opportunity develop their fine and gross motor skills throughout the day manipulating small objects, running and jumping.



First Friends Preschool is designed for your child’s needs and meets the expectations of the Texas Pre-K GuidelinesWe are a child-centered, play-based program  that engages children’s five senses, giving them opportunities in learning centers to:

  • Experience art materials
  • Enjoy dramatic play
  • Examine nature items
  • Cook
  • Work puzzles
  • Play games together
  • Play musical instruments
  • Build with blocks
  • Enjoy story books and Bible stories



Preschool (3 years old by September 1)

Our three year old students use the Frog Street Press phonics program. They concentrate on social skills such as sharing and taking turns. Academic skills such as colors, shapes, and counting are taught. Cooking activities and science activities are introduced to the students.


Pre-Kindergarten (4 years old by September 1)

Our Pre-kindergarten class is intended to prepare the children with the social and academic skills needed for Kindergarten. Students use Get Set for School, the preschool portion of Handwriting without Tears curriculum. Using thematic units, lessons adhere to the Texas Pre-K Guidelines and include a balanced literacy approach to language and literacy, in addition to math and science. Other studies include music, cooking activities, community activities, and art.



Our Kindergarten class uses step two of the Letterland curriculum and Math Their Way. Science and social studies are taught through thematic units. Students also explore: music, cooking activities, community activities and art. Requirements by the state of Texas are met in this class.