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Methodist Children's Program


The Methodist Children's Program (M.C.P.) is an extension of the educational ministry of FUMC Pearland.  Our campus works closely with the 2nd M.C.P. location at Redeemer Church in Manvel.

The program is licensed by the Texas Department of Family Protective Services. Its purpose is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that promotes the social, emotional, spiritual, physical and cognitive development of young children. Developmentally appropriate activities are carefully planned and provide opportunities for self-expression, freedom of choice, self-reliance, and individuality.

Children learn best through concrete oriented experiences.  MCP has well-equipped classrooms with learning centers designed to help young children learn through discovery and child-initiated, child-directed, teacher-supported play.  Teachers are supplied with an abundance of resources necessary to stimulate the learning process.  Outdoor time is an integral part of the curriculum.  Our playground provides the students with opportunities to develop gross motor skills and learn about the outdoors

All classes have a daily lesson with our Language Development teacher. They attend a weekly Music class, including an introduction to Spanish words through music. Spiritual development is enriched through a weekly Chapel class.  Students in the 3 year-old, Pre-K, and Kindergarten classes also attend Computer Lab weekly. 

To register or make further inquiries, please call 281.485.8721.  Office hours are Tuesday through Friday, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm  MCP is closed mid-May through early September, although the office is usually open on Wednesdays during the summer.



Every teacher is required to participate in training designed specifically for Early Childhood Educators each year. Our teachers strive to maintain the highest quality of standards. We conduct a complete criminal background check, including FBI fingerprinting, on all staff members. CPR and First Aid certification are required for all staff members.


All classes are based on the child’s age by September 1st of the current year.

MCP is a warm, caring environment for ages 12 months through Kindergarten. We offer Children’s Day Out for 1 to 3 year olds, Pre-Kindergarten for 4 year olds, and Kindergarten classes for 5 year olds.

Children's Day Out is for children ages 12 months through 3 years old.  Daily schedules foster fine & gross motor development, cooperative play, language acquisition, and cognitive development. Activities provide children with opportunities for creative self-expression.

CDO is a two-day program; two or four-day programs are available for Pre Kindergarten; and Kindergarten is a four-day program. 

Two-day programs are offered either Tuesday/Thursday or Wednesday/Friday.  Four-day programs are Tuesday through Friday. All program hours are 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The Methodist Children’s Program is closed on Mondays.We closely follow the Pearland Independent School District’s school calendar for holidays and breaks.

Pre-K is for children 4 years of age on September 1st of the current school year. These classes are designed as a Kindergarten Readiness Program.  Instruction includes a formal introduction to the alphabet, phonemic awareness, mathematical concepts, and problem solving.


Kindergarten is for children 5 years of age on September 1st of the current school year. It follows the same guidelines as prescribed by the Texas State Board of Education. Our Kindergarten provides a low student-teacher ratio of no more than 14 to 2.  Curriculum is based around thematic units. The integrated curriculum reflects the developmental needs and interest of the students.

If you have questions or would like more information about MCP, contact the office or 281.485.8721.

Michelle Ehrlich, Director
Susan Clark, Assistant Director

MCP Office Hours
Tuesday-Friday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm


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