GUIDE: Pearland, Friendswood mother's day out and preschools

From stay-at-home parents who need a break to working families looking for academic readiness and preschool programs, child care and church facilities around Pearland and Friendswood mother's day out and preschool programs offer full-time and flexible part-time options.


FRIENDSWOOD


1. Bright Beginnings at Friendswood United Methodist Church
Bright Beginnings strives to provide a safe, nurturing and Christian environment. Staff support children as they are prepared for future school life. The school offers two-, three- and four-day programs. The school is full, but a waitlist is available.
Ages: 1-5 years
Cost: $175-$350/month
110 N. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood
281-482-7535, ext. 501
www.friendswoodmethodist.org/children






2. Friendswood Children’s House
The staff at Friendswood Children’s House is made up of certified teachers. The Montessori-based curriculum and activities focus on language, math, motor and social skills. Fine arts is also integrated into the curriculum. The school offers two-, three- and five-day options. A summer program is also available.
Ages: 18 months-kindergarten
Cost: $100 (registration), $289-$636/month
304 W. Edgewood Drive, Friendswood
281-482-0240
www.friendswoodchildrenshouse.com






3. Good Shepherd Episcopal Preschool
Classrooms are limited to one teacher and a teacher’s assistant to no more than 10-12 children. The school has a fine arts program, once-a-week Spanish class and children’s chapel every morning. Good Shepherd also offers an after-school program.
Ages: 3-5 years
Cost: $260 (registration and supplies), $275-$320/month
1207 W. Winding Way Drive, Friendswood
281-992-1357
www.gshepherd.net






4. Little Shepherds at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
This Mothers Day Out program strives to keep toddlers learning and moving at the same time. The age-appropriate curriculum includes music time, story time and snack time. The program is open on Wednesdays and Fridays. The teacher-to-student ratio will be two teachers to 11 students. Enrollment is limited.
Ages: 2 years
Cost: $80 (registration), $40 (supplies), $185/month
1207 W. Winding Way Drive, Friendswood
209-585-5098
www.gshepherd.net






PEARLAND


5. A B Sea Preschool
A B Sea Preschool has two-, three-, four- and five-day programs available with discounts offered for multiple siblings, military and first responders. It focuses on learning experiences that promote each individual child’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive development. The goal is to have an environment where children feel valued and are able to flourish at their own pace.
Ages: 2-4 years
Cost: $275 (registration and supply fee), $280-$670/month
2335 N. Texas Ave., Ste. B, Pearland
832-243-4602
www.abseapreschool.com






6. Eagle Heights Christian Academy
Eagle Heights Christian Academy is an accredited pre-K through 12th grade school that offers Mother’s Day Out, preschool and kindergarten programs. The school offers two- and three-day a week options for Mother’s Day Out for children younger than 3 years, as well as two-, three- and five-day pre-K options for 3- and 4-year-olds. Kindergarten is a five-day a week program. After-school programs are also available. The school offers Bible study for older children and Bible stories for Mother’s Day Out.
Ages: 6 weeks-kindergarten
Cost: $125-$225 (registration fees), $460-720/month (Mother’s Day Out), $342-$538/month for pre-K-12th grade
3005 Pearland Parkway, Pearland
281-485-6330
www.eagle-heights.org






7. Epiphany Lutheran Church Mother’s Day Out
Epiphany Lutheran Church Mother’s Day Out is a part-time program with two- and four-day options. An academic program is offered for children ages 3 and 4 in a Christian environment. Children attend chapel twice a week, and creativity is nurtured with crafts and music. Sibling discounts are available.
Ages: 8 months-4 years
Cost: $100-$200 (registration), $190-$380/month
5515 W. Broadway St., Pearland
281-485-7896
www.shiningthelight.org/mdo






8. First United Methodist Church-The Methodist Children’s Program
The educational ministry of FUMC Pearland promotes the development of children through classroom learning and child-directed, teacher-supported play. Two- and four-day programs are available for the day out program for ages 1-3 as well as for the pre-K program for age 4. Kindergarten is offered four days a week, and the student-teacher ratio is no more than 14-to-2.
Ages: Children’s Day Out for ages 1-3, pre-kindergarten for 4 year olds and kindergarten for 5 year olds
Cost: $250 per child (registration/supply fee),
$200-$475/month
2314 N. Grand Blvd., Pearland
281-485-8721
www.fumcpearland.org/methodist-childrens-program






9. Heritage Christian Academy
Faith-based Heritage Christian Academy offers two-, three- and five-day programs for its Mother’s Day Out program for children 6 months through 4 years. The school integrates Bible stories, songs, storytelling, arts and outdoor play with the daily curriculum. The school offers a five-day curriculum for pre-K3 through fifth grade. It also provides  early morning, midday and after school care.
Ages: 6 months-fifth grade
Cost: $200 (registration), $300-$400 (curriculum and supply fee), $30-$50 (activity fee), $273-$628/month
12006 Shadow Creek Parkway, Pearland
713-436-8422
www.hcapatriots.com






10. In His Steps Academy
In His Steps Academy offers a Mother’s Day Out program with two-, three- and four-day a week options, pre-K4 and kindergarten. The school uses the A Beka curriculum at its foundation, promoting concepts of shapes, numbers, alphabets, phonics and handwriting. Children attend chapel  weekly and are given daily outdoor play. Spanish classes are available for preschool, and music education is taught to children ages 2-5.
Ages: 1-5 years
Prices: $200 (Mother’s Day Out), $425 (kindergarten), preschool varies
2551 O’Day Road, Pearland
281-485-6808
www.inhisstepsacademy.com






11. Little Lambs Learning Center
Based at Shepherd of the Heart United Methodist Church, this school balances play with learning for children in a faith-based environment. Parents can choose two- or four-day registration programs, with classes available Monday through Thursday. The program is an extension of the church’s education ministry and follows the Alvin ISD calendar. A waitlist is available.
Ages: 18 months-5 years
Cost: $200-$275 (registration), $220-$460/month
12005 CR 59, Pearland
(713) 436-0044
www.shepherdoftheheart.org/little-lambs







12. Montessori School of Downtown
The school offers three-day and five-day, full-time or half-day programs across three Pearland-area campuses. It provides outdoor play twice a day, and physical education once a week for children in the preprimary program. Class offerings include technology, Spanish, art and music. Extracurricular after-school activities are provided by local vendors, including yoga, dance and karate.
Ages: 6 weeks-elementary school age
Cost: Call for prices

A. Montessori School of Downtown-Pearland
2121 N. Grand Blvd., Pearland
281-485-3567
www.montessoridowntown.com

B. Montessori School of Downtown-Silverlake
2525 CR 90, Pearland
281-412-5763
www.montessoridowntown.com

C. Montessori School of Downtown-Shipra Campus
11203 Shadow Creek Parkway, Pearland
832-802-8215
www.montessoridowntown.com/shipra-campus






13. Next Generation Academy at Crosspoint Church
Formerly known as The Tot Spot, this academy has a 20,000-square-foot child care facility, including an indoor playground, 11 classrooms and an auditorium. The preschool accepts children as young as 6 weeks. The school has two-, three- and five-day programs and offers early and after school care with transportation to six nearby schools.
Ages: 6 weeks-pre-K4 and transportation for K-fourth grade
Cost: $125 (registration fee), $150 (supply fee), $480-$975 (tuition)
1134 Old Alvin Road, Pearland
281-741-7420
www.crosspointchurch.tv/next-generation-academy






14. Saint Andrew’s Academy
An outreach ministry of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church offers two-, three- and four-day programs, including programs with an extended day. The school embraces the whole child and encourages parental involvement. Chapel is offered daily to teach children Bible stories, prayer and Christian music. The school offers coach-directed sports at an additional cost.
Ages: 1-5 years
Cost: $100 (registration), $261-$580/month
2535 E. Broadway St., Pearland
281-485-3428
www.standrewsacademypearland.com






15. Tottenberry’s Private School
Tottenberry’s has two- through five-day a week programs in addition to Mother’s Day Out. The school offers music, art, Spanish, Bible and physical education while combining small-group work and one-on-one tutoring. Tottenberry’s also offers before- and after-school care with transportation.
Ages: 6 weeks-elementary school age
Cost: Call for prices
7302 Broadway St., Pearland
281-997-8333
www.tottenberrys.com






16. World of Wonder
World of Wonder offers two-, three- and five-day school options in a rural setting with room for outdoor exploration along with small classroom sizes and hands-on learning. All teachers are certified by the Texas Education Agency or have an early childhood certification.
Ages: 2-6 years
Cost: call for prices
4503 Meade Road, Pearland
281-433-5259
www.worldofwonderpreschool.com


By Haley Morrison
Haley Morrison came to Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after graduating from Baylor University. She was promoted to editor in February 2019. Haley primarily covers city government.


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