Since 1963 the education building at First Christian Church has been filled with the sights and sounds of children of all ages each weekday. This outreach ministry was begun in response to the need of a single mother who was returning to school to complete her education. We have the distinction of being the first licensed child care facility in Oklahoma.
We offer care Monday through Friday from 6:45am to 6:00pm for children 6 weeks of age through the completion of fifth grade. We offer transportation to area public and private schools at no additional charge, house an Edmond Public Schools Pre-K classroom, and we also offer a Mother's Day Out option.
Our mission is to serve children and families by providing an early learning environment that encourages the spiritual, physical, social-emotional, and intellectual development of each individual child at his or her own pace, following state and nationally accepted standards of child care.
We believe a child’s early experiences enrich and foster future growth. Children deserve to be treated and respected as individuals in our Christian environment that welcomes reason, exploration, question, and imagination. We value each child’s need for safety, security, warmth, and acceptance in the promise of God’s love.
In the event of inclement weather, First Christian Church Child Care Center will be closed for the first day that Edmond Public Schools are closed. We evaluate the condition of weather and roads for the second and subsequent days.
First Christian Church Child Care Center
- Location: 206 East 1st, Edmond, Oklahoma 73034
- Mail: P.O. Box 3548 Edmond, Oklahoma 73083
- Phone: (405)341-2626
We Are NAC Accredited
First Christian Church Child Care Center is accredited by the National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs (NAC), which is managed by the National Association of Child Care Professionals. NAC Accreditation recognizes FCCCCC as an early care and education program that exemplifies excellence in the care of young children. NAC accreditation benefits everyone involved. Parents can be assured FCCCCC has met standards exceeding the minimum necessary for licensing, staff members have benefited from professional development and children enrolled have an environment conducive to their individual growth and development.
About Our Teachers
Each classroom has at least one lead teacher (responsible for meeting center curriculum standards in lesson planning) and several assistant teachers. We believe that educated, knowledgeable teachers are a benefit to the care and nurturing of children. We feel fortunate that our center teachers come from diverse educational backgrounds. Some have four year degrees in child development and education, others have field-specific early childhood Certificates of Mastery or Child Development Associate credentials, and all are required to hold current pediatric First Aid/CPR certification and obtain a minimum of 20 classroom hours of continuing education training per year.
Each employee goes through an orientation process, Entry Level Child Care Training, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation background checks (both name based and sex offender searches), the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Joshua's List check, and both personal and professional reference checks. Additionally, our vehicle drivers attend Driver's Training and pass qualification by our insurance company based on safe driving records.