Early education center

EEC_COVID_19_Response_Plan.docxSt. Barnabas' Early Education Center began in August 2001 as a Parent’s Day Out program. The program was an extension of the ministry of St. Barnabas United Methodist Church as a need was determined for a program that catered to parents of preschool children in our community. As we have continued to grow, the program has become a place where children can experience a balanced program of early education grounded in biblical values. Our mission is to provide children with a safe and nurturing environment where they can grow physically, mentally, emotionally, socially and spiritually.

Our wonderful staff is continually trained, providing a safe, loving and godly environment for the children. We proudly offer:

  • Small student/teacher ratios;
  • Competitive prices;
  • Academic-based curriculum with Christian values;
  • Frog Street Curriculum taught in all classes infant through Pre-K


Beginning Summer of 2020, we will offer an eight-week summer session in June and July in addition to our fall and spring sessions. Our hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with extended hours available from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

We offer two, three and five-day-a-week programs for children ages 6 weeks to Pre-K. We follow the Arlington ISD calendar for holidays and closings.


Early registration begins in February each year for families already enrolled in the program. Open enrollment begins in March and continues until all available spaces are filled. A completed enrollment form and a registration/supply fee are required for each child to be enrolled. This is a one-time annual fee and is non-refundable.

2020-2021 School Year

Download the 2021-2022 Fall Pre-Enrollment Form

Download the 2021-2022 Summer Pre-Enrollment Form

Download the 2021-2022 EEC Parent Handbook


For more information, contact Angela Johnson, EEC Director, at (817)476-6174.

EEC Payments

You can make registration and tuition payments online; simply click the button below.

EEc activities


Two days a week the children enjoy fun, recreational activities that are age appropriate. Organized activities include parachute play, simple exercise, games, dance and other music movements, relays and “play” motions promoting gross and fine motor skills. Along with sportsmanship and sharing skills, our P.E. program helps empower the children with good health choices.


Music is a wonderful way for children to express themselves. The music program teaches music awareness through rhythms and patterns, listening skills, instrumentation, finger plays, singing and musical movement. Exploring these different variations of music gives children a sense of accomplishment and makes them feel good about themselves. We have musical performances each year involving all classes which is shared and enjoyed with families.


The children attend chapel in the Sanctuary twice a week. Basic Bible stories and Bible truths are shared using books, puppets, music and other storytelling techniques appropriate for preschoolers.


We have adopted the Get Set for School / Learning Without Tears curriculum. Using the Pre-K Readiness and Writing, Literacy, and Numbers and Math components addresses the diverse learning styles of all children and ensures that they are learning the many social skills that prepare them for elementary school. Many other resources are used so that our teachers are selecting activities that provide a balanced program of early childhood education.


In addition to daily opportunities for individual STEAM exploration through centers such as free art, science, manipulatives, Legos, and a variety of blocks, on Fridays, we take on a more intentional approach to exploring by focusing on specific concepts through a student-guided approach. Science, technology, engineering, art and math come together to make learning fun at a developmentally-appropriate level that creates life-long learners beginning in early childhood.