welcome to faith school for young children

Faith School for Young Children (FSYC) is a preschool for children ages 15 months to 5 years, located on site at Faith United Methodist Church in Richmond, Texas.  We operate from September - May each year, and we offer a variety of class choices, depending on your child's age.  Our school day is from 9 a.m. -2 p.m., and we offer early/extended hours for our older age groups. You can get detailed class options and rates on our Tuition & Ratios page.


If you are considering FSYC as a preschool home for your child, we invite you to explore our website to learn more about us and how we can serve your family. We would love for you to come take a look at our facilities! We're happy to show you our classrooms and common areas, as well as answer any questions that you might have about our programs. We want all of our parents and children to feel welcome at FSYC!


If you have any questions or would like to set up a tour, please call the office at 281-239-7397 or email our director at amber.herrmann@faithumc.org.  Our office hours are 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.

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our beliefs

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, 

for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these."

                                                                                                          - Matthew 19:2

  • our purpose

    Faith School for Young Children was established as a ministry of Faith United Methodist Church. The purpose of the program is to provide opportunities that meet the needs of early child development in a Christian atmosphere and to expand the worlds of the child to include friends in the community as well as in the home and church. Under the guidance of qualified teachers, this program will provide a curriculum that considers the developmental needs of each child and emphasizes growth in all areas: physical, spiritual, emotional, intellectual and social. 


    The student/teacher ratio will be kept at a low level to facilitate individual attention and instruction of each child. Children of every race, color, religion and cultural heritage are welcome at Faith School for Young Children. Enrollment shall be open to any child, provided the school can meet the needs of that child. The primary criteria for decisions made concerning Faith School for Young Children will be based on what is best for the children, individually and collectively.

  • our philosophy

    We believe a child learns best through his/her own explorations, experiences and discoveries. We believe a child should develop social skills of interacting with other people, develop communication skills of language and listening, and develop an expanded understanding of his/her world. We will provide the manipulative tools and materials in an environment of loving guidance and positive discipline which enables a child to explore, discover, compare, group, solve, remember and imagine.


    Our goal is to provide quality preschool and education in a Christian environment rich with cognitive, social, and play skill development, as well a strong language base. FSYC will take every opportunity to teach children through natural events and examples.


    We will accomplish this through careful planning and preparation by a qualified, dedicated and loving faculty. Classrooms will be set up in learning centers, which allows the children to select from several activities to stimulate all areas of development.

  • Your child's development

    At Faith School for Young Children, each child is viewed as a unique person with an individual pattern and timing for growth and development. Our center creates an environment in which children can grow cognitively, physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually at their own pace. We acknowledge that young children learn by acting upon their environment - exploring, creating, testing, observing - and by watching others.


    We at Faith School for Young Children are specialists in early childhood development. We are passionate about working with young children, are responsive to their needs, and encourage them as they become increasingly more self-sufficient and independent.


    The daily schedule is organized to meet the children’s need for a balance of active and quiet play, large and small group interaction, academic and developmental learning, and indoor and outdoor time. Our developmentally appropriate methods combined with what you, as parents, teach your child form the foundation from which they become lifelong learners. A journey filled with questioning instead of just answering.

  • daily chapel

    At Faith School for Young Children, each child is viewed as a unique person with an individual pattern and timing for growth and development. Our center creates an environment in which children can grow cognitively, physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually at their own pace. We acknowledge that young children learn by acting upon their environment - exploring, creating, testing, observing - and by watching others.

    We at Faith School for Young Children are specialists in early childhood development. We are passionate about working with young children, are responsive to their needs, and encourage them as they become increasingly more self sufficient and independent.

    The daily schedule is organized to meet the children’s need for a balance of active and quiet play, large and small group interaction, academic and developmental learning, and indoor and outdoor time.

    Our developmentally appropriate methods combined with what you, as parents, teach your child form the foundation from which they become lifelong learners. A journey filled with questioning instead of just answering.


  • our curriculum

    FSYC utilizes the ABC Jesus Loves Me curriculum as the foundation for our program. We also align our program to help our students to be exposed to elements within the TEKS as outlined by the state of Texas.


    FSYC recognizes the need to provide a curriculum that offers multiple avenues for children to learn, grow and progress.  Therefore, children: 

    • Practice decision making by selecting activities from a variety of learning centers.
    • Express themselves creatively through art, music, movement, dramatic play, and use of unstructured materials.
    • Develop appropriate concepts and thinking skills through exploration of a variety of concrete materials and activities.
    • Experience warm and positive interactions with children and adults.
    • Participate in physical activities to develop fine and gross motor skills,
    • Learn math, reading and science.