Harlingen First Church

of the Nazarene

 Child Care Center

Phone: (956)425-2903

Director - Barbara Clay

Email Address:

Child Care Office


The child care center is under the direction of Barbara Clay who works with an elected board made up of members of the Church of the Nazarene.

The Child Care Center is opened from 7:00 a.m. until 5:45 p.m., Monday � Friday. 


The Center cares for children between 0 and 12 years of age. 



 It is our desire to give children a well-rounded education about themselves, our world, and in the things of God.  Children develop a positive self-concept through a balance of self and teacher-directed activities.  Staff serves as positive role models and provides care that is supportive, nurturing, warm and responsive to each child�s needs.  We respect parents as the primary and most important provider of care and nurturing, and we believe parents and teachers are partners in children�s care and education.  


 PURPOSE - The Nazarene Christian Child Care Center was established in 1976 as a ministry of the First Church of the Nazarene and continues to operate in this capacity.  This Center endeavors to provide a needed service for families of our community desirous of quality care for their children.  



A.      To exercise Christian principles in attitudes and actions so that they are reflected in teaching methods, activities, and atmosphere.


B.      To present the opportunity for children in our care to experience a well balanced program designed to promote their spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional, and social growth.


C.   To minister to the needs of the families represented in our Center