Overview

Southminster School was founded in 1990 by Southminster Presbyterian Church as the Early Learning Center. Our preschool program now educates over 100 children from 18 months of age to four years old. Our dedicated teaching staff is well-versed in child development strategies and protocol and must obtain 15 hours of training prior to the beginning of the school year. The safety of our students is a top priority. All school staff, substitutes, and extended care providers are background checked and fingerprinted. Each teacher must maintain CPR/First Aid and AED certification through the American Red Cross.


Preschool classes are held from 9AM-2PM with extended care available beginning at 7AM and until 6PM. 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 that address 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. In addition to classroom activities, children also attend Music and Movement classes daily, and Chapel on Tuesday-Friday. Enriching theme-based days are built into each month to subsidise curriculum. Such days include Rodeo Day, Winter Fest, and Splash Day.


Preschool Programs

Should you have questions regarding Preschool classes, 

please email Bonnie Armentrout, 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


18 months

  • Must turn 2 by December 31st
  • Must be able to use a cup
  • Must be able to eat finger foods independently

Two-year-olds

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

Three-year-olds

  • 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  


All Preschoolers also attend Music and Movement daily in which they learn thematic songs, practice fine and gross motor activities, and refine balance and hand-eye coordination. Additional, preschoolers perform Christmas and Spring programs based on the skills they learn in Music and Movement.