Preschool & Parents' Day Out

Located on Two Campuses
Cobbs Campus & Downtown Campus

The award-winning First Methodist Waco Preschool and Kids' Kastle Parents' Day Out has been the go-to Parents' Day Out and Preschool for over three decades - we are now loving on second generation Kids Kastle kiddos! 



Registration for FUMC Waco's award-winning Kids' Kastle and Preschool programs will be open for the public on Monday, March 30 at 10 am. However, instead of our typical in-person registrations, we are heading online this year. Please check here MONDAY MORNING, 10 am, to register your children for this amazing program, for both Summer 2020 classes and Fall 2020 - Spring 2021 classes, at both our Main Campus and Downtown Campus locations.

Kids' Kastle programming is offered for children 6 months old through 3 and 4 years old, at both our Main Campus and Downtown Campus. Preschool classes are offered for children 3 and 4 years old (or 5 years old, if not yet in Kindergarten), as of September 1, at our Main Campus. Summer programming will be offered at our Main campus for children 6 months old through those entering 4th grade for 2-weeks throughout the Summer. Summer programming will be offered at our Downtown Campus for children 6 months old through those entering Kindergarten for an 8-week period during the Summer.

If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to contact us at 254-722-7154.

First Methodist Waco Preschool, Cobbs Campus

Licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, our Preschool boasts a history of more than 35 years and offers two, three and four day a week classes (Tuesday through Friday) for three and four year olds. Our preschool classes are taught by certified teachers and designed to prepare children for kindergarten in a loving, safe Christian environment.


Preschool: Tuesday - Friday options, 8:30 - 11:30 with extended 11:30 - 2:30 enrichments of science, cooking, fine arts, and lunch bunch.

Kids' Kastle Parents' Day Out Cobbs Campus and Downtown Campus

Voted by Wacoan magazine for more than ten years in a row as the #1 Parents' Day Out program, Kids' Kastle offers children ages six months through five years a place to play, sing, rest, snack, and learn about Jesus from the most loving, high-quality caregivers.


Our Cobbs Campus Kids' Kastle offers part time options. Our Downtown Campus Kids' Kastle offers part time or full time options. 

Cobbs Campus: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8:35am to 2:30pm

Downtown Campus: Monday-Friday (select all or some days) 8:45am -2:30pm with extended hours from 7:15am-5:30pm

The safety of your children is of upmost importance to First Methodist Waco. All First Methodist Waco pastors, staff, Kids' Kastle and Preschool staff, and volunteers have successfully completed Ministry Safe training and background checks.


Preschool Tuition - Cobbs Campus

For all Preschool classes, there is a registration fee of $50 per child.

Current Rates are:

ClassMonthly TuitionAnnual Supply Fee
2 days per week$195$195
3 half-days per week$225$225
3 days per week, all day$375$375
4 days per week$275$275

The annual supply fee covers all supplies, all field trip fees, a Preschool bag and a field trip T-shirt.

Preschool tuition is set annually by the Preschool Board. All fees are non refundable.


Lunch Bunch (11:30 am - 2:30 pm): 

$45 per month for one afternoon a week

$90 per month for two afternoons a week

$130 per month for three afternoons a week


Enrichment Tuition (11:30 am - 2:30 pm):

The cost is $75 per month for the Fine Arts class and $75 per month for the Science class. In addition, there is a $50 non refundable supply fee. 

Cobbs Campus Kids' Kastle Parents' Day Out Tuition

There is an annual registration fee of $50 per child.

ClassMonthly TuitionSupply Fee
1 day per week$95$25 per semester
2 days per week$190$50 per semester
3 days per week$185$75 per semester

Downtown Campus Kids' Kastle Parents' Day Out Tuition

There is an annual registration fee of $200 (non-refundable). The curriculum fee is $100 due August and January (non-refundable). 

Core time is 8:45am-2:30pm. Daily drop-in rate for enrolled families is $40/day.

AM Extended Care $8 (Drop off between 7:15am-8:45am)
PM Extended Care $15 (Pick up between 2:30pm-5:30pm)

Nursery & Early Toddlers

ClassAnnual Tuition10 Month Plan
1 day per week$1250$125
2 days per week$2400$240
3 days per week$3300$330
4 days per week$4000$400
5 days per week$4750$475

Toddler II

ClassAnnual Tuition10 Month Plan

Three's & Four's

ClassAnnual Tuition10 Month Plan

Kids' Kastle rates are set annually by our Weekday Ministries Board of Directors. All fees are non refundable.

Contact Us

Susan Barnett, Director

Sarah Hamm, Assistant Director

Hallie Cook, Campus Director, Downton Campus


Cobbs Campus: 254.772.5636

Downtown Campus: 254.754.4685