Children’s Education Center (CEC) at Christ Church UM

One School, Two Great Programs



Providing a nurturing foundation for children to be life-long learners.


The Children’s Education Center offers your child:

FELLOWSHIP connection with Christ Church. Our classroom experiences are consistent with a Christian atmosphere, but children of all faiths are welcome!
QUALITY service as a priority. We will set the stage for each child to build self-confidence, while achieving educational & social success.
EXCELLENCE in programming. We are committed to providing excellence in early childhood education by providing a framework for best practice. Our programs are designed to promote optimal learning and development.
Christ Church Preschool is a partial day program offered
throughout the school year.
We offer programs for children ages 12 months to 5 years
Contact Christ Church Preschool: 936-273-9400
Email the Director Laura Hickey
Assistant Program Director Amber Harmon
The Climbing Tree is a full day program that runs year-round.
We offer programs for children
ages 6 weeks to 5 years.
Contact The Climbing Tree: 936-273-2230
Email the Director Laura Hickey
Assistant Program Director Amber Harmon

Why choose Children’s Education Center?

Christ-Centered Foundation
Foster Independence, Exploration & Cooperation
Low student: teacher ratios
Quality Education
with an Enhanced Curriculum
Character Development
Cameras in each classroom
for parent viewing
Critical thinking & problem-solving skills
Weekly Activities 
Chapel, Spanish and Music & Movement

Private Kindergarten

The Children’s Education Center’s Private Kindergarten provides a foundation for children to be lifelong learners.
The early stages of your child’s education are vital as a building block in their learning journey. We strive to help each student discover the excitement and joy of learning from a young age to reach their full potential. Our dedicated & experienced teachers focus on the whole child: socially, emotionally, cognitively, physically & spiritually. Small class sizes allow for more individualized learning opportunities while ensuring a rewarding experience for you & your child.
Two Schedule Options:
Kindergarten {9am-2pm}
Kindergarten with Before and After School Care {6:15am-6:30pm}
For more information contact Amber Harmon 

Meet The Admin Team

Jennifer Felhauer

Executive Director

Children’s Education Center


Laura Hickey

Program Director

Children’s Education Center

Amber Harmon

Asst. Program Director

Children’s Education Center

Shonda Snyder

Operations Specialist

Marisa Jenkins

Operations and Facilities Coordinator

Bonnie O’dell

Staff Relations Coordinator

Jessica Hickey

Operations & Scheduling Coordinator