Beginning in the fall of 2019, newly renovated classrooms will open for your child! We are currently expanding enrollment and will offer early childhood education for children ages 6 weeks - 5 years.

As an extension of the home, children at First Kids Learning Center grow socially and academically, while deepening their love for one another and God. For over 30 years, First Kids Learning Center (previously known as Mother's Day Out and Preschool at First St. Charles United Methodist Church) has provided high-quality, Christian early childhood education.

We offer flexible, individualized learning programs Monday through Friday, 9:00am-3:15pm, for children ages 6 weeks - 5 years. Extended hours include early drop off beginning at 8:00am and late stay pick up at 4:00pm.


First Kids Learning Center was born out of the belief that the natural setting of the church is an extension of the home. Our qualified Christian teachers are eager to help your child make the transition from home to school as smoothly as possible. Your child will grow spiritually, physically, and intellectually at First Kids. Your child will thrive in their development growth, creative expression, and reinforcement of positive self-concept in a safe and healthy environment. 

Our curriculum is based on the Missouri State Early Learning Standards.


At First Kids Learning Center, your child will develop:

  • A sense of self-worth
  • An awareness of Christian principles
  • Social skills including sharing, manners and cooperation
  • Independence
  • Language skills
  • Gross motor skills
  • Fine motor skills
  • Curiosity and appreciation of the world
  • Listening skills
  • Academic readiness for Preschool and Kindergarten


8:00am Early Drop Off

8:50am Regular Drop Off

9:00am Free Play

9:30am Snack

10:00am Learning through Play Time

10:30am Recess

11:00am Bible Story Time

11:30am Craft

12:00pm Lunch

12:30pm Free Play/Recess

1:15pm Rest Time

3:15pm Pick Up

4:00pm Late Stay Pick Up

flexible HOURS

We offer flexible, individualized learning programs for your child. Options include 2 half days a week to 5 full days a week. Half day options include 2-5 days week, Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm. Full day options include 2-5 days a week, Monday-Friday, 9am-3:15pm.

Early care is provided beginning at 8:00am. Late care is available until 4:00pm.

Ages 6 weeks - 3 years:

  • Low student-teacher ratio
  • Supervised play-time in safe indoor & outdoor spaces
  • Age-appropriate learning activities
  • Snack time
  • Nap time

Ages 3-5 years:

  • Low student-teacher ratio
  • Cognitive & language development
  • Social & emotional development