Kids First Childcare

Posted 1/12/2017 – Kids First will be closed due to inclement weather Friday, January 13, 2017.

In case of inclement weather, Kids First will follow Bartlesville School District’s decision, however, the choice to close even if the public schools are open may occur if it is determined that the roads are unsafe. – Nikki Wagner, Director of Kids First

Kids First Childcare

First Church has a unique and exciting ministry called Kids First. This is a full-time child care facility that is operated as a ministry of the church and provides care with a Christian influence.  Kids First Childcare has been providing quality childcare since 1988.  This program is licensed through the Department of Human Services and meets all guidelines and requirements set by the State of Oklahoma.  Childcare is offered for children ages six weeks to Pre-Kindergarten.

“…so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.  And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.” –Ephesians  3:17-18

The mission

Through the love of Christ Kids First nurtures the whole child; spirit, mind, and body.  We are committed to excellence in this effort so that each child can reach their full potential as children of God.  We build trusting relationships with both children and parents.

Childcare philosophy

All experiences provided at Kids First provide security, promote socialization, encourage self -exploration, and offer opportunities for children to grow in a safe, healthy, and wholesome Christian environment.

We believe that…

  • all children are apart of the church.
  • each child is an important part of God’s plan and God has a purpose for each child.
  • the family is the main source of the child’s spiritual education.
  • the early years are crucial and influence our experiences and responses throughout the rest of life.

Program Highlights

  1. Our Learning Environments
    • Art center
    • Science center
    • Music center
    • Book center
    • Manipulation center
    • Sensory Center
  2. Chapel Time is held Tuesday mornings with Christian music and stories. Parents of Kids First are invited to join their children for this special time of worship and fun on the first Tuesday of each month at 9 a.m.
  3. Kids First has an open door policy.  Parents are encouraged to eat lunch, read a book, or just simply visit their child throughout the day.
  4. Kids First incorporates family-style dining in all rooms.  Family-style dining supports development of relational and social skills.
  5. Kids First provides two nutritional snacks and lunch.
  6. Kids First is a certified Eco-Healthy Child Care Center.  Eco-Healthy Child Care helps early childhood learning environments to be as healthy, safe, and green as possible by reducing children’s exposure to toxic chemicals.
  7. All teachers and staff are CPR and First Aid certified.
  8. All teachers are required to obtain 16 hours of continuing education per year.
  9. Progress is shared with parents during a Parent-Teacher Conference and through child portfolios.

Events at Kids First

  • Annual Parent Teacher conferences
  • Child Portfolios
  • Annual Thanksgiving Feast
  • Muffins with Mom
  • Donuts with Dad
  • Gravy with Grandparents
  • Week of the Young Child Celebration

Monthly Tuition

Members of First Church are given a 10 percent discount. Siblings of current Kids First students and First Church members receive priority in enrollment in that order.

Teams 1 & 2 (infants & Toddlers): $650

Teams 3 & 4 (Preschool)l: $625