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

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 

Why choose Children’s Education Center?

Meet The Admin Team

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

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

Bonnie O’dell

HR & Staff Manager

Shonda Snyder

Operations Specialist

Marisa Jenkins

Operations and Facilities Coordinator

Mary Marshall

Classroom & Curriculum Coordinator

Jessica Hickey

Operations & Scheduling Coordinator