First United Methodist Church--Child Development Center

We endeavor to provide high quality comprehensive childcare in a Christian atmosphere, where the individual child's abilities are nurtured and developed. 
~Quality Care ~Early Education ~Christian Nurturing

What We Do

Our goal is the development of the whole child in a positive, relaxed atmosphere. Teachers plan activities which will encourage the growth of the child in all areas
-Physical development
-Language development
-Thinking skills
-Social development
-Moral development
-Spiritual development

Arkansas Better Beginnings 3 Star Award Recipient

We are a 3-Star Better Beginnings Center. We offer a comprehensive program which stimulates growth and development in children 8 weeks-12 years old.

For More Information on Better Beginnings, Click here.


Enroll in gymnastics with Elizabeth Ray this Fall.

Hello, I’m Elizabeth Ray, a life-long member of the First United Methodist Church.  I’m a graduate from Southern Arkansas University with a Master’s of Science of Counseling and Master’s of Education.  I’m the Aquatic Center Coordinator for SAU and adjunct instructor for water aerobics, land aerobics, and lifeguarding. I am the owner of Rock-N Roll Studios gymnastics/cheerleading and have been coaching for over 20 years.  It’s a blessing for me to be able to share my passion of coaching gymnastics, and I look forward to teaching basic gymnastics skills this upcoming school year. Goals for this program include: gross motor skills, coordination, balance, and discipline. We also focus on strengthening the body to ensure safety while participating in physical activities.

In Christ,

Elizabeth Ray  

Our Staff

We have an amazing staff here who are dedicated teachers in the development and support of all the children here! 

Contact Us!

Director: Gwendolyn Reed

Phone: 870-234-8554



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