Director’s Message

Dear Child Care Center Families,

A big thank you to all of our Child Care Center families who came to our Open House. We had a wonderful turnout and many great conversations. It was a special time for parents and teachers to converse about their child and the classroom without the craziness of the morning drop-off or afternoon pick-up. At our Open House, we had a drawing for one free day of child care and the winner is - The Shilling Family! Congratulations!

While the Open House provided time for basic conversations about your child, we would like to extend an invitation to further these conversations and talk specifically about your child’s development and growth at our Parent-Teacher Conferences. Conferences will be held October 9 - 13 from 12:00-3:00pm daily. If these times will not work for your family, please talk to your child’s lead teacher to find a convenient time. Look for an email on Monday, October 2 with instructions on how to sign up.

I’m excited to announce Ms. Kelisha will again lead Monday morning gatherings for all of the classrooms at 9am in the chapel. They sing songs and dance, have a Bible story, talk about the upcoming week, and meet together to start the week off on the right foot. This precious time is cherished by the children and teachers alike and something we are so excited to be able to experience with the children. If you have time on a Monday morning, we would love for you to come join us!

We are looking forward to a fun fall season at the Center. Please let me know if there is anything we can do to help better serve you and your child.

Jeremy Miller, Director
First Christian Church Child Care Center

Dates to Remember

October 9 – 13 Parent-Teacher Conferences
October 19, 20 & 23 Fall Break-Edmond Public Schools Closed
October 24 - 25 Picture Days (We will provide a schedule for each day)
October 26 Fall Parties (Kids dress up on this day)
October 27 Costume Carnival, 6-7:30pm
October 31 Halloween (Kids dress up for a costume parade)


• With the changing seasons, please bring and keep a jacket for your child at the Center.
• Please take your child’s sleep things home on Fridays to launder and return on Mondays.

Did you know… 

To receive important announcements such as inclement weather closings via text, e-mail Heather Portillo at with your cell phone number and the name of your cell provider.

Outstanding Employees of the Month!

Sarah Savage – Lead Teacher – Monkeys
Although Sarah has not been employed with the Child Care Center for long, she has taken giant steps, growing her understanding of development appropriate practices and classroom management. Sarah communicates well with parents and works hard to create a positive learning environment for the children in her classroom. Sarah is always quick to ask for help and/or guidance if she cannot figure something out. We are very blessed to have someone so passionate and determined on our team. For these reasons and more, we select Sarah Savage as our October Outstanding Employee of the Month. Thank you, Sarah, for all you do!

Autumn Foster – Assistant Teacher – Everywhere
Autumn has been employed with the Child Care Center for just under a year and wow, she is a rock star! Autumn always ask how she can help and does it without complaining. Her servant’s heart fulfills many needs around the center. Autumn is fun, bubbly, hands-on with children, and her co-workers enjoy working with her! We are so blessed to have Autumn on our team! For these reasons and more, we select Autumn Foster as our October Outstanding Employee of the Month! Thank you, Autumn for all you do!

Laura Rodriguez – Lead Teacher – Ladybugs
Laura has been employed with the Child Care Center since August of 2015. Although Laura is the Lead Teacher in Ladybugs, she is more than that to the Center. Laura also helps in other classrooms, and has the most amazing spirit that is so real, loving, and kind! Laura is willing to help where needed and never complains! Her love for children is genuine, she is patient, caring, and the children love her. Many teachers request Laura to work in their room because she is helpful and great to work with. If it were possible to clone the spirit of a person, we’d clone Laura’s! We are truly blessed to have Laura on our team! For these reasons and more, we select Laura Rodriguez as our Outstanding Employee of the Month! Thank you, Laura of all you do!

Have A Very Happy October Birthday!

Child Care Center Students:
October 5 - Madalynn Rai B.
October 7 - Henry D.
October 10 - Roselyn C.
October 11 - Avery C.
October 13 - Hollis R.
October 16 - Mason & Brody D.
October 22 - Elliot K.
October 31 - Shawn G.

Child Care Center Staff:
October 13 - Rebecca Whitton
October 15 - Ali Fitzgerald
October 18 - Erika Bryan
October 19 - May Xiaomei
October 21 - Harlee Verrill

A Message from Rev. Micah

Child Care Parents,

It’s fall, which means lots of fun things are happening at First Christian Church. Our Wednesday evening UNITE has kicked off with great food, music, Bible lessons, and worship. There is truly something for everyone during our UNITE evenings. I invite you and your family to join us some Wednesday evening and be a part of the fun!

Our Children’s Ministry invites you and your family to our Costume Carnival, Friday, October 27, from 6 to 7:30pm. All children are invited to “trick-or-treat” the church Sunday school classrooms, eat yummy food, and play fun games. Also, everyone is invited to “walk” the Kooky Cake Walk! Bring a friend and canned food items for a donation to the Edmond HOPE Center. Get those costumes ready - we hope to see you there! For more information, contact Jennifer Humphrey at 405.341.3544.

Happy October to all!

Rev. Micah James
Associate Minister

Closing Thoughts…

Before you speak, decide if your words are true, necessary and kind.