Childcare Ministries
Contact Melissa Siliceo, Director of Childcare Ministries by email or 575-763-8969 if you have any questions or would like more information about Mothers’ Day Out or the Latch Key Ministry.
The links for registration materials, parents handbooks, and other information for each program is provided below. 
Enrollment Dates 
Mothers Day Out
-current students and FIrst UMC members – March 20 at 8:30am
-current wait list students – March 22 at 8:30am and March 23 at 2:00pm
– open enrollment – March 27 at 8:30am 
Latchkey Registration for 2018-2019 School Year now open
Summer Latchkey Registration for 2018 is now open
Latch Key Ministry
The Latch Key Ministry provides a safe, fun place for elementary age children after the school day is over.  
Latch Key participants are picked up from the following schools: Mesa, Zia, Sandia, Parkview, Highland and Barry each afternoon by 2 adults and delivered safely to First UMC where they participate in activities, share in a snack, work on homework, and spend time in a safe environment until picked up by their parent/guardian. 
The hours of Latchkey are Monday – Friday from end of school-5:30pm.
The Latch Key ministry follows the Clovis Municipal Schools schedule.
2018-2019 Enrollment information
Mothers’ Day Out (MDO)
Our Mother’s Day Out ministry offers an opportunity for younger children to play and enjoy a safe environment while mom enjoys a few hours off.  
Mothers’ Day Out accepts children age 9 months through 4 years of age, and children are placed in classrooms with other children their age where they receive age appropriate instruction and play.
The hours for Mothers’ Day Out are Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 am-11:30am, with aftercare offered until 2:30pm.  
Below are the forms and handbook for the Mother’s Day Out Ministry
2018-2019 Enrollment information
Please print both Parent Handbook and Enrollment Agreement by clicking on the links below.
Enrollment is open for all classes and ages. Please contact Melissa Siliceo at 763-8969 or
Enrollment information:
Summer Latch Key Ministry
The First UMC childcare ministry will be offering a Summer Latch Key program for children enrolled in kindergarten through finishing 6th grade. Program will run from June 4 – July 27.  Each day will be filled with fun activities, learning opportunities, as well as trips to the city pool, zoo, movies and other place in our community. Please download the Summer Latchkey handbook and enrollment agreement for all information and registration forms.  For questions or to register, please contact Melissa Siliceo at 575-763-8969 or
Enrollment information. Please print and fill out all three.
All childcare ministries at First UMC are licensed by the CYFD of the State of New Mexico.
Safe Sanctuary Policy
At First UMC we practice the Safe Sanctuary approach to child safety.  In short, Safe Sanctuaries means there is always a minimum of two adults with children, children are never left alone with one adult, and there is an awareness in making sure that both children and adults are protected.  
Each Mothers’ Day Out and Latch Key Staff member is First Aid trained and CPR certified to ensure the safety of every child in our program.  Additionally, all staff go through Safe Sanctuaries training to ensure that all participants and staff are protected. 
Our Latchkey van volunteer drivers and riders are also background checked and trained to ensure the safety of the children entrusted to our care.  
Our goal with both Mothers’ Day Out and Latch Key is to provide a caring, Christian environment to help each child grow and to feel secure.  
Availability is limited for both ministries.
To find out more information or to register your child, please contact Director of Childcare Ministries Melissa Siliceo by email or by phone at 575-763-8969.