Southminster School was founded in 1990 by Southminster Presbyterian Church as the Early Learning Center. Our preschool program now educates over 200 children from 2-years-old to 4-years-old. Our dedicated teaching staff has an average of 5 years teaching and training and most obtain a minimum of a Child Development Associates Degree (CDA). In addition, all teachers attend the Presbyterian Weekdays Ministries Conference and 15 hours of training in August prior to the beginning of the school year. The safety of our students is a top priority. All school staff, substitutes, and after-school providers are background checked and fingerprinted. Each teacher is also trained in CPR/First Aid, and AED through the American Red Cross. Classes are held from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm with extended care available. Our program seizes upon a child's natural curiosity and interests to build a strong educational foundation in a fun, positive, age-appropriate, Christian environment. The students are provided with opportunities for multi-sensory enrichment, addressing their different abilities and learning styles. Low student-to-teacher ratios, which are below the expected State of Texas requirements, ensure a safe and nurturing environment. The children attend Music and Movement classes daily, Chapel Monday through Thursday, utilize classroom computers, and visit the school library bi-monthly or monthly, depending on age. On-campus field trips and after-school activities further enrich their learning experience.


Should you have questions regarding Preschool classes, 

please email Kate Whaley, Director of Preschool

School Hours - 9:00 am until 2:00 pm

School Week Options

2 days (Tuesday/Thursday) 

3 days (Monday/Wednesday/Friday) 

5 days per week

Classes by Age


  • Must be two by September 1st 
  • Must be able to use a cup 
  • Must be able to eat finger foods independently 


  • Must be three by September 1st 
  • Must be independently toilet trained by the start of school

Four year olds 

  • Must be four by September 1st 
  • Must be independently toilet trained by the start of school 

Activities During the School Year

Our preschoolers enjoy extracurricular activities. Some of those activities include: 

  • Pet Days
  • Community Helpers Days 
  • Rodeo Days 
  • Splash/Water Days